Ma et al listed the requirements for providing safe formula to feed infants in developing countries. Safe formula can reduce the risk for enteric infections with reduced morbidity and mortality. The authors are from the University of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Requirements for safe infant formula:

(1) handwashing prior to preparation

(2) a clean area for formula preparation

(3) a source of clean water

(4) uncontaminated and unspoiled formula powder

(5) a clean feeding bottle

(6) a means of safely storing prepared formula, if available


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