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Infant Formula Iron Content Labeling Elimination Suggested By Pediatricians

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Eliminating the requirement that iron-fortified infant formula be labeled with the phrase "With iron" might increase the use of the iron-enriched variety of infant formula, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends in the July issue of Pediatrics. The position paper updates AAP's longstanding recommendation infants be fed iron-fortified formulas, rather than low-iron varieties.

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