Each year, about 9,000 infants in the United States develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). This potentially deadly condition develops when a premature baby is fed cow’s milk-based infant formula. Scientists have known this for well over a decade, yet none of the major infant formula brands provide a warning on the label.
NEC occurs when bacteria found in cow’s milk invades an infant’s intestinal wall. The bacteria causes infection and inflammation that can ultimately destroy the intestinal tissue. This creates permanent scarring, narrowing, or destruction of a baby’s intestines, causing infections, lifelong complications, or even death.
Several peer-reviewed studies link NEC to cow’s milk-based baby formula and milk fortifier. A 2014 study found premature infants to have a 320% greater risk of developing NEC if they were fed cow’s-milk based formula or milk fortifier. In addition:
Studies have shown for years that feeding premature babies human milk-based formulas and fortifiers reduces or eliminates the risk of NEC, yet most formula manufacturers have never told the parents who buy their products of the dangers, or of the alternatives.
Human milk-based formulas have been available since 2014, and other alternative formulas have been around for decades, but manufacturers continue to profit from formulas that put their tiniest customers at risk.
If your infant was seriously injured or died of NEC after being fed cow’s milk-based infant formula, you can help. We want to prevent other parents and infants from going through what you have endured.
Join The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. in holding these companies accountable so that they are forced to add warning labels and provide alternatives for infants who need it most.
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