Wal-Mart recalls formula brand after infant dies

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Parents listen up before you feed your baby this morning.

Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of baby formula from its stores. The move comes after a newborn suddenly died.

The 10-day-old boy from Missouri died from a rare bacteria. It's unclear if the formula is related to the baby's death, but Wal-Mart says it's making the move "out of an abundance of caution."

Wal-Mart pulled that specific Enfamil product off its shelves Tuesday. The newborn formula comes in 12.5 ounce canisters with the lot number "ZP1KG" on the bottom of the can.

Mead-Johnson Nutrition is the company that makes the product. A spokesperson says a batch of that formula tested negative for the bacteria that killed the baby.

The company is not issuing its own recall right now, but its working with government investigators to research the batch of formula in question.

Health experts say parents should call their pediatrician with any question they may have about what they're feeding their newborn.

Enfamil has this number 1-800-BABY-123 that is also available for parents with questions about baby formula products.

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