Alfamino® is an amino acid based infant formula specifically formulated for infants (0-12 months) with severe cow’s milk protein allergy, eosinophilic oesophagitis, intestinal malabsorption and/or multiple food intolerances.
Alfamino® is nutritionally complete and suitable as a sole source of nutrition from birth or supplementary feeding from 6 months of age to support healthy growth and development in formula fed infants.
- Amino acid based infant formula for special dietary use
- Protein source is 100% free amino acids
- Contains Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) (25% of total fat) to support fat absorption
- Contains specially designed structured lipids to help facilitate fat and calcium absorption
- Contains DHA and ARA
- PBS listed
Energy Density: 0.7kcal/ml or 2.9kj/ml
- Protein* - 11%
- Carbohydrates – 45%
- Fat – 44%
Osmolality: 320 mOsm/kg water
Renal Solute Load: 320 mOsm/1000mL
Water Content: 900mL/ 1000mL (139g of powder with 900mL of previously boiled water)
*Represents the sum of added amino acids
- Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE)
- Multiple food protein allergy
- Severe intestinal malabsorption
- Intolerance to extensively hydrolysed formulas
Corn Syrup Solids, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower, Canola, Esterified Palm), Amino Acids (L-arginine-L-aspartate, L-lysine acetate, L-leucine, L-proline, L-glutamine, L-valine, Glycine, L-isoleucine, L-threonine, L-serine, L-phenylalanine, L-tyrosine, L-histidine, L-alanine, L-cystine, L-tryptophan, magnesium L-aspartate, L-methionine), Medium Chain Triglycerides, Potato Starch, Minerals (Calcium Glycerophosphate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Selenate), Emulsifier [472c], Crypthecodinium Cohii Oil (Rich in DHA), Mortierella Alpina Oil (Rich in ARA), Vitamins (C, E, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B2, A, B1, B6, Folic Acid, D3, K1, B12, Biotin), Choline Bitartrate, Acidity Regulator (330), Taurine, Inositol, L-Carnitine.
|NUTRIENT||UNITS||(1)Per 100 g*||(1)Per 100 mL*|
|Energy||kJ / kcal||2105 / 503||293 / 70|
|Protein** (11% kcal)||g||13.3||1.9|
|Fat (44% kcal)||g||24.6||3.4|
|- Polyunsaturated fat||g||4.5||0.63|
|- α-linolenic acid||g||0.40||0.06|
|- linoleic acid||g||3.5||0.49|
|Carbohydrate (45% kcal)||g||57||7.9|
|Minerals||(1)Per 100 g*||(1)Per 100 mL*|
|Vitamins||(1)Per 100 g*||(1)Per 100 mL*|
|Vitamin A||μg RE||580||81|
|Vitamin E||mg α-TE||12.3||1.7|
Osmolarity: 300 mOsm/l
RE = Retinol-Equivalent
TE = Tocopherol-Equivalent
* 1 litre = 139 g powder + 900 mL water.
* Represents the sum of added amino acids.
Total Nitrogen x 6.25 equals to 14.5 g protein / 100 g of powder.
More about cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA)
BREASTFEEDING IS BEST FOR BABIES.
Of all food allergies, cow’s milk protein allergy or CMPA is the most common one in infancy.
In Australia and New Zealand more than 2% (1 in 50) of infants are allergic to cow's milk*. Most children outgrow cow's milk allergy by the age of three to five years. Although nearly half of the children affected by CMPA grow out of it by 1 year, and two-thirds at 2, we understand that in the initial stages it can be a very challenging time as a parent.
Food allergies such as CMPA can affect anyone, however those infants with a family history of allergy are at higher risk. CMPA occurs when a baby’s immune system reacts negatively to the proteins in cow’s milk.
- If formula-fed, the reaction is to the milk protein in the formula.
- If breastfed, the reaction is due to milk protein in the diet of older infants or it may be due to milk protein passed from the mother through breast milk. Continued breastfeeding is encouraged and your doctor can advise on the most appropriate feeding options, depending upon your baby's symptoms.
In both cases, the cow’s milk protein triggers the body’s immune system to have an allergic reaction. This can cause symptoms that affect the skin, breathing and/or digestive system of your baby. There are two types of allergic reactions:
- IgE mediated –rapid onset allergic reactions and can occur within 15 minutes after consuming cows’ milk or dairy products.
- Non-IgE mediated - delayed reactions to cows’ milk may take up to several hours to days to appear after consumption of the allergen.
If you are concerned that your child may have CMPA, speak with your child’s doctor to discuss symptoms and possible diagnosis. In case of a severe allergic reaction, seek medical assistance without delay. Once diagnosed, CMPA can be effectively managed in consultation with a healthcare professional. The key is to seek support from a healthcare professional as early as possible in the journey to ensure an early and correct diagnosis.
*ASCIA Cow’s Milk (Dairy) AllergyCow`s milk (dairy) allergy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
ALFARÉ® and ALFAMINO® are Infant Formula Products for Special Dietary Use. Products are not suitable for general use. ALFAMINO® Junior is a food for special medical purposes specifically formulated for children with severe allergy and/or food intolerances. Products must be used under medical supervision.
Breast milk is best for baby and provides ideal nutrition. Good maternal nutrition is important for preparation and maintenance of breastfeeding. Introducing partial bottle feeding could negatively affect breastfeeding and reversing a decision not to breastfeed is difficult. Professional advice should be followed on infant feeding. Infant formula should be prepared and used exactly as directed or it could pose a health hazard. The preparation requirements and cost of providing infant formula until 12 months of age should be considered before making a decision to formula feed.
Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cow’s milk protein allergy. If a decision to use an infant formula for special dietary use is taken, it must be used under medical supervision.
If you are a healthcare professional and require further information or clarification, please contact your Nestlé Health Science Account Specialist or alternatively submit the online form available here. For Consumer Services please contact us on 1800 671 628