June 15, 2024

FDA Warns About Probiotics For Hospitalized Preterm Infants

The FDA warns about probiotics for hospitalized preterm infants. A preterm baby died earlier this month after receiving Evivo with MCT Oil probiotic in the hospital. The government is concerned about the risk that products with live bacteria pose to preterm infants. A letter was recently sent to healthcare providers warning them about this problem. The agency also issued two warning letters to companies for illegally selling their products for treating or preventing disease in preterm infants. Probiotics contain live bacteria or yeast and are usually marketed as foods or dietary supplements. The FDA says that infants can develop sepsis if they are given these products. Some companies are illegally selling probiotics to treat or prevent diseases such as reducing the risk of … [Read more...]

Cronobacter Complications: Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Sepsis, and Meningitis

Cronobacter complications can include necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), sepsis, and meningitis. These conditions can be fatal for infants, and a worry for parents in light of the Cronobacter illnesses linked to powdered infant formula. What are the symptoms of these conditions and what should parents look for? Four Infants Sick with Cronobacter First, some background. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that there are four infants from Minnesota, Texas, and Ohio who were sickened with Cronobacter infections after they were allegedly fed powdered infant formula produced by Abbott Nutrition at their Sturgis, Michigan plant. More reports of illness are being investigated. A recall has been issued for four types of that formula: Similac Pro Total Comfort, … [Read more...]

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