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FDA warns against feeding infants homemade formula

February 25, 2021

Pediatricians are urged to remind parents not to feed their infants homemade formula.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently received reports of infants hospitalized with hypocalcemia after being fed homemade formula. Recipes that lack nutrients necessary for growth or are contaminated can be life-threatening to infants.

Parents who fed their infant homemade formula are instructed to contact their health care provider to report any symptoms and receive care, according to the alert from MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

Health care providers can submit voluntary reports of serious adverse events to the FDA at Consumers should contact the FDA consumer complaint coordinator in their state at

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