“But, FDA wants everyone involved in the care of a baby to be aware of the potential risk before deciding whether to feed SimplyThick to infants of any age,” the agency said.
The FDA described SimplyThick as a brand of thickening agent—available to consumers and medical centers—used to help manage swallowing difficulties.
It is sold in individual serving packets as well as in 64-ounce dispenser bottles, which can be purchased from distributors and local pharmacies throughout the United States.
The agency said Benson M. Silverman, M.D., director of FDA's Infant Formula and Medical Foods Staff—himself a neonatologist—explained that the thickening agent is added to breast milk and infants' formula to help the premature babies swallow their food and keep it down, without spitting up.
The product is also used in older children and adults with swallowing problems caused by trauma to the throat, he said.
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