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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Naliaah View Post
It helped out my little one when she was in the hospital for RSV
It may have helped your child feel calmer, and I know ingesting sugar is pleasant for almost everyone. But a cup of sugar water isn't a replacement for a pain reliever.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Belletheacd View Post
And it contains msg to boot! What a great product all around! Where can I find the puke emoticon?

http://westonaprice.org/msg/msgfree.html

"The food ingredient "citric acid" provides us with a good example of why MSG-sensitive people with little tolerance are having difficulty staying well. Many people believe that "citric acid" comes from citrus fruits, and since most people can tolerate citrus fruits, "citric acid" should not be a problem. However, most of the "citric acid" used today is made from corn rather than from citrus fruits. The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a major producer of "citric acid."

"Citric acid" is produced by fermentation of crude sugars. When "citric acid" is produced from corn, manufacturers do not take the time or undertake the expense to remove all corn protein. During processing, the remaining protein is hydrolyzed, resulting in some processed free glutamic acid (MSG). "Citric acid" may also interacts with any protein in the food to which it is added, freeing up more glutamic acid."

OK, I'm holding a container of Sweetease in my hot little hand. Ingredients: Purified water and sugar 24%. Where did the MSG come from?

And it works because it creates natural endogenous pain relief when combined with sucking on pacifier. Not because sugar is pleasant.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by BugMacGee View Post
OK, I'm holding a container of Sweetease in my hot little hand. Ingredients: Purified water and sugar 24%. Where did the MSG come from?

And it works because it creates natural endogenous pain relief when combined with sucking on pacifier. Not because sugar is pleasant.
Oh, I don't think anybody questions that it has no effect. It def. does, but it's no replacement for pain relief. I think if somebody told you to suck on a pacifier with sweetease while you are in the middle of surgery, you would probably run away from the operating table.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by tennisdude23 View Post
Oh, I don't think anybody questions that it has no effect. It def. does, but it's no replacement for pain relief. I think if somebody told you to suck on a pacifier with sweetease while you are in the middle of surgery, you would probably run away from the operating table.
No of course not. I'm addressing specific posts here.
A) the claim that it contains MSG.
B) that the only reason it works is because it tastes good.

Neither of which is true.
post #25 of 26
BugMacGee:

If you follow the link in the OP, you will find the ingredients for Sweetease Natural and Sweetease Preserved. The preserved version has citric acid, which is a from of msg. In MY OP, I gave a link to why citric acid is msg. The Sweetease you were holding in your hands must have been the natural version. I am a big label reader, so I couldn't help posting about a solution used for something so barbaric, containing disgusting things. It just figures....
post #26 of 26
Sweetease is not usually used in the absence of ansethesia. The prime mechanism is that the neuro-receptors that are used in the sucking and tasting process mute, although not completely, the pain receptors. It is like confusing the brain. The reflex to suck goes away, that is why it doesn't help adults and children, although there are other ways to fool the brain. The first thing you do when you stub your toe is rub it. This is to fool the brain. In fact next time you stub your toe try rubbing your elbow and you will see that your toe will feel better. It does not stop the pain but it distracts.

Off label meds are used all the time. It is not illegal to use off label meds in the US. Methyltrexate is a drug use to stop the cellular devision of cancerous cells. It's off label use is to treat ectopic pregnancy. Nifedipine it an antihypertensive. It's off label use is to stop preterm labor. Once the FDA approves a drug Docs have the right to prescribe it how they see fit.

I hate that people are still circing babies but unfortunately they are. I would rather they use any and everything to ease the baby's pain if they are going to do it regardless. Sweetease has made a big difference in IV starts on babies and other painful things. I am glad we have it as a standard order on all babies.
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