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Important advice to mothers

The best way to feed a baby is to breastfeed, as breast milk provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness for your baby and also many non-nutritional benefits for both baby and mother. We recommend that you speak to your healthcare professional when deciding on your choice of feeding your baby. Professional guidance should also be sought on the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. If you do choose to breastfeed, it's important to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Infant formula is intended to replace breast milk when mothers choose not to breastfeed or if for some reason they are unable to do so. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, will reduce the supply of breast milk.

If for any reason you choose not to breastfeed, do remember that such a decision can be difficult to reverse. Using infant formula also has social and financial implications which must be considered. Infant formula should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label, in order to avoid risks to a baby's health.

When introducing weaning foods, remember that they need to be suitable and safe, and fed appropriately to minimise any risk to your baby's health.

The pages ahead and other subsequent communications we may have with you provide you with information on infant feeding and SMA Nutrition products, including infant formula.

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Important advice to mothers

Breast milk is best for babies and breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible. SMA Follow-on Milk is only suitable for babies over 6 months as part of a mixed diet. It should not be used as a substitute for breast milk during the first 6 months. The decision to start weaning or to use this product before 6 months, should be made only on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or pharmacist, based on babies individual needs.

If you continue you will be accepting that SMA Nutrition is supplying this information at your individual request and for educational purposes only.

Important advice to mothers

SMA Toddler Milk is suitable for young children 1-3 years and it is not a breast milk subtitute. Breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible. Do not allow prolonged or frequent contact of milk with your toddlers teeth, as this increases the risk of tooth decay. Ask your health care professional or dentist for advice.

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SMA® LF (Lactose Free formula)

For infants and young children with proven lactose intolerance, suitable from birth onwards. This formula should be used under medical supervision.

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Nutritionally complete tailored formula

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Omega 3 & 6 LCPs (Long Chain Polyunsaturates)

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Fortified with iron to help normal cognitive development

The signs of lactose intolerance can include abdominal pain, wind, loose stools, and poor weight gain or weight loss. It can last up to a few days or a few weeks - if you think your baby may be lactose intolerant it’s best to consult your GP.

SMA® LF formula benefits from over 90 years of experience in advancing baby nutrition and is a nutritionally complete formula. It has been designed specifically for the dietary management of infants and young children who are intolerant to lactose or sucrose, or who are suffering from symptoms such as diarrhoea, tummy ache or wind that could be caused by temporary lactose intolerance. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth in place of your usual formula feed. For older babies, it can be used as part of a mixed diet. It is suitable for use up to 18 months of age and may be used for older children and adults with lactose intolerance as part of a lactose free diet.

SMA LF is not for those who are allergic to cows’ milk protein or who suffer from galactosaemia or require a galactose free diet. It is suitable for the dietary management of primary and secondary lactose intolerance.
For enteral use only.

Halal approved and Vegetarian Society approved. Can be mixed with food for weaning babies.

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Why SMA Lactose Free Formula?

Nutritionally complete tailored formula

SMA LF is scientifically developed to meet the specific nutritional needs of babies less than 6 months with proven lactose intolerance.

Omega 3 & 6 LCPs (Long Chain Polyunsaturates)

LCPs are important components of cell membranes and play a key role in the development of the brain, eye, and nervous system. Although LCPs can be made in the body, infants have a high demand for these nutrients. SMA LF contains Omega 3 & 6 LCPs at levels recommended by experts.

Fortified with iron to help normal cognitive development

Iron is very important for growth and brain development. SMA LF is fortified with iron, which helps normal cognitive development.

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  • Nutrition Data
  • Feeding Guide
  • Storage
SMA LF lactose free formula milk

Powder

Available in 430 g cans of powder

This product must be used under medical supervision.

Preparing your baby’s feed

Whilst SMA products are made under strict hygienic conditions, they are not sterile. Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your baby ill.

  1. Wash hands well. Sterilise all utensils to manufacturers’ instructions. After 6 months, if you are using a beaker it is not necessary to sterilise equipment, though you should ensure everything is fully cleaned.
  2. Boil 1 litre of fresh tap water. Allow boiled water to cool for no more than 30 minutes. Measure the required amount of water (see feeding guide on can) into the sterilised bottle, carefully – the water is hot. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.
  3. Using the scoop provided in the can, add the correct number of scoops of powder (see feeding guide on can), levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean dry knife. Replace plastic lid on can.
  4. Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle or lid on the beaker and shake well. Cool bottle or beaker under cold running water until lukewarm. Test temperature by shaking a few drops on to the inside of your wrist.

If advance preparation is necessary, consult your healthcare professional.

