Orphanage Update – Formula
We have received many phone calls and emails from adoptive parents concerned about the baby formula recall and their children waiting in China. We are unable, of course, to check with every orphanage in China, but we have been checking with the orphanages where we run programs. Here is the most current list as of today:
Dingyuan, Anhui: The children drink Nestle Nestogen (from LWB) and YiYi (local Anhui brand). All the babies have been examined. Four have been diagnosed with kidney stones. One child is seriously ill and has been moved to Anhui Children’s Hospital. LWB is helping to raise funds for the child’s care. None of these babies have been matched to families yet.
Fuyang, Anhui: They use Nestle and YiYi. Children have not been examined yet but so far the babies appear to be fine. The orphanage will take them for testing soon.
Huainan, Anhui: the kids drink a local formula (Yiyi) that has tested safe.
LuAn, Anhui: Two children have tested positive for kidney stones and are receiving treatment.
Xiaoxian, Anhui: They use Nestle formula, provided by LWB. All the babies have been examined and none have kidney stones.
Nanchuan, Chongqing: They are going to do the examination for all the children after the National Holiday because all the hospitals are packed with families having exams. So far all the children are doing well from their observation. They use Nestle Nestogen only. Many orphanages in the Chongqing area use Nestogen as the Civil Affairs Bureau recommends this brand to the orphanages there.
Xiushan, Chongqing: They are going to invite the doctors to the orphanage to do the examination for the children. They use Nestle Nestogen only. So far all the children are doing well.
Jinjiang, Fujian: the children drink Nestle, which has tested safe.
Qingliu, Fujian: There are only 2 children in Qingliu SWI now and they are both doing well. They use Nestle only.
Dingxi, Gansu: All the children have been examined, and they are all fine. They use Nestogen(from LWB) but they sometimes have Sanlu and Yili donated to them from the local people.
Gaoming, Guangdong: All the children have been examined, and they are all fine. They use Wyeth S-26 (from LWB) for younger kids and Jinding(a local brand from Guangdong Province) for older kids.
Qujiang, Guangdong: All the children have been examined and they are all fine. They use Wyeth S-26 only.
Shantou, Guangdong: the kids here now drink Wyeth formula, and all are okay.
Shunde, Guangdong: They made an appointment for all the babies to be examined on September 30th. So far all the children are doing well from their observation. They use Nestogen(from LWB) and Jintian( a local brand from Heilongjiang Province).
Kaifeng, Henan: The children in foster care are on LWB Nestle formula
So far all the children are doing well.
Jingzhou, Hubei: Babies drink Bei Yin Mei which has tested safe.
Changde, Hunan: the kids here receive Three Deer formula, which was recalled. All of the babies have been checked and only one baby has mild kidney stones. This baby is receiving treatment.
Loudi, Hunan: The babies here drink Nan Zi formula which has tested safe.
Xiangtan, Hunan: The babies here drink Bei Yin Me which has tested safe.
Shangrao, Jiangxi: All the children have been examined. 19 have been diagnosed with kidney stones. 3 are in the hospital for the treatment and the others only need treatment in the orphanage. They use Nestle from LWB and have used Sanlu in the past. None of the babies who are sick have been matched to families yet.
Deyang, Sichuan: They are going to take the children for the examination after the holiday. They use Nestogen, Yili, Beingmate. They received a lot of donated formula after the earthquake this year, so that is why they have so many different brands. So far the children are doing well.
Here is the most current list we have of the recalled formula brands. We hope this helps the families who have adopted know whether or not their child could have been exposed.
Yashili(Guangdong and Shanxi)
Huimin(Baoji in Shannxi)