Sunday, November 30, 2008

melamine in US infant formulas

Here's the skinny: Melamine, that chemical that killed babies in China and dogs in the US, has now been found in US formulas. Not in amounts as high as in China, but in amounts higher than should be found if it were simply from processing. I got my information from this and this article. Enfamil, Similac and Nestle are the three brands that report finding it.

The problem is, the FDA had previously said no amount of melamine was safe. And now, without conducting any tests, they have decided that a certain small amount of it is safe.

How do they know?

And, would I be foolish to continue to feed our son formula? Is it worth the risk?

3 comments:

AzĂșcar said...

If I were you, I'd try to get the organic formula, like Earth's Best. I'd avoid the big three formula producers. But that's me.

dalene said...

I am completely unqualified to have an opinion on this (other than he's obviously not sick, so try not to worry). But I wish you well.

wendy said...

Thanks, Azucar! I just needed a little validation on this one for some reason.