A mum has blasted a pharmacy after she was sold formula seven-months out of date, leaving her baby screaming and in pain. Ruby Holliday, 26, mistakenly bought the milk for her five-and-a-half-month-old daughter Myah, after picking it up off the shelf in Lloyds Pharmacy . But within of hours of drinking it, the tot fell ill and spent three days suffering from severe sickness and diarrhoea.

Ruby said: "Myah woke up screaming at 2am - all of a sudden she had stomach ache and diarrhoea. "I knew something was wrong because she wouldn't take her bottle - if she was premature it could have been fatal "She was crying all night because of her stomach and I was really worried about her. Ruby, also mum to son Jessie, three, immediately went back to the pharmacy in Cambridge, where staff refused to give her a refund for the £9.75 pot of Amptamil Hungry Babies formula. She was only given her money back after the serial number on her formula was confirmed over the phone as being out-of-date.

Now Ruby, who lives in Cambridge with her partner Rohan, wants other mums to be vigilant when purchasing formula for their children. She added: "I felt so guilty but it's not my fault. This should never have happened, it's terrible. "I'd like to warn others to make sure they check the dates. I'm never going to risk my daughter's health by going there again. "My daughter has suffered and I feel responsible because I bought it.

Lloyds Pharmacy accepted the milk was beyond its use-by date and apologised for any distress caused by the incident. A spokesman said: "Lloyds Pharmacy can confirm a customer was sold out of date baby milk which they recently purchased from our pharmacy located in Cambridge and has apologised directly to the customer for any distress caused. "We take customer safety very seriously and are reviewing the process surrounding the incident so that this does not happen again."