LIST OF CORN “NAMES” AT BOTTOM AND OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS, TOO!
Please do not rush into thinking your baby is reacting to corn! There’s so much a baby can react to! There’s DHA, too… I’m going to use this page to go find links, so you can learn from history!
Reflux and food intolerances and food allergies can be so confusing, as they seem to be all tangled up together.
You really need to give each change a good two weeks. Formula ‘roulette’ is included in the two week trial period – you need to give the formula a good two weeks. Of course, if there’s an allergic reaction – hives, etc, quit the formula!
There is a lot you need to investigate to know if it’s the formula or the reflux. In general, if the symptoms are PAIN, then look at meds. If the symptom is digestive tract related, then look at diet (formula). Most often, you’ll find your baby needs both a specific formula AND medication.
I don’t know how you arrived at this page, but PLEASE make sure you’ve read through
Formula Feeding & Reflux INCLUDING the link to the BEST explanation about Elemental Formulas!
Also make sure you understand about the
Difference between Allergy & Non Mediated IgE Allergy (formerly referred to as ‘Intolerance’) !
FPIES: Food Proten-Induced Enterocolitis
Breastfeeding Total Elimination Diet
Posts from Sue, Alexis’s mom (from the Forum):
Read about corn in formula and it affecting a baby:
“We did so many formula switches and she continued to have problems. We were on neocate thicking it with oatmeal then barley but she continued to have problems. So everyone thought it was the cereals, no way could it be the neocate! So we tried Thick-it which is made from modifed corn starch only, and she just had the worse GI reaction to it almost immediately, she became bloated, painful stomach twisting and turning her lower body, and projectile vomited right aways. So we tried Neocate with Simply thick still no luck and we tried Neocate alone, no luck. We found out much later that Simply thick has Xanthan Gum which is corn based! GRR! Anyways, when we switched to Alimentum RTF she did the best, but, due to the milk, she still had a very hard time. The allergy test just really confirmed what I thought after months, and months of trial and error.”
“I guess her problems with painful gas, bloating, problems with bowel movements just seemed the same on the goats milk, it didn’t make a difference. She was so miserable that there was no difference with the switch, unlike when switched her to infant formulas that contained corn starch or syrups. What helped was when we got her allergy tested and switched her to the soy RCF with Brown rice syrup as her Carb vs. Corn syrup.”
“My Taylor is allergic to milk, corn, and corn syrup. At first, of course we did not know that so we just treated her as milk and soy protein intolerance, so we tried Neocate. She did well on it for 4 days then she was having a lot of GI problems, but we were clueless since Neocate was suppose to be the the most hypoallergenic formula out there along with Elecare. I then thought about corn allergy which almost all formulas have corn starch in it and Neocate has a high content of corn syrup. We too ended up switching her to RTF alimentum which does not contain any corn but still has the milk cassein, she still was having problems but not as bad as when she was on the other formulas with milk. So I guess we had to pick our battle since I there wasn’t anything else out there. We then tried Goats milk and she did the best on this for awhile, still GI problems but much better than the rest. The MD was really tired of us trying so many formulas without luck and working with a Dietician who reccommended another formula change, we got her allergy tested before we did the final switch. The allergist did skin testing on her and it showed milk, corn, and corn syrup with large skin reactions but not soy. With her being so young there is definitely a chance of false positives, but since we have avoided the 3 she has done much better. Anyways, once we found out she wasn’t allergic to soy, it was trying to find a soy formula that did not contain any forms of corn. The dietician actually told us about Ross Carbohydrate free soy based formula which you add your own carb in our case brown rice syrup, this formula is typically used for tube fed babies. So far it has worked for us. Taylor too has DGE and she is on reglan for it, it does help a little. It really sounds like our little ones have the same issues. If your little one is truly allergic to milk, soy, wheat, and corn, there is mom on the forum that makes her own Rice formula I don’t think she logs on very often now, but you can try to PM her Zale66 is her user name.”
“We did every formula under the sun too. She did the best which wasn’t great on RTF Alimentum as well since it had no corn but it did have milk. If you want to try what Taylor is on is called Ross Carbohydrate Free Soy with Iron. You can only order it online or directly through Ross, it comes in little cans and you have to add water and mix in your own carbohydrate, in our case we use Brown rice syrup. This has been the best formula for her, she still takes it with goats milk, which I think is more due to the taste, since when we switched her she was a little older so her taste buds were more developed. This was our last hope with formulas! And prevacid was a no go for us, solutabs and capsules, it didn’t seem to work on her at all, she is on compounded prilosec and for some odd reason seems to work the best.”
