Enfamil Scare: Do You Use This Brand of Formula?

Enfamil was a staple in our house for months. Breastfeeding didn’t work out the way I had hoped it would, so our pediatrician recommended that we try Enfamil. Mason loved it, and I felt good giving it to him. He switched to whole milk four months ago when he turned 1, but a new report about Enfamil from the Associated Press caught my attention nonetheless.  Apparently, more than 3,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide have pulled the powdered infant formula from their shelves; a Missouri baby died from a rare bacterial infection after being fed the formula. As Parents.com news blogger Holly Rossi reports: The decision was made “out of an abundance of caution,” the chain announced, as the investigation into the cause of death for the 10-day-old infant continues. Wal-Mart is pulling 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn powder with the lot number ZP1K7G, although the government has not ordered a recall of the formula.

Do you give your baby or toddler Enfamil formula? If so, do you plan on switching formulas because of this incident?

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  1. by Ann

    On December 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I breastfed and gave John Enfamil formula and if I have another I will do the same. However, I always look out for recalls. Our grocery store will call you if you bought anything that has been recalled, which is nice.

  2. by Michelle

    On December 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    From what I have read, they have not determined it was definately the formula yet.

    I have switched to the Sam’s Club brand because my little guy does not seem to care which type of formula he gets and it is 1/2 the cost for 3 times as much!

  3. by Jill Cordes

    On January 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I only gave Fia the formula from Whole Foods. It was called Nature’s Own. It ranked really high on a bunch of websites for using really wholesome ingredients, including the cows that the milk came from. If you go down the road again with another baby, may be worth checking out!