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Carnation Milk for Infants "The b**b" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
30th Oct '09

I know back in the day and (very rarely) sometimes still infants were given the canned Carnation milk mixed with Karo syrup and something else (I forget what else, if anybody knows feel free to tell me because it's driving me nuts).



I was just thinking about it and wondering why the f**k they put corn syrup in it. Was it just to sweeten it? Or was there some nutritional reason it was added? If anybody knows, please tell me because I'm curious LOL.

Heather&Rylie 17 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 8271 posts
30th Oct '09

its meant to relieve constipation and i'm pretty sure its just carnation and karo syrup but i could be wrong..you just mix with breastmilk or formula

umadho? 1 child; Indiana 21293 posts
30th Oct '09

That's what I was on when I was a baby.
But kayrp syrup is suppose to help with constipation.

Titties :) 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 53705 posts
30th Oct '09

What my grandma told me (she formula fed all five of her children back in the sixties) is that before science kicked in and told otherwise, they added karo syrup to up the calorie value. They thought it was the sugar value the babies needed, not the fats and fatty acids which we now know is much more important than the sugar.

"The b**b" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
30th Oct '09
Quoting Rylie's Mom:
2 Girls And Now A Boy! 67 kids; St John's, 3051 posts
30th Oct '09
Quoting "The b**b" [HM]:
Hollenengel 5 kids; Sacramento, California 38006 posts
30th Oct '09

The corn syrup was added to make the babies drink it.

Heather&Rylie 17 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 8271 posts
30th Oct '09
Quoting "The b**b" [HM]:
"The b**b" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
30th Oct '09
Quoting H
_._._._ 18 kids; London, Ontario 38382 posts
31st Oct '09

Some years ago, it was common to feed babies a homemade formula that consisted of a mixture of evaporated milk, water, and sugar (or corn syrup). This turned out to be a dangerous approach for many reasons. First, the mix was found to cause iron-deficiency anemia because of intestinal bleeding and its low iron content. Experts also learned that the higher amount of protein and minerals force an infant's maturing kidneys to work harder and that the fat is difficult for babies to digest. In addition, the mix has low levels of vitamins C, A, and D unless the milk used is fortified; and using corn syrup increases the risk of infantile botulism, since it often contains botulism spores.



For all of these reasons, evaporated-milk formula is not recommended for babies. If you must use it because other formulas are beyond your budget, be sure to give your baby a supplement that includes vitamin C and iron. And keep in mind that A and D vitamin supplements, as well as fluoride, may also have to be given.

"The b**b" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
31st Oct '09
Quoting Zombie+Monster [EBFB]:
Kandi Laporte 17 kids; Germany 36 posts
4th Feb '13

My girlfriends baby is allergic to all formulas even the ones that her doctor put him on. finally when baby went down to 4 pounds from 8 her grandma came over and switched the baby to the canned milk. for a 4 ounce bottle its one ounce of canned milk a half of tsp of corn syrup and 3 ounces of water. dont forget if you do feed with this you will need to have baby on vitamin drops.