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Fructose malabsorption and formula

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TestingTestingWonTooFree Mon 17-Nov-14 22:29:42

Does anyone know of any formula that doesn't contain fructose? Is it available to buy?

We are reasonably confident that DH has fructose malabsorption. When he cut out fructose, his IBS type symptoms stopped. Occasionally he's slipped up and they come back.

I wonder whether 12 week old DS has the same condition, but the evidence is very patchy indeed. He seemed to have a bad tummy and horrible explosive poos on formula. He's been ebf for 2 weeks and has been much better. Yesterday he had some horrible poos again and DH was unwell too - on hunting through the recycling it turns out we'd been drinking normal lemonade not diet.

I found mixed feeding more convenient but don't want to make my baby ill.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 18-Nov-14 17:31:11

I thought formula contained lactose, not fructose. It could be an issue with cows milk protein rather than the sugars in the formula

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 18-Nov-14 21:19:23

GP and HV today said that there's no formula that avoids fructose (although I suppose you're right that I don't know how much is in there). If it was CMP wouldn't that make my breast milk problematic too?

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 18-Nov-14 21:20:14

Having weighed DS today I've started him back on formula - Hipp organic that we've never tried before.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 18-Nov-14 21:44:37

SMA Gold ingredients:

Lactose (milk), vegetable oils including structured vegetable oil (palm, soya, sunflower and coconut in varying proportions), skimmed milk, whey protein concentrate enriched in alpha-lactalbumin (milk), emulsifier (soya lecithin), sodium citrate, magnesium chloride, calcium carbonate, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (AA, DHA), calcium chloride, potassium bicarbonate, potassium citrate, L-tyrosine, vitamin C, choline chloride, potassium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, taurine, potassium chloride, inositol, ferrous sulphate, nucleotides (cytidine-, disodium uridine-, adenosine-, disodium guanosine-, disodium inosine-5’-monophosphate), zinc sulphate, L-tryptophan, L-carnitine, antioxidants (ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherol-rich extract), vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin A, thiamin, copper sulphate, vitamin B6, riboflavin, vitamin D, folic acid, manganese sulphate, potassium iodide, vitamin K, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin B12.

(I see no mention of fructose)

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 19-Nov-14 19:16:22

Thank ilovepowerhoop, I'd been suspicious of coconut oil but I think actually it's coconut milk that's the problem.

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