Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Melamine found in US infant formula

Sad and scary news. The FDA is reporting that they have found traces of the industrial chemical melamine in infant formula in the US. You of course remember that melamine is the chemical that caused all of those babies in China to become ill (some were even killed by the exposure). The difference here is that the chemical was not added on purpose. Still, all of the major formula brands tested(Nestle, Enfamil and Similac) had trace levels.

If you're formula feeding or supplementing with formula, try not to worry too much. According to the FDA, the levels are extremely low and shouldn't cause concern from a health standpoint. Still, if you're concerned, talk to your pediatrician.

Andi at Mama Knows Breast has some more information on this story, too.

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