Traditionally, formulas fed to infants in hospitals are prepared in the hospital formula room. In recent years, commercial formula services, representing alternate sources of infant formulas, have been developed and may eventually replace hospital formula rooms. These services represent acceptable sources for formulas fed to hospitalized infants, provided standards of sterility and nutritional quality are scrupulously maintained. The general nature of the two major types of formula services has been described, and some factors deserving consideration in regard to use of formula services have been presented.
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