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FDA: Do not feed SimplyThick to premature infants

 

The thickening product may cause necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a life-threatening condition

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDAWashington, DC – The FDA is advising parents, caregivers and health care providers not to feed SimplyThick, a thickening product, to premature infants. The product may cause necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a life-threatening condition.

FDA first learned of adverse events possibly linked to the product on May 13th, 2011. To date, the agency is aware of 15 cases of NEC, including two deaths, involving premature infants who were fed SimplyThick for varying amounts of time. The product was mixed with mothers’ breast milk or infant formula products. «Read the rest of this article»

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