Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New formula advise merits very careful discussion before use

An article published in Letters in Applied Microbiology noted that

--"Cronobacter is a recently defined genus of bacteria and was previously known as Enterobacter sakazakii. " (New name for E sakazakii!!)
--"These bugs will grow at 25°C or 37°C, but less so when the formula is made up using apple or grape juice than when made up using water or milk."

It is startling and amazing that such advise would be offered without careful study of the implications of adding additional fructose to the formula.
It may kill Cronobacter by being acidic, but what will the considerable amount of extra sugars do to the infant? Excess sugars breed other problems and other bacteria in the gut, let alone the nutritional issues....

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