Some physicians are reluctant to recommend feeding of iron-fortified formulas to infants because of a fear of adverse reactions. In crossover studies, parents' records were compared with regard to their infant's behavior (fussiness, cramps, regurgitation, flatus, colic) and stool characteristics during periods when iron-fortified formulas were fed and periods when noniron-fortified formulas were fed. No statistically significant feeding-related difference was noted except for stool color.
- Received April 21, 1987.
- Accepted June 15, 1987.
- Copyright © 1988 by the American Academy of Pediatrics