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SMA® Alfamino® | Amino Acid Formula for CMA

What is SMA® Alfamino®?

Hypoallergenic (non-allergenic) amino acid formula for the dietary management of severe cows’ milk allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food protein allergies (MFPA)1-4

 

SMA® Alfamino® is designed to provide first-line formula relief from the symptoms associated with severe CMA and/or MFPA.1-4 It can also be used in the dietary management of those infants who experience no symptom improvement on extensively hydrolysed formulas (eHFs).1,2,4

 

SMA® Alfamino® is nutritionally complete from birth and supplementary feeding from 6 months to 3 years of age and formulated to support growth, tolerance and absorption in the most challenging allergy conditions.1–3

 

For more information on SMA Alfamino® or cows' milk allergy:

  • Visit our CMA information page
  • Contact your local representative
  • Contact our Careline on 0800 0 81 81 80
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ORDER A TRIAL SAMPLE

Nestlé Health Science proudly offer a product Sample Service, delivering direct to your patients. To request your sample of Alfamino®, simply click on the button below and follow the short sign up process. This will allow you to request your Alfamino® sample as well as other Nestlé Health Science product samples available via the service.




KEY FACTS ABOUT SMA® ALFAMINO®: THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAIL

SEVERE SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT
 
SMA® Alfamino® is designed to relieve symptoms in infants with severe CMA and multiple allergies1,2

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SUPPORTS DIGESTION AND MALABSORPTION
 
SMA® Alfamino® has a low osmolarity and is the only AAF formulated with both MCTs and structured lipids to help support digestion and malabsorption5–7

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PREFERRED TASTE OF SMA® ALFAMINO®
 
SMA® Alfamino® has preferred taste over competitor AAF formulas which may help feeding acceptance and health economic savings8,9


EFFICACY

Alfamino® met the AAP hypoallergenicity criteria in a randomised, controlled trial and can be recommended for the dietary management of CMA:1

DIGESTION & MALABSORPTION

ADDED MCTs
 
SMA® Alfamino® contains added medium-chain triglycerides for easily absorbed energy6
STRUCTURED LIPIDS
 
SMA® Alfamino® is the only amino acid formula to contain structured lipids, which may support softer stools and both calcium and fat absorption5,7
LOWEST OSMOLARITY
 
SMA® Alfamino® has the lowest osmolarity of any amino acid formula in the UK which may help to manage diarrhoea7

INDICATIONS

INDICATIONS: *ACBS approved. Alfamino® is for complete nutritional support from birth or supplementary feeding from 6 months and up to 3 years of age for the dietary management of cows’ milk allergy and/or multiple food allergies.


PRECAUTIONS:
Use under strict medical supervision after full considerations of all the feeding options available, including breastfeeding. For oral or enteral use only.

Ingredients

Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oils (Sunflower, Rapeseed, Esterified Palm), Amino Acids (L-Arginine-L-Aspartate, L-Lysine Acetate, L-Leucine, L-Proline, L-Glutamine, L-Valine, Glycine, L-Isoleucine, L-Threonine, L-Serine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Histidine, L-Alanine, L-Cystine, L-Tryptophan, Magnesium L-Aspartate, L-Methionine), Medium Chain Triglycerides, Potato Starch, Minerals (Calcium Glycerophosphate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Selenate), Emulsifier (E472c), Crypthecodinium Cohii Oil (DHA), Mortierella Alpina Oil (ARA), Vitamins (C, E, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B2, A, B1, B6, K, Folic Acid, D, B12, Biotin), Choline Bitartrate, Acidity Regulator (E330), Taurine, Myo Inositol, Carnitine.

COMPOSITION DATA CARD AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

ORDERING INFORMATION

Product Product Format PIP Code Nestlé Line Code Case Size
SMA Alfamino 1*400g Tin 385-6416 12294404 6

SUPPORT TOOLS 




WEANING GUIDE
 
The Althéra® and Alfamino® weaning guide can be downloaded here.



SMILESBACK
 
The SmilesBack mobile app allows parents to keep track of their baby’s symptoms and feeds to support healthcare professionals diagnose or manage CMA. Learn more here.


COMISSTM
 
The CoMiSSTM awareness tool can be used by healthcare professionals to quantify CMA symptoms. Learn more here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What tin size is SMA® Alfamino® available in?

  • A 400g re-sealable tin.

Does SMA® Alfamino® contain cows' milk, soy or coconut?

  • SMA® Alfamino® does not contain any cows' milk, soy or coconut.

What are structured lipids?

  • Studies have shown that infants fed a formula containing structured lipids vs. those on a standard infant formula have had improved bone mineral density and calcium absorption, softer stool consistency and reduced crying time.4 Structured lipids unique structure is designed to mimic the composition of breastmilk and is rare in standard vegetable oils. They are less likely to form insoluble soaps which are more likely to be malabsorbed, reducing calcium and fat absorption and producing uncomfortable, harder stools.5

How can I contact your careline or a product representative?

  • You can contact us on 0800 0 81 81 80

Where can I learn more about cows’ milk allergy?

  • You can learn more about cows' milk allergy on our condition pages, here.

 

Important Notice:

Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cows’ milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows’ milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision. For healthcare professionals only.


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References:

  1. Nowak-Wegrzyn A et al. Clin Pediatr 2015; 54(3): 264–272.
  2. NHSc, Clinical Audits & Service Reviews: Leeds General Infirmary & Manchester Children’s hospital. Data on file.
  3. Corkins M et al. Pediatrics 2016; 10: 3–9.
  4. Luyt D et al. Clin Exp Allergy 2014; 44: 642–672.
  5. Bar-Yoseph F et al. Plefa 2013; 89(4): 139–143.
  6. Marten B et al. International Dairy Journal 2006; 16: 1374–1382.
  7. Nutritional information from product datacards: Puramino®, Neocate LCP® and Neocate Syneo®. June 2018.
  8. Data on file. Alfamino® vs Puramino® and Neocate LCP®
  9. Maslin, K. et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2018; 29(8): 857–862.

Footnotes and abbreviations:

AAF, amino acid formula
CMA, cows’ milk allergy
eHF, extensively hydrolysed formula
FAQs, frequently asked questions
MCTs, medium-chain triglycerides
MFPA, multiple food protein allergies

Nestlé Health Science produces a range of foods for special medical purposes (FSMP) for use under medical supervision. A sample product should only be requested for a patient if deemed suitable following a professional evaluation from an appropriate healthcare professional. Althera® and Alfamino® are infant FSMPs and should only be used after the full consideration of the feeding options available, including breastfeeding.
The Nestlé Health Science Sample Service is available to healthcare professionals only, who require sample products for professional evaluation when they have no sample product or if a patient has insufficient product to cover their needs. This service is not intended as a long term solution for a patient.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their babies have cows' milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows' milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to follow the instructions on the label. Unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution can make babies ill. Incorrect storage, handling, preparation and feeding can eventually lead to adverse effects on the health of babies. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision.