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Soy formula isn’t a good choice for all babies. Although considered safe for healthy, full-term infants, the higher aluminum content of soy formula may cause weaker bones in babies born pre-term. Soy formula is an infant food made using soy protein and other components.

It is fed to infants as a supplement or replacement for human milk or cow milk formula. Why are people concerned about soy infant formula? The safety of soy infant formula has been debated because it typically contains a class of compounds called isoflavones. Soy formula has no nutritional advantage over milk-based formula and vice versa.

Both are fortified with the same vitamins and minerals. Usually parents choose soy formula when their baby is sensitive or allergic (or potentially so) to cows’ milk protein, or when a baby is having trouble digesting lactose or milk sugar. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds that isolated soy protein-based formulas are a safe and nutritionally equivalent alternative to cow milk-based formula for term infants whose nutritional needs are not met from breast milk.

The AAP specifically recommends the use of soy formulas for the followin. Soy milk can be a good choice for babies above one year old who are intolerant to lactose or are allergic to whole cow’s milk. Soy milk is high in proteins, iron, and a variety of vitamins crucial for the healthy development of infants.

Soy milk is low in fat, which may help in maintaining healthy body weight in infants. Infants with hereditary lactase deficiency (rare) or galactosemia, in which a baby can’t metabolize a main sugar in milk (lactose) or a sugar component of it called galactose. Use of soy formula. Research shows that soy milk and soy formula contain up to 4,500 times the level of phytoestrogens found in cow’s milk or breast milk.

That’s a notable number. And it’s been associated with. Soy formula-fed baby girls are more likely to have lifelong menstrual and reproductive problems (primarily longer and more painful periods), anovulatory cycles (cycles in which no egg is released), amenorrhea (failure to menstruate), impaired follicular development (follicles failing to mature and develop into healthy eggs), erratic hormonal surges, changes in. Put baby on a soy formula such as Isomil or ProSobee immediately. About 25% of American babies are fed soy infant formula according to the website of Dr.

Sears. Elemental infant formula might also be suggested, but these are usually reserved for preterm infants and those with specific medical problems such as severe allergies to both milk and soy. Soy-based infant formulas might also be an option for babies who are intolerant or allergic to cow’s milk formula or to lactose, a carbohydrate naturally found in cow’s milk.

However, babies who are allergic to cow’s milk might also be allergic to soy milk.

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However, 20% to 50% of infants who are allergic to cow’s milk protein are also allergic to soy protein and require a protein hydrolysate formula (e.g., Pregestimil, Alimentum, and Nutramigen) (Davis & Stanko-Kline, 2003).

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It is recommended that soy formula should only be used with a specific indication, such as complete lactose intolerance (galactosaemia), cow’s milk allergy in infants older than 6 months, or family convictions such as the wish to follow a vegan or kosher diet [11].

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Approximately 50% of infants who are sensitive to cow’s milk protein also demonstrate sensitivity to soy, but soy is less expensive than protein hydrolysate formula.

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There is no known advantage of soy formula over other formula, except for kosher and/or vegan families that want a formula without cow’s milk.

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Soy formula for the prevention of allergy and food intolerance in infants.

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For infants with documented allergies caused by cow’s milk, extensively hydrolyzed protein formula should be considered, because up to 14% of these infants also have a soy protein allergy.

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Soy-based formulas are not recommended (1) for preterm infants because of the increased risk of osteopenia and aluminum content, (2) for the prevention of colic or allergy, or (3) for infants with cow’s milk protein-induced enterocolitis or enteropathy (AAP, 2014b; see Chapter 25).

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• Extensively hydrolyzed soy formula is appropriate for infants after 6 months old only; before 6 months old, infants fed soy formula are at risk for nutritional deficit.

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The routine use of soy protein–based formula has no proven value in the prevention or management of infantile colic, fussiness, or atopic disease.

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estrogenic effects to occur in infants fed with soy formula has raised the possibility of long-term safety considerations.

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  • Thank you I’m a PNP but being in a
    Adolescent Medicine I forget about the babies and people are gonna call and ask questions. They care not about your specialties ���� Thank you for the refresher

  • I guess the only thing to be careful of here then is that the kid doesn’t have a soy allergy. I have a pretty severe allergy to soy, and from experience in myself and others, it’s quite common!

  • Breastmilk provides a large portion of the nutrients babies need in the second year and beyond, and I don’t feel like that gets communicated enough these days. We are biologically intended to nurse our children through toddlerhood but unfortunately a lot can get in the way of that as we live our lives in the society we are in.
    My experience has been that my daughter still primarily nurses when we are together(she goes to daycare and I work, single mom life!), and her dietary needs are met with foods complementary to nursing. I’ve been very privileged in the support I’ve received in continuing to nurse, though, because I see many of my peers weaning (in my opinion)early because of work and lack of support at home. That sucks, I really wish it were different.:/

  • My youngest son is lactose intolerant truly lactose intolerant he can’t tolerate any sort of dairy and anything from process things his body just will not accept cow’s milk. We even tried lactose-free milk which is actually made from cow’s milk and found out that although it says 100% lactose free that is a false statement there is an additive to it that helps break down the lactose which is in it and that is how they can consider it lactose free. He is going to be 2 in February and he’s been drinking soy milk since we found out he is truly lactose intolerant! He does just fine on vegan substitutes of things that are all processed with dairy!

  • soy is full of estrogen as well so it can be very bad, would not want a small boy to have it it can effect the way they produce testosterone, and extra estrogen in little girls and effect the way their hormones work as well. Why are you forcing vegan choices on a small child, should it not be a choice you should make for yourself.

  • My baby was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease shortly after birth while he was in NICU and had surgery for it at his 3rd week. He has been hospitalized 3 times after for enterocolitis due to not pooping, now I am irrigating him every at home until he is pooping normal or otherwise instructed by his surgeon. However, I found he couldn’t keep down any of the formulas from most brands except soy and breast milk. I am deciding between Gerber and Similac can you help with a wise choice given his health history

  • Hi, I am a fist time mom. My baby is 5 weeks old. He’s been having a lot of gas and he hasn’t been pooping everyday. I started giving him mylicon drops but that seem to not help because he’s still in pain. Recently, I gave him gripe water and it seems to calm him down a bit. Then, later he’s in pain and gassy again. I YouTube how to massage baby stomach. I changed bottles to Dr. brown, I try to burp him at every ounce when feeding. The pediatric nurse told me to give him glycerin suppository which it did help him poop bc he had not gone for 2 days. It gave him some relief but now he’s hasn’t poop for a day in a half now and the pain is still there. My baby breaks out sweat bc he’s in so much pain. His doctor even told me to change the milk to soy milk. It’s been 5 days using soy milk and nothing’s changed. He was on enfamil gentlease before I used soy milk. I don’t know what to do?!? Please help.

  • LOW IN PROTEIN. Are you kidding me! Human milk has the lowest protein content of any mammalian milk. Also: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23158513
    Give a kid canola oil are you nuts!?!? You know that breast is best & historically children were normally weaned after the age of 2.

  • My son is 4 months and his pediatrician believes he has a cow milks allergy due to him having constant phlegm and eczema. He has no issues with pooping. She suggested he start taking enfamil prosobe their soy formula. I have read that soy is bad for boys due to high levels of estrogen. I don’t know if that is true but I’m so scared to give him this formula. I’ve considered holle goats milk, but after watching your video I decided it would probably wouldn’t be the best option. Is there any formula that you can suggest I try? I am a first time mom and super worried for my sons well being.

  • I have joint issues, and for some reason soy makes them looser, but I am still vegan and get plenty of protein:) planning on raising my future kids vegan, and having a farm animal sanctuary. Thanks for being such an inspiration to get back into this diet! P.S. your hair looks so good in this video!! And I do not know if you have any videos on this, but what are your thoughts on horseback? I ride, but more just to help my horse stretch and get out more often because she is in a lot of pain otherwise.

