NEC Baby Formula Claims

Recent evidence has shown that cow’s milk-based baby formula such as Enfamil and Similac can greatly increase the risk of premature and low birthweight babies developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Popular Baby Formula Brands Linked to NEC in Infants

NEC Baby Formula - Baby Formula Attorneys - Baby Formula LawyerBaby formula and milk fortifier products made with cow’s milk can put infants — particularly low-birthweight and premature infants — at risk of developing NEC, a severe and potentially deadly gastrointestinal disease. This includes some products by popular baby formula brands Enfamil and Similac.

Despite recent evidence that supports this risk, there have been no Enfamil, Similac, or cow’s milk-based baby formula recalls yet.

Multiple lawsuits have been filed claiming the manufacturers of cow’s milk-based formula failed to warn parents and caregivers of the health risks associated with these products.  Lawsuits also allege companies marketed their cow’s milk-based products as medically endorsed, equally safe, and nutritionally equal to human milk, while branding and targeting their ads to parents of premature infants.

What Baby Formulas are linked to NEC?

NEC is associated with infant formulas and human milk fortifiers derived from cow’s milk. The two most common brands of infant formulas include:

  • Similac (Abbott Laboratories)

  • Enfamil (Mead Johnson & Company, LLC)

 Similac Infant Formulas & Human Milk Fortifiers Derived from Cow’s Milk

  • Similac Special Care
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier
  • Similac NeoSure
  • Similac Alimentum
  • Similac Alimentum Expert Care
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier Concentrated Liquid
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier Powder
  • Similac Liquid Protein Fortifier
  • Similac Special Care 20
  • Similac Special Care 24
  • Similac Special Care 24 High Protein
  • Similac Special Care 30
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier Hydrolyzed Protein- Concentrated Liquid

 Enfamil Infant Formulas & Human Milk Fortifiers Derived from Cow’s Milk

  • Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Acidified Liquid
  • Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Powder
  • Enfacare Powder
  • Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Liquid High Protein
  • Enfamil Milk Fortifier Liquid Standard Protein
  • Enfamil NeuroPro Enfacare
  • Enfamil Premature 20 Cal
  • Enfamil Premature 24 Cal
  • Enfamil Premature 24 Cal/fl oz HP
  • Enfamil Premature 30 Cal
  • Enfamil 24 and DHA & ARA Supplement

What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious, potentially fatal gastrointestinal condition. Approximately 25% of infants diagnosed with NEC die from the disease.

With NEC, bacteria infiltrate the infant’s intestinal wall, leading to inflammation and infection. NEC can also cause decreased oxygen supply to vital organs, and ultimately the partial or complete destruction of the baby’s bowel.

Symptoms of NEC can include:

  • Pain, redness, and/or swelling in the abdomen
  • Changes in breathing, heart rate or blood pressure
  • Temperature instability
  • Feeding intolerance
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What are the Complications of NEC?

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Long-term complications of NEC include:

  • liver dysfunction
  • poor growth/malnutrition
  • metabolic bone disease
  • short bowel syndrome
  • sepsis/severe infection
  • neurocognitive impairment

Get NEC Baby Formula Help Today

If your child was fed Enfamil or Similac infant formula or human milk fortifier and was diagnosed with NEC, cronobacter sakazakii, salmonella, or a severe gastrointestinal issue, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the NEC baby formula lawyers at Harding Mazzotti, LLP today. Click, Chat, or call 1800LAW1010 24/7 for a free case evaluation.

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