Baby Formula: get rid of the sucrose. Speaking of sugar, did you know that Baby Formula Milk (even the healthy expensive ones from Whole Foods!) have added sugar? Because breast milk is naturally sweet with a sugar called lactose, in the beginning, formula companies were adding natural lactose to mirror the milk profile in mother’s milk. In the past decade however, big food corporations and companies have started to replace lactose with other sugars, possibly due to the fact that lactose has become really expensive to buy. Instead of natural lactose, they have put cheaper sugars in baby formula like sucrose, cane sugar, corn syrup solids, or glucose solids. In the US, it seems that the problem with baby formula’s is one of the worst, as the FDA still allows the use of sucrose, even in “Organic Baby Formula’s”. This surprised me because in 2009, 27 countries of the European Union banned the use of sucrose sugar in baby formulas. Sucrose is known to harm tooth enamel faster than other sugars, and once babies get used to its sweeter taste, they might resist less sweet formulas or solid foods. Some studies suggest that it could also lead to overeating and rapid weight gain in the first year, which is often a predictor of childhood obesity. See tonight for yourself. If you notice that your child acts erratically, experiences sudden sleep crashes, or is really hyper-active after drinking a bottle of formula, then that’s one sign that the formula contains too much sugar. Not only is the excess sugar in formula creating high inflammation levels that can cause eczema, but it will also make your child appear more cranky, have possible weight gain and sugar addictions, and grow up easily susceptible to immune diseases such as the flu and viruses. Bottom line: If you can’t breastfeed, then switch to a no sucrose formula or low-sugar formula to really improve your child’s eczema condition. The only brand I can recommend right now is HIPP , as they only use the sugar lactose. This is the ideal sugar in baby formula as it closely mirrors the sugar found in mother’s milk.