Closer to breast milk than ever before!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Closer to breast milk than ever before!
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Sun, 08-26-2012 - 12:36pm

Which of your formulas is closer to breast milk than ever before?

Enfamil A+® is closer to breast milk than ever before.

You want the best for your baby as he begins to learn and develop.

The ingredients in NEW Enfamil A+® are designed to promote normal brain and eye development and normal healthy digestion, making it the natural choice.

 

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42.6% corn syrup, 10.1% sugar (sucrose) = more than 1/2 sugar

11.5% high oleic safflower oil, 8.4% soy oil, 7.8% coconut oil, less than 2.0% c. cohnl oil m apina oil = almost 30% oil

With 14.7% soy protein = the remaining 5.3% is vitamins/chemicals

"Closer to breast milk than ever before!"

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2010
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 3:29pm

That is NOT the label for "Enfamil A+®." Enfamil A+ is a milk-based formula, and that is clearly the label for a soy-based formula (maybe Enfamil Soy A+; I don't know).  Clearly a soy-based formula is not going to be the answer to the question "Which of your formulas is closer to breast milk than ever before?"

According to Enfamil Canada's website, Enfamil A+ is identical to Enfamil Premium Infant in the US.

The actual ingredients for Enfamil Premium Infant/Enfamil A+ are here:

http://www.enfamil.com/app/iwp/enf12/product.do?dm=enf&id=/Consumer_Home3/Infants/EnfamilPremiumInfant&iwpst=HCP&ls=0&csred=1&r=3523462399

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 4:18pm
Is it just me, or did they fail to answer the question?

 

How is Enfamil A+® closer to breast milk than ever before?

Breast milk is the optimal nutrition for your baby.
It is the gold standard by which we design our formulas.
If you choose a formula for your baby, the nutrient blend in NEW Enfamil A+®:

  • Supports normal brain and eye development
  • Contains DHA (source of Omega-3 fat) at breast milk levels*
  • Has a carbohydrate blend† designed to help promote the growth of good bacteria in your baby's digestive tract, helping support normal digestion**
  • Helps give softer stools versus our previous formula
  • Has a protein blend (whey:casein) similar to breast milk††

You want the best for your baby as he begins to learn and develop

The ingredients in NEW Enfamil A+® are designed to promote normal brain and eye development and normal healthy digestion, making it the natural choice.

http://www.enfamil.ca/en/products/Pages/faq-18-how-is-enfamil-a-closer-to-breast-milk-than-ever-before.aspx

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 4:21pm

Seems a little hypocritical to say that A+ is a "natural choice" if "you want the best for your baby", doesn't it?

I thought breastfeeding is bad because it is "natural" and "best".

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 4:29pm

FTR: According to the AAP, the only real indications for soy formula use are for infants with congenital galactosemia, for use by families who are strict vegans, or infants who are truly lactose intolerant. For more information, read AAP's May 2008 statement Use of Soy Protein-Based Formulas in Infant Feeding 

AND:

New Zealand calls for ban on ‘damaging’ soy-based infant formulas

Health and medical experts in New Zealand have called for a ban on soy-based infant formula after a recent mouse study suggested soy damages the reproductive tract and immune system.

http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Nutrition/New-Zealand-calls-for-ban-on-damaging-soy-based-infant-formulas


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 4:33pm
Enfamil® Soy A+® : Soy Formula for Babies

A soy-based, iron-fortified infant formula designed for babies who need a milk-free formula due to health or cultural reasons. Enfamil Soy A+ has DHA and ARA (sources of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats) that support normal brain and eye development.

Perhaps that is a picture of the Soy A+, not the regular A+?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 4:51pm

Sorry, the label actually come from Similac Isomil - I was looking for the statement "closer to breastmilk" to go with the picture.  I wish the other types of formula included percentages as well.

Similac Sensitive top ingredients are:

Corn Syrup, Sugar, Milk Protein Isolate, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Soy Oil, Coconut Oil, Galactooligosaccharides.

So there are two kinds of sugar, and both more than the amount of milk in the can - so I would think that they still might total close to 50%.

According to their website  Similac Isomil ingredients are slightly different:

Corn Syrup Solids (39%), Soy Protein Isolate (15%), High Oleic Safflower Oil (11%), Sugar (10%), Soy Oil (8%), Coconut Oil (8%). Less than 2% of the Following: C. Cohnii Oil, M. Alpina Oil, Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Fructooligosaccharides, Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Salt, 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, Vitamin D3, and Cyanocobalamin.

39% corn syrup, 10.% sugar (sucrose) = 49% - almost 1/2 sugar
11% high oleic safflower oil, 8% soy oil, 8% coconut oil, less than 2.0% C. Cohnii Oil, M. Alpina Oill = almost 30% oil

With 15% soy protein = the remaining 7% is vitamins/chemicals

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Mon, 08-27-2012 - 1:37pm
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2010
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 2:05pm
witch_power wrote:

Sorry, the label actually come from Similac Isomil - I was looking for the statement "closer to breastmilk" to go with the picture.  I wish the other types of formula included percentages as well.

Similac Sensitive top ingredients are:

Corn Syrup, Sugar, Milk Protein Isolate, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Soy Oil, Coconut Oil, Galactooligosaccharides.

So there are two kinds of sugar, and both more than the amount of milk in the can - so I would think that they still might total close to 50%.

According to their website  Similac Isomil ingredients are slightly different:

Corn Syrup Solids (39%), Soy Protein Isolate (15%), High Oleic Safflower Oil (11%), Sugar (10%), Soy Oil (8%), Coconut Oil (8%). Less than 2% of the Following: C. Cohnii Oil, M. Alpina Oil, Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Fructooligosaccharides, Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Salt, 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, Vitamin D3, and Cyanocobalamin.

39% corn syrup, 10.% sugar (sucrose) = 49% - almost 1/2 sugar
11% high oleic safflower oil, 8% soy oil, 8% coconut oil, less than 2.0% C. Cohnii Oil, M. Alpina Oill = almost 30% oil

With 15% soy protein = the remaining 7% is vitamins/chemicals

What percentage of breast milk is sugar?

What percentage of breast milk is "vitamins/chemicals"? (Note that everything is a "chemical," and most of breast milk's components have chemical-sounding names, some of which may be identical to the "chemicals" in this ingredients list).

I don't see the point of this kind of thing.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2010
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 2:19pm

According to my calculations, breast milk is also more than half sugar--around 55% (that number does not oligosaccharides).

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_breast_milk

4.2 g fat + 1.1 g protein + 7.5 g carbohydrate (7 g simple sugar, 0.5 g oligosaccharides) = 12.8 g/100 ml total (I excluded things present at concentrations less than 0.1 g/100 ml, because even added together they don't really affect the final percentages)

 

7 g simple sugar / 12.8 g = 54.7% simple sugar

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 5:17pm

When I look at the list of ingredients in formula, I am left wondering why it costs so much. The bulk of itconsists of very inexpensive things. But even the vitamins and minerals would not be as expensive as the cans of formula seem to reflect - when you consider the cost of adult vitamins in the pharmacy, and also that formula companies would source these at wholesale prices and in bulk. Big mark ups and big profits.

Teresa