Important Warning: SimplyThick Linked To Infant Illness and Death
Important Warning: Simply Thick Linked To Infant Illness and Death
The FDA has issued a stern warning about the baby formula thickening product, SimplyThick. It mixes with the formula or breast milk to make it thicker and easier for baby to swallow, keep their food down, and reduce the frequency of spit ups. The truth? It has been linked to newborns and infants possibly developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), an infection..inflammation that causes the destruction of the tissue in the intestines which may lead to death, most especially in premature infants.
So far, there is reason to fear and discontinue all use. 7 infant deaths have been reported to date. All 7 have links to SimplyThick and NEC. Another 22 infants came down with the possibly fatal disorder, also all fed SimplyThick. 21 out of the 22 infants were born prematurely, while the 1 remaining newborn was born at full term. The warning here must apply to ALL infants though. No baby should be excluded from the possibility of potential harm from this product.
SimplyThick is sometimes used in older children and adults even, but only newborns and infants are involved in this particular warning..(though I personally would not ingest it until I heard more.) Parents need to get rid of the SimplyThick ASAP. Do NOT attempt to use it. The potential dangers are too grave. This company has had 2 recalls since 2009. (One in ’09, one in ’11. Another soon to come.) I think that says enough.
FDA current, up to date information
If you have been using SimplyThick and are curious about signs or symptoms of NEC, they are:
1. Greenish colored vomiting
2. Bloody stools
3. A bloated stomach
*Seek medical attention immediately!*
While the FDA continues its investigation in fully linking it as the sole reason for the illness and deaths, enough suspicious and obvious attachment has been raised for a severe FDA warning against using this product. It sounds to me like they need not look any further and should ban this stuff EVERYWHERE..not tomorrow but today before more little lives are lost. I hope this helps spread awareness to all.
Stay safe…stay SimplyThick-free (in this mommy blogger’s opinion.) It simply is not worth the risks.
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