When infants have a difficult time swallowing safely, speech-language pathologists and other members of the medical care team may recommend thickening the infant’s formula or breastmilk to reduce the risk of aspiration. Caregivers often report difficulty preparing infant formula or expressed breastmilk to the recommended consistency. In the recently published paper, Effect of Time and Temperature on Thickened Infant Formula, Dr. Gosa and her colleague, Dr. Pamela Dodrill, report on thickened infant formulas and the effects of time and temperature on the resulting thickness of infant formula.
Gosa, M. M., & Dodrill, P. (2016). Effect of Time and Temperature on Thickened Infant Formula. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 0884533616662991.