ingredient information
Aluminum Phosphate
Aluminum phosphate is a chemical compound found in women’ breast milk at low level concentrations ranging from 0.0092 to 0.049 mg/L. Only a small amount of this aluminum will enter the infant’s body through breastfeeding. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) noted that in soy-based and milk-based infant formulas the concentrations range from 0.46–0.93 mg/L and 0.058–0.15 mg/L respectively.1 Researchers suggested that the concentrations of aluminum phosphate in infant formulas were too high, and could cause problems, including brain and bone diseases in infant with kidney problems.1,2 Thus, considering breastfeeding may be a healthier choice. Despite these remarks, the FDA considers aluminum phosphate used as food additives safe.   Sources: 1. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine. Public Health Statement for Aluminum. 2008. Accessed February 25th 2016. 2. Fanni D et al. Aluminum exposure and toxicity in neonates: a practical guide to halt aluminum overload in the prenatal and perinatal periods. World J Pediatr. 2014; 10(2):101-7. doi: 10.1007/s12519-014-0477-x.