By “sugar”, we are assuming you are referring to table sugar which is sucrose. Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula does not contain any added sugar (i.e. sucrose). Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula contains approximately 90% organic brown rice syrup and 10% organic brown rice maltodextrin.
Carbohydrates are one of the crucial dietary sources of energy that support the brain, enable muscular contractions, and provide the fuel necessary for a young child’s rapid growth, especially through 24-months of age. Each gram of carbohydrate provides 4 Calories. So it is important for a child to get appropriate amounts of carbohydrates each day from good food sources. Carbohydrates are sometimes simply called sugars or starches. They are classified scientifically as monosaccharides, disaccharides, or polysaccharides.
Because organic brown rice syrup and organic brown rice maltodextrin contain complex carbohydrates, they are more slowly digested and absorbed by the body. We selected organic brown rice syrup and rice maltodextrin versus other carbohydrates such as sucrose (table sugar) or corn syrup because rice is one of the first solid foods fed to a baby. Rice is gluten free and is considered hypoallergenic because it is the least allergenic of all the grains so there is no concern over its use as it is easily tolerated.
Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA formula contains 10.7 grams of carbohydrate per 100 calories, an appropriate amount for a young child.