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A pilot study describing infant formula preparation and feeding practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19031148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Foodborne illnesses pose a problem to all individuals but are especially significant for infants. This observational study collected pilot data on formula preparation practices of 15 mothers of infants under the age of 7 months. A site survey tool was developed, based upon existing instruments. A trained observer traveled to the participants' homes to observe formula preparation and feeding. Some 73% of women did not wash their hands before preparing formula, 60% did not keep the prepared bottle cool during transport away from home, 53% checked the formula expiration date, 20% of infants slept with their bottle, 47% added cereal to formula, and 36% obtained information about formula preparation from a health professional. Hand washing is one of the most important home hygiene practices; however, hand washing practices by participants in our study prior to baby bottle preparation was poor.
Nancie H Herbold; Elizabeth Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental health research     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1369-1619     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Health Res     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-25     Completed Date:  2009-02-06     Revised Date:  2009-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106628     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Health Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bottle Feeding / methods,  standards*
Food Handling / standards*
Hygiene / standards*
Infant Formula*
Pilot Projects
Risk Factors

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