SMA H.A.® Infant milk

SMA H.A.{®} Infant milk
The first 1000 days of a baby’s life have a life-long impact on many aspects of future health.

Babies with a family history of allergy are more prone to developing eczema when exposed to intact cows’ milk protein from their first formula feed.

SMA H.A.® Infant Milk contains partially hydrolysed, 100% whey protein and is clinically proven to reduce the risk of eczema in the first year of life by over 50% in babies with a family history of allergy.1

 

IMPORTANT

SMA H.A.® Infant Milk should not be used if a baby has already been diagnosed with allergy to cows’ milk proteins or is suspected of already having an allergy to cows’ milk proteins. For more information caregivers should contact their healthcare professional.

 

Available on the Healthy Start Scheme (UK only).

SMA H.A.® 800 g cans are available in Boots it is also available in Ocado and to order from other pharmacies using the PIP code (UK only): 378-5912

United Drug Wholesale order codes (Ireland only): 897225 (800 g can)

References
  1.  von Berg A et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008; 121: 1442–1447.

LCPs, long chain polyunsaturates

SMA H.A.® Infant milk

To reduce the risk of developing allergy to cows’ milk proteins. Suitable from birth.

H.A. Infant Milk Data Card

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SMA H.A.® Infant milk

To reduce the risk of developing allergy to cows’ milk proteins. Suitable from birth.

HA Infant Milk 800g Tin

800 g powder

Available on the Healthy Start Scheme (UK only)

Available in Boots and to order from other pharmacies
PIP code (UK only): 378-5912

United Drug Wholesale order code (Ireland only): 897225
SMA H.A.® Infant milk

To reduce the risk of developing allergy to cows’ milk proteins. Suitable from birth.

Information for you to give to parents

Preparing your baby’s feed – powder 800 g

Whilst SMA® Nutrition powdered 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. Pull the safety seal and open the lid. The scoop is provided under the lid. Lift the tab,pull on the foil seal, carefully and safely remove the seal and dispose of it.
  2. Wash hands well. Sterilise all utensils to manufacturers’ instructions.
  3. 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) into a sterilised bottle, carefully – the water is hot. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.
  4. Using only the scoop provided in the can, add the correct number of scoops of powder (see feeding guide), levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean dry knife.Store the scoop in suspension inside the can and replace lid.
  5. Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cold running water or in a bowl or jug of cold water until lukewarm, do not immerse the teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops on to the inside of your wrist.

SMA H.A.® Infant milk

To reduce the risk of developing allergy to cows’ milk proteins. Suitable from birth.

Information for you to give to parents

Feeding guide – use from first formula feed

Feeding guide for birth–12 months

Approx. age of baby

Approx. weight of baby

Preparation for single feeds

Feeds in 24 hours

  Cooled, freshly boiled water

kg

lb

Level scoops

ml

fl. oz. approx.

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

 

This table is a guide only; a baby may need more or less than the volumes stated. Caregivers should consult their healthcare professional if more advice is needed. Remember, a baby should be fed on demand.

SMA H.A.® Infant milk

To reduce the risk of developing allergy to cows’ milk proteins. Suitable from birth.

Contains a partially hydrolysed, 100% whey protein which is easier to digest.1 Suitable from birth.

Information for you to give to parents

  • Do not add extra powder or water to make feeds stronger or weaker and do not press powder into scoop. Using too much or too little powder can make your baby ill.
  • We recommend preparing each feed in individual bottles when required.
  • For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feed in the bottle as soon as possible.
  • For older babies, made-up formulae can be added to food.
  • Do not alter or add to formulae unless medically directed.
  • Do not warm feeds in microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.
  • Remember, cows’ milk should not be used as a drink during the first year.
SMA H.A.® Infant milk

To reduce the risk of developing allergy to cows’ milk proteins. Suitable from birth.

Lacoste Free Leaflet

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that pregnant women and new mothers be informed on the benefits and superiority of breastfeeding – in particular the fact that it provides the best nutrition and protection from illness for babies. Mothers should be given guidance on the preparation for, and maintenance of, lactation, with special emphasis on the importance of a well-balanced diet both during pregnancy and after delivery. Unnecessary introduction of partial bottle-feeding or other foods and drinks should be discouraged since it will have a negative effect on breastfeeding. Similarly, mothers should be warned of the difficulty of reversing a decision not to breastfeed. Before advising a mother to use an infant formula, she should be advised of the social and financial implications of her decision: for example, if a baby is exclusively bottle-fed, more than one can (400 g) per week will be needed, so the family circumstances and costs should be kept in mind. Mothers should be reminded that breast milk is not only the best, but also the most economical food for babies. If a decision to use an infant formula 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.