New parents want what is best for their babies, especially when it comes to the nourishment they provide. Many would be horrified to learn that the baby formula they trusted to help their little one grow may actually increase their infant’s chances of developing an illness, such as a severe gastrointestinal disease known as 坏死性小肠结肠炎(NEC).
特别是, premature babies appear to develop NEC and other problems at higher rates when fed formula that is made with cow’s milk when compared with preemies who consume breast milk, 研究发现. Separately, Abbott Nutrition announced a 自愿召回旗下的雅培, 雅培PM 60/40, Alimentum and EleCare powdered infant formulas in February 2022 following reports of bacterial infections and other potentially deadly complications.
Our medical attorneys are reviewing allegations that certain formula products claiming to provide optimal nourishment for babies may actually worsen their health by causing NEC and other severe illnesses.
You may have a claim if your premature baby developed NEC after consuming a cow milk-based formula, or if your full-term baby became sick after consuming a recalled product made by Abbott Nutrition. 联系医疗律师 Fidelma 菲茨帕特里克 or 卡门·斯科特 by 电子邮件 或者拨打1.800.768.4026查询更多信息.
Abott Nutrition issued a voluntary recall 旗下的雅培Similac, 雅培PM 60/40, Alimentum and EleCare baby formula products after receiving multiple complaints of Cronobacter and Salmonella bacterial infections, gastrointestinal ailments and at least one death.
Effects of Cronobacter infections can be life-threatening and include:
Effects of life-threatening Salmonella infections include:
Parents are encouraged to locate the lot number that is printed on their baby formula container to determine whether it is included in the recall. Abbott recalled the following 雅培Similac, Alimentum and EleCare lot numbers:
- The lot code’s first two digits are 22 through 37
- 代码包含K8, SH或Z2
- The expiration date is April 1, 2022 or later
Abbott recalled the following 雅培PM 60/40 lot numbers:
Bovine-based premature baby formulas of concern
Specific formula products that may be a concern for premature babies are cow milk-based formulas that are fed at hospital NICUs and gifted from hospitals including:
- Go & 成长
Necrotizing enterocolitis tends to develop within the first few weeks of an infant’s life. Newborns with the condition experience severe inflammation of the large intestine that can damage or even kill intestinal tissue. Weakened tissue makes the infants more susceptible to life-threatening infections as it allows bacteria to leak into the bloodstream and body.
While any newborn can develop NEC, babies born prematurely are especially high risk. Symptoms of the disease may present differently depending on the infant, but can include:
- Bile in the stomach, or green-colored vomit
- Trouble passing food through the intestines
Formula is more difficult to digest than breast milk, according to Stanford Children’s Hospital, 母乳中含有抗体, enzymes and other substances that help premature babies fight infections. Preemies that are fed formula made with cow milk and do not receive breast milk are at a higher risk of developing NEC, 根据儿童医院.
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