  • Omg do scientist realize that breast milk is naturally low in protein also! I always say breast is best, but babies and toddlers don’t need to have formulas unless for some reason the mother can’t produce breast milk. After weaning after 1-2 years children don’t need any milk of any kind to supplement with, water is perfectly fine with a plant based Whole Foods diet. My son is almost 3 and still breast feeds and only drinks water, not dairy or dairy free milks. We were vegetarian until recently when we went vegan. He eats fruits and veggies, grains and organic pastas, beans and yes, occasional organic and non gmo soy meats and veggie burgers, and he is not deficient, has no health problems, and is not over or under weight. The on,y time my toddler has even dairy free milk is when it’s added to meals I make. But this is silly. I don’t see why soy milk would be bad for toddlers. I’m not a huge fan of soy myself, I prefer hemp and almond milks, but soy milk still is healthier then animal milks!

  • Massive amounts of hormone estrogens and progesterone in the milk from a 1200 pound cow should be the biggest
    concern for nursing moms! 75% of cow milk comes from cows while they are pregnant, when their estrogens
    are up to 30X HIGHER than normal. Soy is a plant, its’ PHTO-estrogens are not the same as animal estrogens. Soy is
    proven to protect women from breast cancer and men from prostate cancer…soy actually is ERbeta estrogen, which reduces estrogens in the human body, not raise it. ERalpha estrogen, found in animal products, meat and dairy, raises estrogen levels. Human mothers milk, hopefully dairy-free, is always best, but soy, hopefully organic soy, seems to me to be the best second option. Get healthy eat plants-not the animals that eat the plants.

  • Hello sir… My baby is 1.7 years old and she got loos motions but actually she didn’t like to drink isomil soya milk powder…. So can I mix with cow milk… Same like horlics I mix…. Pls. Reply

  • My pediatrician wants me to put my 10-day old on soy. I’ve been reading about it, and not feeling up to it. Since she isn’t sure what’s wrong, and she doesn’t have an allergy that we know of so far. She has been constipated, having hard poop, and not going as much. I’m breastfeeding and supplementing with Enfamil Neuropro, right now I’m trying the Gentlease to see if that helps. But I really don’t want to put her on soy, unless it’s really a necessity. I rather try something else before we go to soy, hopefully, my breastmilk comes in more soon so I can just stop formula altogether.

  • This page says it all: https://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Calcium/Food-Sources-of-Calcium.aspx
    Still plugging meat and dairy as good sources of calcium.

  • HOW MANY TIME DOES IT HAVE TO BE RAMMED DOWN YOUR THROATS…….IT AIN’T MILK, YOU ARE KILLING KIDS….most have additives which you do not know what they are, it might tell you on the pack, but is is true…? Question: How many nuts does it take to make a pint of milk…? Unless you baby is intolerant give it real milk. This women is waffling.

  • Do you have a video on recommendations for a vegan 8month supplements? So far breastfeeding is going amazing and my baby likes all of the baby food i have been making her.

  • I wouldn’t be worried about the nutrition aspect of soy milk but rather the phytoestrogens. You’d have to consume a lot of soy as an adult to see any changes, but the developing endocrine system of toddlers is more vulnerable.

  • I think the lack of iodine mentioned could be because this is a Canadian association. Table salt is iodized by law in Canada and therefore it’s less of a concern than in countries where table salt can be iodized or not iodized. (It’s not that iodine itself is less of a concern, it’s that milk is not the assumed way for Canadians to meet their iodine needs).

  • I’ve taken my daughter to multiple doctors for GI issues since she was born. One of which is a pediatric nutritionist. They said soy milk is a fine alternative. She personally does best on soy. As for fat, fat is easy to put into a diet. Also if people are really worried that diet and milk are not enough, they have multivitamins for young toddlers now days.

  • Basically, the nutritional profil is not the same in fortified soy milk as in whole cow’s milk (by the way, skim milk is also not recommanded for infants under 2, the concern being the essential fatty acid content is not sufficent enough for their needs. Commercial soy-based infant formula is what they recommand for infants until the age of two. Then, you can switch to normal fortified soy milk.
    Look at the Rationale for Recommandation on the use of breastmilk substitute: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/infant-feeding/nutrition-healthy-term-infants-recommendations-birth-six-months/6-24-months.html

  • what a shit vegan you are! a child free meat eater is more vegan than you are. At least meat eating would stop with his life. by having children you will create a 100 of future meat eaters. you would be causing more animal suffering in the long run.

