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July 11, 1988
Baby formula containing antibodies found in mother's milk appears to prevent a potentially fatal digestive complication that commonly afflicts premature infants, researchers say. Dr. Alfred Rosenkranz and his colleagues at the University of Vienna reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that the special formula sharply reduced the risk of a disorder known as necrotizing enterocolitis.
August 30, 1987 | Compiled from Times staff and wire service reports
A natural protein found in mother's milk may help bottle-fed babies have fewer digestive problems, according to a new study by the Agriculture Department. Lactoferrin, or milk iron, is known to help infants absorb iron from mother's milk and to protect them against intestinal infection, the department's Agricultural Research Service reported. "Our studies suggest that adding lactoferrin to infant formula will make it more like human milk," said Burford L.
August 6, 1990
A United Nations conference to promote breast-feeding denounced last week the practice of distributing baby formula free to new mothers, particularly those in developing nations. The conference urged closer regulation of the marketing of baby formula to encourage breast-feeding, which is considered a key to lowering infant mortality. Doctors said even mothers who have tested positive for the AIDS virus should breast-feed.
July 2, 1990 | From United Press International
Baby Food Burns: Gerber Products Co. was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court in a case alleging strict liability, negligence and breach of warranty. Chrislee V. Gedeon, who filed the case, says that when she heated two jars of beef and carrot baby food, the jars appeared stable and were not bubbling or boiling. As soon as she put a plastic spoon in one of the jars, "the contents exploded all over plaintiffs' face, neck, back and chest," causing severe burns, the suit says.
May 8, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA
The Orange County Rescue Mission has started a drive to collect baby formula for needy infants who are no longer eligible to receive nutritional assistance through a county administered food program. Mission spokesman Jim Palmer said his agency is seeking nearly 3,000 cans of baby formula to help children turned away from the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program, which last week was forced to reduce services because of a funding shortfall.
January 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A recall has been issued for 3,030 cans of a specialty formula used for premature babies because the cans are contaminated with potentially life-threatening bacteria. Recalled was a batch of EnfaCare LIPIL, made by Mead Johnson Nutritionals. The cans are embossed with the batch code BME01 and an expiration date of 1JAN04.
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