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An evidence-based resource for information on safe infant feeding

Cronobacter sakazakii infections are rare, but they can be deadly in newborns. Cronobacter is a germ found naturally in the environment. The germs can live in dry foods, such as powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches. Because infant formula powder contains Cronobacter, infants under 3 months of age are at risk of this infection if formula is not prepared correctly. Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics