Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I didn't take any pictures today... Didn't really do anything other than stay at home. We are going to visit a friend tomorrow, Lex. She is the one Chris ran the marathon with. her and her husband are expecting their first baby, a little boy. They are always fun to be around.

Alison is still taking a bottle, although.....did you know that in the 'Soy' based formula the main ingredient is corn syrup solids? Alison was drinking that...and boy did she like it! But after mommy read the ingredients we switched to the lactose based kind. I looked up what 'corn syrup solids' are and found out that its nothing more than a dehydrated version of corn syrup, often used in powdered coffee creamers, and in this case baby formula.

Here is the ingredient list:

Corn Syrup Solids (43.2%), Soy Protein Isolate (14.6%), High Oleic Safflower Oil (11.5%), Sugar (10.3%) (Sucrose), Soy Oil (8.4%), Coconut Oil (7.7%), Less than 2%:, C. Cohnii Oil (Source of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)), M Alphina Oil (Source of Arachidonic Acid (ARA)), Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, L Methionine, Taurine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ferrous Sulfate, M Inositol, Mixed Tocopherols, Zinc Sulfate, D Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, L Carnitine, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Potassium Hydroxide, Phylloquinone, Biotin, Sodium Selenate, Beta Carotene, Vitamin D3, Cyanocobalamin

Wow. There is so much junk in here... I have to say I am really glad Alison waited a while before she got teeth (ending the daytime breastfeeding, although when she is all relaxed at night she doesn't bite so we still breast feed at night). She only has to have formula for about 3 months and then she can have whole cow's milk.

I just want whats best for Alison and I don't think a drink that is 43.2% sugar is the best choice... Anyways I was just a little shocked at that. Oh and that Similac had a recall on their baby formula because of the possibility of beetle parts and larvae being in the powder...fantastic... we are switching to Gerber formula...

1 comment:

  1. 3 Studies SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually kill fat by consuming Coconut Fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from large medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!