Yet another reason why Breast Milk is Best!!

by Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND November 26, 2008

Today the "Physician's First Watch" published the article " Trace Amount of Melamine Found in Some U.S. Infant Formulas" . This is yet another extremely important reason why breast milk is best!! I find it completely unacceptable that any levels of melamine in infant formula are thought to be "perfectly fine". Is contaminated formula "perfectly fine" for those parents in China who's infants died secondary to melamine poisoning?

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Trace Amounts of Melamine Found in Some U.S. Infant Formulas

Small amounts of melamine have been detected in some U.S.-made infant formulas, but the FDA says the products pose no risk, the Associated Press reports.

An agency official told the AP that levels "are in the trace range, and from a public health or infant health perspective, we consider those to be perfectly fine." He advised that babies' diets not be changed.

In October, however, following detection of high levels of melamine in formula from China, the FDA said it "couldn't set an acceptable level of melamine exposure in infant formula," the AP reports.

The agency, testing 77 products, found trace amounts of the chemical in one — Enfamil LIPIL with Iron (Mead Johnson). Melamine's byproduct, cyanuric acid, was found in another — Good Start Supreme Infant Formula with Iron (Nestle). In addition, a spokesperson for a third manufacturer (Abbott Laboratories) says some company tests have found melamine.

The low levels detected are believed to be byproducts of manufacturing. The chemical, found in a cleaner used on some food-processing equipment, can seep into products during preparation. It's also found in some plastic food packaging.

CNN Story: China: Third baby dies from tainted milk formula.

Physician's First Watch coverage of melamine contamination in China

Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND
Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND


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