“Taylor is definitely allergic to corn syrup, when we switched her to neocate she was worse since there seems to be a higher corn syrup contain than the others and we had allergy testing for corn syrup and she actually reacted to it protein or not. We started her on Goats milk prior to the allergy testing and she did much better than the other formulas due to no corn syrup but still had a hard time due to the milk in it. The dietican found out that she was allergic to corn, corn syrup, milk but not soy she told us to try Ross Carbohydrate Free Soy formula which you add your own carbohydrates in our case Brown rice syrup. She is doing much better on it she just won’t switch entirely to the soy the dietician thinks it is the taste, so we do have goats milk and half RCF since it is only half of the milk she is actually okay on it. Taylor had a lot of lower GI problems, painful gas, unable to have BMs even though they were soft, and having a lot of problems eating. Once we made the switch the gas and bm problems are gone, she still doesn’t eat much since she is horrible at sucking still low volume but that is due to DGE. So far this has been working very well for her and just waiting for the 1 year mark to switch her to a regular soy milk or rice milk.”
“We kept on trying different formulas. We definitely knew she could not tolerate the milk based since that was what she was given at the hospital and she did horrible on it. We found out she was allergic to corn starch since I tried to thicken her formula with thick it which is modifed corn starch and she was in so much pain and vomiting. She did horrible with neocate and we didn’t know why we thought it was just because of the long chain fats, so we made other switches to pregestimal, nutramigen, powdered alimentum, all of which she did horrible with due to the corn in it and milk. We finally switched to RTF alimentum without corn but she still did horrible due to the processed milk. Finally I put things together and figured out everything has one thing in common corn syrup. We actually switched her to goats milk for awhile she did the best but still not good due to the milk based. The Peds Md got her allergy tested and it showed allergic reactions to milk, corn, and corn syrup (which many find strange since it does not contain any proteins but it did show up as positive reaction). So talking with the dietician she is on Ross Carbohydrate Free soy based without corn you add your own carbohydrate which we all Brown rice syrup. She is actually on 1/2 goats milk and 1/2 RCF the dietician thinks she doing okay on it even though it is milk is because it is only partly milk not 100% like the rest of the formulas. She won’t switch completely to soy, most likely due to the taste. The RCF is a formula is mostly used for tube fed babies with metabolic disorders. This is formula #10 for her, so far so good.”
Some names of formula are mentioned here
Milk Protein AND Corn Syrup Allergy?
How to tell Allergic to Formula?
Other Names for Corn/Corn Derivatives:
Aspartame (Artificial sweetener)
Barley malt* (generally OK, but can be contaminated)
Blended sugar (sugaridextrose)
Brown sugar* (generally OK if no caramel color)
Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA)
Calcium stearoyl lactylate
Caramel and caramel color
Citrus cloud emulsion (CCS)
Coco glycerides (cocoglycerides)
Corn alcohol, corn gluten
Corn oil, corn oil margarine
Corn sweetener, corn sugar
Corn syrup, corn syrup solids
Corn, popcorn, cornmeal
DATUM (a dough conditioner)
Dextrose (also found in IV solutions)
Dextrose anything (such as monohydrate or anhydrous)
Distilled white vinegar
Fruit juice concentrate*
Glucose syrup* (also found in IV solutions)
High fructose corn syrup
Hydrolyzed corn protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose pthalate (HPMCP)
Invert syrup or sugar
Malt syrup from corn
Malt, malt extract
Modified cellulose gum
Modified corn starch
Modified food starch
Molasses* (corn syrup may be present; know your product)
Mono- and di- glycerides
Polylactic acid (PLA)
Polysorbates* (e.g. Polysorbate 80)
Propylene glycol monostearate*
Salt (iodized salt)
Semolina (unless from wheat)
Sodium starch glycolate
Sodium stearoyl fumarate
Sorghum* (not all is bad; the syrup and/or grain CAN be mixed with corn)
Splenda (Artificial sweetener)
Starch (any kind that’s not specified)
Sucralose (Artificial sweetener)
Sugar* (not identified as cane or beet)
Tocopherol (vitamin E)
Treacle (aka golden syrup)
Vanilla, natural flavoring
Vanilla, pure or extract
Vegetable anything that’s not specific*
Vinegar, distilled white
Vitamin C* and Vitamin E*