Formula maker probed after babies grow breasts

 CBC News

China’s Health Ministry said Tuesday it will investigate parents’ claims that a brand of milk powder has caused several babies to develop breasts.

Ministry spokesman Deng Haihua said at a news conference that authorities are investigating and testing milk powder made by China-based baby formula maker Synutra International Inc. after parents of at least three female infants in the central province of Hubei made the allegations.

"We have also arranged for medical experts to discuss the conditions of the affected female babies and open an investigation to analyse the connection between the illness of the babies and the milk powder," he said.

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