Scoop by scoop, powdered formulas that contain corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup come with a risk of childhood obesity.
The experts have such a great disdain for this ingredient that they have published articles stating clearly to avoid it at all costs. Nutritionists and other doctors firmly believe that the number one cause of the childhood obesity epidemic is high fructose corn syrup.
When your baby ingests normal sugars (such as those in breastmilk, fruits, vegetables, or milk-based infant formulas), these sugars stimulate the brain with signals telling your little one that they are full.
Fructose, however, does not trigger satiety (the satisfied feeling of being full after eating) signals as glucose does. Babies will start to overeat. Unfortunately, they will not only overeat now, but will start a lifetime of overeating and health worries.