Product description


SMA LF 400 g Powder
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The only whey dominant lactose-free formula available in Ireland1-3

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Manages symptoms of Lactose Intolerance4.

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Nutritionally complete as required by legislation for all infant formula



The first 1,000 days of a baby’s life have a life-long impact on many aspects of future health.


SMA LF® Lactose Free Infant Milk, a nutritionally complete* infant milk for babies and young children who are intolerant to lactose or sucrose, or who are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain or wind that could be caused by temporary lactose intolerance. Avoiding lactose during this time may help to avoid further lactose malabsorption and thus shorten the duration of acute diarrhoea.5 It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth in place of a usual formula feed.

It can take approximately 6 weeks to restore a baby's ability to digest lactose after an episode of gastroenteritis.6

For older babies, it can be used as part of a mixed diet and it is suitable for use up to 18 months of age.

SMA LF® Lactose Free Infant Milk is not suitable for use in cows’ milk allergy, galactosaemia or if a galactose-free diet is required. It is suitable for both primary and secondary lactose intolerance.

Available to purchase in supermarkets and pharmacies

Also available on prescription and GMS
Supplier code (Ireland): 12372561

In March 2020 SMA LF® Lactose Free Infant Milk was reformulated to comply with the New EU legislation. The new formulation can be easily identified by its visible lilac scoop.
For best results, on step 5 of the preparation process, immediately shake vigorously until the powder is fully dissolved. Upon preparation there may be a noticeable foam, this is quite normal.

For enteral use only.

Halal Certified

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  1. SMA LF® Lactose Free Infant Milk datacard. Available at: (accessed May 2020).

  2. Aptamil Lactose Free First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: (accessed May 2020).

  3. Enfamil O-Lac. Available at (accessed May 2020).

  4. NHS. 2019. Lactose Intolerance. Available at: (accessed May 2020).

  5. MacGillivray S et al. Lactose avoidance for young children with acute diarrhoea. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10.

  6. Walsh, J et al. “Differentiating milk allergy (IgE and non-IgE mediated) from lactose intolerance: understanding the underlying mechanisms and presentations.” The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners vol. 66,649 (2016): e609-11.

Find out more about the science here and a comprehensive list of references is available on request via SMA Careline®


SMA LF Lactose Free 400 g powder
400 g powder

Available to purchase in supermarkets and pharmacies.

Also available on prescription and GMS.

Supplier code (Ireland): 12372561


How to open and prepare your baby’s feed.

Whilst this product is made under strict hygienic conditions, it is 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.

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2. Wash hands well. Wash and sterilise all utensils according 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, 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 the lid.




5. Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and immediately shake vigorously until the powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cold running water or in a bowl or jug of cool water until lukewarm, do not immerse the teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist. Upon preparation there may be a noticeable foam, this is quite normal.



Feeding guide birth – 12 months

Approx. age of baby

Approx. weight of baby

Preparation for single feeds

Feeds in 24 hours


Cooled, freshly boiled water



Level scoops


fl. oz. (approx.)

Birth – 2 weeks






2 – 4 weeks







4 – 8 weeks






2 months







3 months







4 months







6 months







7 – 12 months







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.


Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx. 1 fl. oz.) of water. Approx. 90 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.4 g (400 g can).


SMA LF® Lactose Free Infant Milk – 400 g


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.


For enteral use only.


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.

* As required by the legislation for all infant formula.

Important Notice:

We believe that breastfeeding is the ideal nutritional start for babies and we fully support the World Health Organizations recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life followed by the introduction of adequate nutritious complementary foods along with continued breastfeeding up to two years of age. We also recognize that breastfeeding is not always an option for parents. We recommend healthcare professionals to inform parents about the advantages of breastfeeding. If parents consider not to breastfeed, healthcare professionals should inform parents that such a decision can be difficult to reverse and that the introduction of partial bottle-feeding will reduce the supply of breast milk. Parents should consider the social and financial implications of the use of infant formula. As babies grow at different rates, healthcare professionals should advise on the appropriate time for a baby to begin eating complementary foods. Infant formula and complementary foods should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label in order to avoid risks to a baby’s health. SMA LF® is a lactose‑free milk based formula for babies and young children who are intolerant to lactose or sucrose, or who are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhoea, tummy ache or wind caused by temporary lactose intolerance.  It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition up to 6 months of age, and in conjunction with solid food up to 18 months of age.