Thursday, November 30

Tag: Baby Formula

Toddler milk supplements are unregulated and unnecessary, pediatrician group warns
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Toddler milk supplements are unregulated and unnecessary, pediatrician group warns

"Toddler milks," powdered drink mixes or formulas marketed for children up to age 3, are unregulated and unnecessary, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.In the report published Friday, the pediatrician group warned these older infant-young child formulas — known as OIYCFs — are not required to meet the same nutritional requirement as infant formulas. "Unlike for standard infant formulas, the FDA does not have a distinct category of OIYCFs, and there are no US national or uniform international criteria for the composition or definition of formulas for children older than 12 months," the authors write.  Because of this lack of oversight, some of these formulas have been criticized for having "unnecessary or potentially detrim...
Abbott baby formula plant in Michigan halts production after severe weather
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Abbott baby formula plant in Michigan halts production after severe weather

Severe weather has forced Abbott Nutrition to pause production at a Michigan baby formula factory that had just restarted after being closed for several months, contributing to a national shortage. Production for Abbott's EleCare specialty formula has been suspended, but there is enough supply to meet demand until production is restarted, the company said.Abbott had prioritized ramping up production of the specialty formula for infants with severe food allergies and digestive problems who have few other options for nutrition.Abbott says it needs to assess damage and re-sanitize the factory after severe thunderstorms and heavy rains swept through southwestern Michigan late Monday. Spokesman Jonathon Hamilton said flooding hit a few areas of the factory, but he declined to provide mo...