#childsafety | Don’t give your baby homemade formula


Experts are warning families about misinformation circulating online and on social media claiming it is safe to use homemade baby formula recipes.

The number for poison control is (800) 222-1222.

“Even the best intentions can have devastating results,” says Diane Calello, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center based at Rutgers University.

“Although it may seem safe to use substitutes or make homemade formula to feed your baby, it can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening.”

Here, Calello discusses what caregivers should not feed infants and which formula alternatives are safe:

If a child is sick after drinking formula or any other product, contact a poison control center immediately for medical treatment advice: (800) 222-1222.

Source: Alicia Gambino for Rutgers University



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