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Maybe many of you have too, but OH MY GOODNESS! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> I didn't realize it could be THIS bad: "Corn syrup solids (55%), Vegetable oil (26%), Soy protein isolate (14%)" and then the list of vitamins and minerals.<br><br>
Corn syrup solids! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="huh"> Corn.....syrup.....solids! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"><br><br>
And this is the "new, improved" version with "DHA and ARA - nutrients found in breast milk."<br><br>
Now, I understand the cases in which formula is a necessity or even a blessing, but millions of women CHOOSE this over breasfeeding? Blows you away, huh?
 

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I've never read the ingredients on formula. That's disgusting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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They put the corn syrup in there to add extra carbs, because cow milk doesn't have enough carbs. Now, they also take out all the milk fat and replace it with veggie oil. There's no good reason for THAT, I think it just makes it cheaper to transport. But it also takes out all the colesterol, so breastmilk has colesterol and formula doesn't.
 

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So that is why formula baby poop is pasty! ICK!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> man, all those poor babes who could be getting good breastmilk instead. poor sweet little babes. maybe by the time *those* babies are having babies, breastfeeding will be more the norm than it is now or something. hopefully.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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one can only hope...
 

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Ew. Don't read the ingredients.
 

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Actually, it sounds like she's listing the ingredients in soy formula, not dairy formula.
 

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Yeah, soy protein, I get it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> Well, same thing - they're adding carbs.
 

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I believe that cow's milk formula also has corn syrup in it. I was reading the ingredients one day, as I do from time to time in the store, and I'm sure it listed high fructose corn syrup. I about fell over, as that is now believed to be addictive. The ingredients list is about a mile long. I'm so glad my kids have both gotten nothing but breastmilk.
 

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Here are the ingredients in Enfamil Lipil Milk-based infant formula (hospital sample <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ):<br><br>
Nonfat milk<br>
Lactose<br>
Vegetable Oil (Palm olein, soy, coconut, and high oleic sunflower oils)<br>
Whey protein concentrate<br><br>
And less than 1%:<br>
Mortierella alpina oil<br>
Crypthecodinium cohnii oil<br>
Vitamin A palmitate<br>
Vitamin D3<br>
Vitamin E acetate<br>
Vitamin K1 thiamin hydrochloride<br>
Riboflavin<br>
Vitamin B12<br>
Niacinamide<br>
Folic acid<br>
Calcium pantothenate<br>
Biotin<br>
Ascorbic Acid<br>
Choline chloride<br>
Inositol<br>
Calcium phosphate<br>
Magnesium phosphate<br>
Ferrous sulfate<br>
Zinc sulfate<br>
Manganese sulfate<br>
Cupruic sulfate<br>
Potassium chloride<br>
Potassium citrate<br>
Potassium hydroxide<br>
Sodium selenite<br>
Taurine<br>
L-Carnitine<br>
Nucleotides (Adenosine 5'-monophosphate, cytidine 5'-monophosphate, disodium guanosine 5'-monophosphate, disodium uridine 5'-monophosphate)<br><br>
All I can say is<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"> :puke :puke :puke :puke
 

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Well, Bran has to use formula through his lact-aid, and those nasty ingredients are why when he got to 12 months, we switched to Baby's Only organic toddler formula...here's the ingredients for that... Not good, of course, but it's the best we can do since he's still nursing and I want him to get the added nutrients through his lact-aid that plain milk can't give him (don't say to pump either please...I did that for 11 months and my supply is so low that supplementing is the only way we could have continued nursing...he never gets a bottle though).<br><br>
Organic Brown Rice Syrup<br>
Organic Non-Fat Milk<br>
Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil<br>
Organic Soybean Oil<br>
Organic Coconut Oil<br>
Calcium Ascorbate (Vitamin C)<br>
Soy Lecithin (Non - GMO)<br>
Tricalcium Phosphate<br>
Calcium Citrate<br>
Choline Bitartrate<br>
Natural Vanilla Flavor<br>
Taurine<br>
Ferrous Sulfate<br>
Inositol<br>
Natural Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)<br>
Zinc Sulfate<br>
Niacinamide<br>
Vitamin A Palmitate<br>
Calcium Pantothenate<br>
Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1)<br>
Copper Sulfate<br>
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)<br>
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)<br>
Folic Acid<br>
Phylloquinone (Vitamin K)<br>
Potassium Iodide<br>
Sodium Selenate<br>
Biotin<br>
Vitamin D3<br>
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
 

