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Vanilla Milk -???

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mmmmyummyscummychocolate Tue 12-Jul-05 21:42:39

Anubody use the Hipp Vanilla Milk?? My dd hated milk till she was 7 months old and now drinks 20oz a day (she is 11months) but only with a small amount of sugar in. Would it be ok to change to this?

starlover Tue 12-Jul-05 21:46:32

Organic partially skimmed milk., water, organic lactose, organic vegetable oil, natural flavour, vitamin C, iron sulphate, zinc sulphate, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium iodide, vitamin D.

that's the ingredients. says it has no sugar in which surprised me! so can't really see a prob if she likes it!

NotQuiteCockney Tue 12-Jul-05 21:48:05

Um, partially skimmed milk isn't really appropriate for under-twos, I thought? Oh, maybe the organic vegetable oil makes it ok?

starlover Tue 12-Jul-05 21:49:49

can't see how it's any different from regular milk.

formula is made from it!

NotQuiteCockney Tue 12-Jul-05 22:25:23

Formula is made from partially skimmed milk?

Oh, and there is added sugar in it - lactose is milk sugar.

aloha Tue 12-Jul-05 22:29:08

Yes, it is NQC. And lactose is in breastmilk too - so not that wicked! I thought it sounded rather nice, actually. I like vanilla. I'm sure it would be fine for any child (as opposed to baby), if a rather expensive form of milkshake!

NotQuiteCockney Wed 13-Jul-05 07:26:39

Oh, I know, breastmilk is really quite sweet. So anything that's meant to taste like it must be.

There was an article on glutamate (the naturally occurring form of MSG) that said that breastmilk has glutamate in it, presumably to give babies a taste for proteiny foods. Very strange.

bobbybob Wed 13-Jul-05 07:36:19

My ds breaks out in hives at the mearest suggestion of vanilla flavouring, natural or not - so I would watch out for any interesting rashes. Also I think it's a bit sneaky to say it has no sugar in it when lactose is a (albeit natural) sugar.

SoupDragon Wed 13-Jul-05 07:53:22

Am I right in thinking that anything ending in -ose is sugar? sucrose, fructose, lactose...

bobbybob Wed 13-Jul-05 09:40:47


aloha Wed 13-Jul-05 13:23:56

yes, but if it has milk in it it will have lactose!

NotQuiteCockney Wed 13-Jul-05 13:35:21

Yes, but this is added lactose. It's ropey of the manufacturer to say "no sugar" if it's got the lactose in milk, and added lactose.

aloha Wed 13-Jul-05 13:42:00

glutamate as an essential amino acid neuro-transmitter which is a very important part of brain function. It's vital for brains in other words, which is why breastmilk contains it. Breastmilk is a powerhouse of brain nutrients.
Personally, I cannot feel cross about a milk product with lactose in. I actually saw this and thought it sounded rather nice!

starlover Wed 13-Jul-05 13:55:54

ok... re-read the first post!

the person who posted said their daughter will drink miolk but only with sugar in.

so what is the difference??????

SoupDragon Wed 13-Jul-05 15:55:25

Nothing, Starlover, but the labelling on the product is misleading.

There's nothing wrong with a milk product with added lactose in it but it shouldn't be labelled as having "no added sugar". It has added lactose which is a sugar and therefore has added sugar.

chipmonkey Wed 13-Jul-05 17:02:20

I think, and this goes for other products too, that it is allowed to say " no added sugar" if the sugar added brings the amount of sugar up to what would occur naturally in nature. So if you have apple juice made from bitter apples, you may add sugar up to the point where it resembles juice from sweet apples and still say "no added sugar" Perhaps if the vanilla milk contains roughly the same sugar content as breastmilk thats OK then??

NotQuiteCockney Wed 13-Jul-05 17:04:01

That makes sense, chipmonkey, or at least matches what I've read elsewhere. I know that "no sugar added" juice can in fact have sugar in it, if that batch of fruit is unusually un-sweet.

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