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition per 100ml prepared feed

Energy 281 kJ (67 kcal), Fat 3.6 g, of which, saturates 1.4 g, of which, unsaturates 2 g, Carbohydrate 7.2 g, of which, sugars 2.6 g, of which, lactose <6.7 mg, Protein 1.5 g, Salt* 0.04 g, Omega 3: α-linolenic acid (ALA) 42 mg, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 7.1 mg, Omega 6: Linoleic acid (LA) 520 mg, Arachidonic acid (AA) 12.3 mg.
* Salt is present for nutritional purposes.
LCPs = Long Chain Polyunsaturates

Ingredients

Dried glucose syrup, vegetable oils (palm, soya, coconut, sunflower), whey protein concentrate (milk), potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, emulsifier (soya lecithin), calcium carbonate, potassium bicarbonate, calcium phosphate, sodium citrate, magnesium phosphate, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (AA, DHA), calcium chloride, calcium citrate, calcium hydroxide, inositol, choline chloride, vitamin C, magnesium carbonate, taurine, potassium hydroxide, L-carnitine, ferrous sulphate, nucleotides (cytidine-, disodium uridine-, adenosine-, disodium inosine-, disodium guanosine-5’-monophospate), zinc sulphate, antioxidants (tocopherol-rich extract, ascorbyl palmitate), vitamin E, niacin, vitamin A, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, copper sulphate, manganese sulphate, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin D, potassium iodide, folic acid, vitamin K, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin B12.

Halal

Halal approved and suitable for a Halal diet.

Vegetarian

Vegetarian Society approved, suitable for a vegetarian diet.

Feeding Guide

Feeding guide birth - 12 months
Approx. age of baby Approx. weight of baby Preparation for single feeds Cooled, freshly boiled water
kg lb Level scoops ml fl. oz. approx. Feeds in 24 hours
Birth - 2 weeks 3.4 3 90 3 6
2 - 4 weeks 3.7 8 4 120 4 6
4 - 8 weeks 4.2 4 120 4 6
2 months 5.3 11¾ 5 150 5 5
3 months 6.1 13½ 6 180 6 5
4 months 6.7 14¾ 6 180 6 5
6 months 7.6 16¾ 8 240 8 4
7 - 12 months - - 7 210 7 3

Feeding Guide Liquid Milk

Feeding guide birth - 12 months
Approx. age of baby Approx. weight of baby Size of feed Feeds in 24 hours
kg lb ml fl. oz. approx.
Birth - 2 weeks 3.4 100 6
2 - 4 weeks 3.7 8 130 6
4 - 8 weeks 4.2 130 6
2 months 5.3 11¾ 170 6 5
3 months 6.1 13½ 200 7 5
4 months 6.7 14¾ 200 7 5
6 months 7.6 16¾ 250 4
7 - 12 months - - 200 7 3

Feeding Guide Powdered Milk

Feeding guide from 6 months+
Amount of water Number of scoops of powder
ml fl. oz. approx.
1 beaker/bottle 180 6 6

Feeding Guide Powdered Milk

Feeding guide 1-3 years
Amount of water Number of scoops of powder
ml fl. oz. approx.
1 beaker 180 6 6

Feeding Guide Powdered Milk

Feeding guide
Approx. weight of baby Preparation for single feeds
Cooled, freshly boiled water
kg lb Level scoops ml fl. oz. approx. Feeds in 24 hours
2 4.5 2 60 2 6-8
3.5 7.5 3 90 3 6-8
5 11 4 120 4 6
6.5 14.5 6 180 6 5
7 15.5 6 180 6 5

Feeding Guide Liquid Milk

Feeding guide
Approx. weight of baby Size of feed Feeds in 24 hours
kg lb ml fl. oz. approx.
2 4.5 70 2 6-8
3.5 7.5 100 3 6-8
5 11 135 6
6.5 14.5 200 7 5
7 15.5 200 7 5

This table is a guide only. Babies, just like the rest of us, have different appetites and they change as time goes by, so your baby may need more or less than the volumes stated. If you require more advice about feeding, speak to your healthcare professional. Remember to feed your baby on demand.

Storing and using formula

Ideally a powdered formula feed should be made up as and when you need it. However, sometimes, preparation in advance is necessary, for example, when taking your baby to nursery. If this is the case speak to your healthcare professional for guidance or call the SMA Careline team on UK: 0800 0 81 81 80 ROI: 1800 931 832.

When reheating a beaker or bottle never leave it warming for more than 15 minutes. Warm the feed in a bottle warmer or place in a container of warm water. Don’t use a microwave to warm a bottle or beaker as it unevenly heats the feed and may burn your baby’s mouth. Shake the bottle or beaker before giving it to your baby so there are no hot spots and remember to always test the temperature on your wrist first too. If it feels hot, it’s too hot for your little one.

Do not add extra powder or water to make the feeds stronger or weaker and do not press the powder into the scoop. Using too much or too little powder could make your baby ill. Remember to throw away any feeds that have not been used within 2 hours. For older babies, made-up formula can be added to food and used in cooking, however never add any food to the milk in your baby’s beaker/bottle.
For enteral use only.

Attention

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Breast milk is best for babies. This product must be used under medical supervision. SMA LF is a lactose-free milk based formula for the dietary management of babies and young children who are intolerant to lactose or sucrose, or who are suffering from symptoms such as diarrhoea, tummy ache or wind caused by temporary lactose intolerance. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition for babies up to 6 months of age, and in conjunction with solid food, for babies and young children up to 18 months of age. SMA LF is not suitable for those who are allergic to cows’ milk protein, or who suffer from galactosaemia or require a galactose free diet.

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