The Truth About Baby Poop: Colored Stool and Diarrhea in Infants

New babies don’t come with an instruction manual, but they do leave clues about the state of their health. Hiding in a baby’s diaper is a wealth of information, and many new parents understandably find themselves spending a lot of time and energy trying to decode the messages left for them — the amount, the … Read more

When Is It Time for My Baby to Use a Cup Instead of a Bottle?

Whether you breastfeed, bottle feed, or do a combo of the two, at some point you’ll wonder: Is it time to move on to a cup? If you just breastfeed, the easiest switch is to skip bottles entirely and go straight to cups around the 1-year mark, or whenever you decide to stop nursing. If … Read more

Significant Shortages of Baby Formula Seen in U.S.

FRIDAY, April 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Supply chain problems are causing significant shortages of baby formula in the United States, and some retailers are now limiting how much people can buy at one time. About three-quarters of U.S. babies receive formula within their first six months, but it’s getting more difficult to … Read more

FDA: Unsanitary Conditions Found at Baby Food Factory

March 23, 2022 U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigators found unsanitary conditions at an Abbott baby food factory in Sturgis, MI., linked to reports of bacterial infections in infants, the FDA said in a preliminary report issued Tuesday. The report said Abbott didn’t maintain clean surfaces at the plant and that inspectors found a history … Read more

FDA Expands Recall of Abbott Baby Formula

March 1, 2022 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded its recall of Abbott baby formula after a second infant became sick with a bacterial infection and died after consuming formula. The newest recall is for Similac PM 60/40 formula, a specialty formula for infants who need lowered mineral intake, the FDA said in a … Read more