Many of you have heard about the recent recall of Sanlu brand formula in China. It is impossible to know all of the orphanages that may have used this brand, but we can let you know that our LWB nutrition program uses only Nestle Nestogen or Lactogen; and Wyeth S-26 or Gold brand formulas.
In Anhui, our formula programs include:
Fuyang: foster care and orphanage
Huainan: some children in orphanage
Xiaoxian: foster care
Cleft healing home: all children
Kaifeng: foster care
Shangrao Ling: some children in orphanage
In most cases LWB does not provide 100 percent of the formula that an orphanage uses, but at this time we do not know of any orphanage in our nutrition program that uses Sanlu for their own formula purchases. No problems have been reported within our nutrition programs.
Adopting parents may wish to bring formula from home: whatever brand your pediatrician recommends should be fine. If you know your child is currently receiving Nestle formula, Carnation Good Start may have the most similar taste. If you wish to purchase formula in China, Nestle Nestogen and Lactogen are readily available in most cities and will have a more familiar taste to your babies. If your baby doesn’t care for his or her new western formula, a small amount of sugar may help as Chinese formulas tend to be sweeter. Just be sure to wean off the extra sugar within a few weeks.