Consumer ALERT–> FDA Bans “SimplyThick” Breastmilk Thickener
Does anyone use this product in your
Did you use this product for your baby?
This product is used to help thicken feedings of breastmilk or formula for infants with swallowing issues or even to help with reflux.
Some Preterm Infants have become ill with a serious condition called NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis– where the lining of portions of the intestine become inflamed, lack adequate blood supply and subsequently, parts of the intestine can die). This particular problem is most often found early in the premature baby’s life before discharge home.
“To date, the agency is aware of 15 cases of NEC, including two deaths, involving premature infants who were fed SimplyThick mixed with mothers’ breast milk or infant formula products. “
Symptoms to watch for:
Bloated distended abdomen
Vomiting greenish tinted milk or
If you see any symptoms like this, please
contact your babies doctor and get
prompt medical attention.
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