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FDA: Mother’s Touch Formula not fit for use in infants

The FDA had recently advised parents and caregivers to not buy or give Mother’s Touch Formula to infants.

Mother’s Touch Formula should not be bought or given to infants, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

After reviewing Mother’s Touch Formula, the FDA concluded that it does not match the standards of their infant formula regulations. The product has not been tested for the required nutrients to make up infant formula, and 7 of the nutrients do not meet the nutrient requirements for infant formula. This could lead to nutrient deficiencies or toxicity should the formula be given to infants. 

Cronobacter and other harmful bacteria were also not tested for in Mother’s Touch Formula. The FDA advised that parents and caregivers throw away any Mother’s Touch Formula that they own. 

If parents and caregivers have given the product to infants and are expressing health concerns, they can report a complaint or adverse event to the FDA. This can be done by calling an FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator to talk about the problem directly, completing an online electronic Voluntary MedWatch form, or completing and mailing a paper Voluntary MedWatch form to the FDA.

Reference

FDA advises parents and caregivers not to buy or give mother’s touch formula to infants. US Food and Drug Administration. September 6, 2022. Accessed September 7, 2022. https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-advises-parents-and-caregivers-not-buy-or-give-mothers-touch-formula-infants?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery#:~:text=The%20FDA%20advises%20parents%20and,nutrient%20requirements%20for%20seven%20nutrients