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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: SMA® Alfamino® – The first-line dietary solution for severe Cows’ Milk Allergy (CMA)1-7

  • Fast and effective management of severe symptoms*
    • Including patients with multiple food allergies, EoE & FPIES3-7
  • Preferred taste8
    • Which supports feeding acceptance9
  • With added MCTs, structured lipids and low osmolarity
    • Which are known to help support digestion and patients with malabsorption10-12
  • Data to support normal growth and development5**
    • A nutritionally complete feed from birth, or supplementary feeding from 6 months and up to 3 years of age3-7

*reduction in frequency of symptoms; crying p= 0.009, fussing p = 0.0001, spitting up p = 0.04, vomiting p = 0.0013, feeding difficulties p = <0.01.
**based on the World Health Organization growth reference

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision. 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 cow’s milk protein from the mothers’ diet.

INDICATIONS: SMA® Althera®, Dietary management of cows’ milk allergy and/or multiple food allergies. SMA® Alfamino®, Dietary management of cows’ milk allergy and/or multiple food allergies and other conditions where an amino acid formula is recommended.
REFERENCES: 1. Koletzko, S. et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterology Nut, 2012; 55: 221-229. 2. Luyt, D. et al. Clin Exp Allergy, 2014; 44:642-672. 3. Nowak-Węgrzyn A, et al. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015; 54(3): 264–272 4. NHSc. Service Review: Leeds General Infirmary. Data on file. 2018. 5. Vandenplas Y, et al, Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2021 Jul;24(4):1-11 6. Cekola. P, et al. Journal of Clin Nutrition & Dietetics.2021. 7(8):8309. 7. Gold, M.S. et al. Nutrients. 2022. 14;2297 8. Data on File. SMA Alfamino vs Puramino (2015) (2020) Neocate LCP (2012) and Neocate Syneo (2020) 9. Maslin K. et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2018; 29(8): 857–862. 10. Mazzocchi, A.; et al. Nutrients 2018, 10, 567. 11. Bar-Yoseph, F., et al. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 2013. 89(4): p. 139-43. 12. Shaw, V & Lawson, M. Clin Paediatr Dietetics 2007; 3rd ed. Oxford. Blackwell.

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