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Glucose syrup!!!

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dabihp Sun 22-May-05 20:28:04

I am intending to breastfeed, but thought I would buy some formula, just in case...

Went straight for Cow and Gate as I used that with dd1 (from about 6weeks on)

I see that they do a new formula that is supposedly easy to digest, so i picked it up to compare with their normal green packetd straight from birth milk, and was DISGUSTED to see that in their new range the second ingredient is GLucose syrup!!!!

What hope do our kids have if they are given sugar (well, SHIT really) from birth?

Knowing what Insulin ingested from sugar does in the body, is it any wonder kids are so unhealthy and crave sweet things!!!!!!

Flossam Sun 22-May-05 20:29:55

What was the name of it dabihp?

SenoraPostrophe Sun 22-May-05 20:33:04

have you tasted breastmilk? It's very sweet and contains a lot of sugar type substances because (presumably) babies need the calories. I'm not surprised that formula has some sugar/glucose in it.

colditz Sun 22-May-05 20:33:32

Is glucose not the reason that breastmilk tastes sweet? Our brains need glucose!

giraffeski Sun 22-May-05 20:35:20

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giraffeski Sun 22-May-05 20:36:20

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SaintGeorge Sun 22-May-05 20:37:20

See Q6 & 7

colditz Sun 22-May-05 20:38:23

Giraffski, the last thing you want in a newborns tummy is anything complex. And the reason breastmilk is digested so quickly is because the sugars in it are not complex!

giraffeski Sun 22-May-05 20:39:32

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colditz Sun 22-May-05 20:40:35

I know that we are all looking for a good reason to stomp on Nestle's head, but sadly we can't use that one

dabihp Sun 22-May-05 20:42:50

Its called 'COW & GATE Omneo Comfort 1'

Compared it to cow and gate premium, which doesnt have glucose syrup listed at all... so it woudl seem unnecessary...


I agree with your comment about having it to hand and being tempted to use it, I just hope i have willpower not to!!

colditz Sun 22-May-05 20:45:15

The reason they will have used glucose is because they are marketing an easily digested formula, and glucose is the least complex, mosty easily digested sugar. The others probably have more lactose, which can upset some baby's stomachs

SenoraPostrophe Sun 22-May-05 20:48:49

it's very hard to tell anything from the lists of ingredients, but look at the nutritional tables - the second one has 7.3 g of sugars per 100ml, the omneo one has 4. It's just that omneo has more ingredients i think and less lactose (milk sugar).

There's nothing wrong with glucose per se - it's about the easiest sugar there is to digest.

chipmonkey Mon 23-May-05 13:24:31

Another thing dabihp, if you have formula on hand its better to hide it! When ds1 was very small I left dh and MIL with him for 1 hour. When I came back they were all ready to make up a bottle for him with my "emergency" formula without even sterilising the bottle! I was just in time to "rescue" ds1!

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