Nestlé Health Science UK Statement on Demand for Specialist Infant Formulas for Cows’ Milk and Multiple Food Allergies

A recent recall of a competitor’s products has caused challenges for many parents. Our thoughts go out to families affected by the incidents and recall. We know that it is distressing for parents when they cannot find the formula prescribed by their healthcare professional, and that many of them have already been through a distressing journey with a CMPA diagnosis.

We understand that this situation will have a wide-ranging impact and we are currently working hard to be part of a solution to help healthcare providers, parents and their children.

We are collaborating with healthcare professionals and institutions to assure continued supply of our specialist infant formulas for cows’ milk and multiple food allergies: SMA® Althéra® and SMA® Alfamino®. Our teams are doing everything possible to increase production of these products to help meet the increased demand. Please be assured that we currently have no stock or supply issues around either of these alternative products.

For information related to Nestlé Health Science’s prescribed products SMA Alfamino and SMA Althéra, including quality and nutrition information please call SMA Careline:0800 0818180 & ROI:1800 931 832.

Any decisions made around feeding your infant or child should be made in consultation with your healthcare professional.

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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.