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Recently, several brands of baby formula were recalled, according to the Chicago Tribune. The baby formulas were recalled because they reportedly caused one baby to become severely ill and two babies to die. The baby formulas that the children consumed were contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport. Cronobacter sakazakii can cause newborns to develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
What Is Necrotizing Enterocolitis?
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a very dangerous intestinal problem. It can cause the small or large intestine to become inflamed. NEC can be fatal if left untreated or if treatment is delayed. This is especially true for newborns suffering from necrotizing enterocolitis. Premature babies in particular are at risk of severe complications if they develop NEC. Premature babies, especially those born prior to 37 weeks into a pregnancy, are at risk of developing health problems if they are fed baby formula containing cow’s milk. Powdered cow’s milk baby formula contaminated with Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii is believed to be the cause of this most recent outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis.
Necrotizing Enterocolitis Symptoms
The symptoms that babies display when they develop necrotizing enterocolitis are similar to those they exhibit when they are suffering from other gastrointestinal conditions. Still, it is important parents know what symptoms to look out for, so that they can recognize something is wrong and take their child to the doctor as soon as possible. Below are common symptoms associated with NEC:
- Apnea (pauses in breathing)
- Red, tender, or swollen belly
- Low heart rate and/or low blood pressure
- Vomit (green colored usually)
- Unstable body temperature
- Diarrhea, bloody stool, blood in urine, and constipation
- Problems feeding
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Unfortunately, it appears that some types of baby formula can cause necrotizing enterocolitis. Currently, Abbott Laboratories is under fire because consumers are alleging that the manufacturer put baby formula on store shelves that contained Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport. Abbott’s alleged actions may have led to multiple infants becoming ill, and two babies dying. So far, the only baby formulas that have been linked to cases of NEC are those manufactured at Abbott’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. Brands manufactured at that facility include Alimentum, Similac, and EleCare. Consumers can visit Abbott’s website to check if the baby formula they feed their children is part of the recall.
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Necrotizing enterocolitis is a big deal. Infants who suffer from NEC are at risk of severe health complications. In some instances, children have died as a consequence of developing NEC. A parent’s worst nightmare is that their child suffers a serious illness or dies. Imagine having it happen just because they consumed the wrong baby formula.
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