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I'm new (Hi!!) and just sticking my nose in to say that I recently read that the reason that so many formula makers use palm oil in large amounts is because that is the very cheapest oil available that is considered "food grade". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> Isn't that lovely?<br><br>
Thanks for letting me jump in! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I remember reading ingredients for formula after my first was born. I also read up on formula (unsafe levels of nutrients and other concerns) and I decied that should a child of mine not be able to bf for whatever reason I would use goats milk. That way at least I would know what they where eating for sure. Goats milk is short on I think B vitamin, so I would have to have the childs levels check every so often.<br><br>
We would problaly own the goat and of course feed it high quailty feeds.
 

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My mom used to tell me that all you have to do is read the can, it's gross. That it basically has the same ingredients as a hershey's bar!<br><br>
I have a better homes & garden baby book of my mom's from 1956 and it tells in there how to make your own formula and it says corn syrup! ick ick ick.....
 

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I actually read a can today. we were watching a freinds dc. Yuck.I wanted to puke.It was some brand named kozykids.These people do Amway.it was their brand i guess.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"><br>
Ok, well I wanted to just nurse her so bad, but didn't have permision as the mom and i hadn't talked about it yet. I did put her in cloth-but thats a different thread!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I really don't see how babies actually thrive on it.It is a miracle...
 

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I had to supplement my girls for 9 and 10 1/2 months and I can confirm that cow's milk formula has all the same bad stuff as the soy formula listed above. Quite horrifying. All the same I was glad it was there for our true need. When I become queen of the world <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> I expect milk banks to become as commonplace as blood banks for folks like me to use as needed.<br><br>
Now I can do you all one better. A recent visit to the ped gave us the following bit of information (the nurse gave us this brochure on toddler development and excitedly said that it was really really good): toddlers should not drink any more from their bottles but may well continue to need formula. In fact, the entire family can enjoy toddler formula! There followed, I kid you not, a recipe for orange sherbet using toddler formula! Also, did you know that you are supposed to use Pedialyte at the FIRST SIGN of diarrhea, and also that you should give Pediasure to your children ages 1-10 if you have any concerns that they are not getting sufficient nutrition. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br><br>
The above provided by our good friends at Ross, makers of Similac and whose mascot is the teddy bear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: If you are TV-watchers you will note that the same company is now promoting Ensure as a meal replacement or supplemental nutrition drink for healthy people. Apparently, our need for formula begins at birth and now continues throughout the lifespan! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored">
 

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that they used to put partially hydrogenated oils in the stuff.<br>
not sure if that's true, i'd be interested to know if anyone else knows.<br>
that was probably back in the 80s when lucky little tots like myself were being fed that crap.<br>
i lost my milk when i became pg with my second child. it was a bad situation made livable by the wonderful mamas who donated milk for my baby (she was still an infant, my kids are 11 mos apart). i will be forever indebted to them all, there are about ten total. one friend donated a full 8-9 ounce bottle a day for several months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><br>
after i had my second child, i donated as much fresh breastmilk to a momma with nursing difficulties as i possibly could(i didn't have much time on my hands with two babies in the bed/at the breast... :yawning: ). i like to take things into my own hands. donating fresh (sometimes frozen) breastmilk in this 'underground', word of mouth fashion felt very human, radical, and healing for me. it was so cool to help a child be as properly fed as possible, as well as send the energy out into the world that formula is not the only option.<br>
donate milk!
 
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