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As Americans face the intense crisis of the current baby formula shortage, parents of infants appear to be digging around for solutions from illegitimate sources online.
In the last week, search instances related to the phrase “how to make homemade formula for babies” have risen upwards of 120% on Google.
But medical experts, along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), strongly advise against administering homemade formula to infants.
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“I understand the temptation, but there’s a lot of risks involved,” Nicole Regan, a pediatric nutritionist with NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island, told Fox News Digital on Friday.
Regan explained that both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the FDA’s strong advisories against homemade formulas are supported by the fact that manufactured formula is meant to replicate nutrients in breast