The FDA is warning parents against giving Simply Thick to infants.
Simply Thick, manufactured by Nectar, aides those with swallowing difficulties. It has been announced that Simply Thick may increase an infant’s risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which is a life-threatening illness. NEC causes severe inflammatory changes in the intestine, and most often strikes infants born prematurely.
According to the FDA, twenty-two infants developed NEC after being fed baby formula or breast milk mixed with Simply Thick. Seven of these infants have died. Just tragic.
This is not the first that the FDA has warned against the use of Simply Thick. In May of 2011, we told you that the FDA reported on fifteen infants who had fallen ill, and were advising not to give the product to an infant younger than thirty-seven weeks old.
Apparently, there are a few other issues at hand when it comes to Simply Thick….and the manufacturers have been kind enough to provide us with a webpage for their recall news.