By Kylie McConville for TheBump.com
A new study conducted at the University of British Columbia found that two components found in garlic will help reduce the contamination risk of infant formula. Published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, researchers identified diallyl slfide and ajoene (two components in garlic) that work to significantly lower the contamination risk of Cronobacter sakazakii, which is found in dry infant formula powder.
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The bacteria is an organism that can cause bacteraemia (bacteria found in baby's blood, which can poison him), meningitis and necrotising enterocolitis (a fatal bowel issue found in premature babies) in baby. Though it's not only found in powder formula mix, in the last five years it's been most commonly detected there. Though the infection is rare, it's typically fatal in infants - and it's not only found in the US; it's been detected all over the world.
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