Posted: 18 October, 2016
by @amydrewsnews/ Kendall Davies
Are Baby Bottles Harming Your Bub?
Study Finds Majority On The Market Are Wrongly Marked
Inaccurate volume markings on infant-feeding bottles are causing parents to unknowingly put their babies at risk of serious illness.
A recent study from researchers at Western Sydney University found that 57 per cent of baby bottles currently on the market are have wrongly marked volume.
This issue raises major concerns for experts, warning parents that underfeeding or overfeeding their babies formula can cause issues such as dehydration, constipation, reflux and excessive weight gain, and in extreme cases be life-threatening.
Adjunct Associate-Professor Karleen Gribble, who led the study, said that even small mismeasurements in powdered formula and water could sicken an infant, especially so for very young babies.
With volumes misrepresented by up to 43 per cent, Prof. Gribble says that new standards for the bottles need to be developed and enforced, as there currently aren't any in Australia.