  • My question is: you pick up that menu, substitute cow milk for soy milk and meat for beans, and you think you are giving that child the same level of nutrition?
    Baby’s, toddlers and children need a lot of fat. That substitution removes a lot of fat and bio available nutrients from the diet. And believe you should contact a nutritionist if you want to raise your child as a vegan. Please, don’t do this changes “because it’s as easy as that”. It’s not.

  • Yes! Please:) I would love to see a “what my toddler eats in a day.” I love all the facts you share. Mahalo nui! Aloha & blessings ��

  • My husband was fed soy formula 30 years ago, his mom said it was from “constant spit up”. Hes fine but I wonder if he truly had milk issues or maybe a tongue tie…��

  • Currently stressing out �� my 3 week old has been on gentlease from the get go and is now both spitting up often and having a hard time passing stools. Would you recommend reguline enfamil formula? Or something else? Please help ����

  • I just purchase the enfamil prosobee. My dr hates similac due to the weak DHA.. I was also thinking of trying the enfamil sensitive. I’m a first time mom. This is so hard. I haven’t slept in over a week cause my princess stays up for hours straining. She doesn’t poop regularly either. She’ll poop every 2-3 days (sometimes). She’s 2 1/2 months.. my dr also gave me probiotics to ease her discomfort

  • So why is cow’s milk good for babies whenever has all the same stuff in it that we consider bad for human adults? And I’m not just talking about saturated fat and cholesterol but I mean the much more viable mammalian exogenous hormones that cow’s milk naturally has even if it is labeled as organic.

  • I had my son prematurely. After enfamil and Similac, we found out he had lactose intolerance which runs in our family. He started bleeding and had bad colic for whole first year of trying different formulas..Then, docs started him on soy formula. After some months, doc switched him back to lighter version of Similac until one year. Something about the soy didn’t sit well with him or me. He was fussy and not satisfied, just irritable on soy. He is 29 now and doing well but still lactose intolerant. I agree with parents in comments, try to avoid soy if possible especially if you have male babies. Too much soy gave me fibroid tumors. This is just my personal experience.

  • So if iodine is a concern what’s wrong with sprinkling a little bit of iodized salt into every single meal? Isn’t that pretty reasonable

  • What about all the phytic acid in the soy milk that inhibits the calcium they are able to absorb, compared with cows milk, that has no phytic acid. Plus the estrogen mimicking effect soy has on the body. I was given soy milk as a baby as alternative to cows and only I (out of 3 girls) went through early puberty, and suffered hormonal problems thereafter.

  • As someone raised on soy* and primarily vegan** (by nonvegan parents mind you, I was incredibly lactose intolerant even as a baby, so even breast milk messed me up and meat was something I never ate), the only reason to not feed a kid soy milk would maybe ne because of allergies? Or a bad reaction in general?

    I say this as someone that was incredibly sick as a kid..

  • My 11 month old also only has two bottom teeth, but she basically refuses to eat anything puréed at all, other than, like, applesauce. She eats torn up sandwiches, torn up vegan pizzas, whole beans, etc… she basically gums anything to mush. Just takes a little longer without teeth, but you’d be amazed what their little jaws are capable of! Even really hard crackers, she can get through eventually! The Dave’s killer raisin bread is her favorite food.

    Also, though it’s lower in calories than sweetened alternative milks, we have just started slowly replacing some of her organic soy formula with the flax milk + protein (it has pea protein in it). The calcium is naturally occurring, there’s no added refined sugar, and it has plenty of protein. She eats enough fats and other sources of calories in her diet that I’m not worried on that front. I just want to get away from her drinking beverages with loads of refined sugar, and giving her sweetened soy milk just doesn’t make sense to me. Apart from total calorie consumption, there’s no good reason to used a sweetened plant based milk, right?

  • Love this video, and really appreciate that you research and look in to both sides of everything, we are transitioning and the process can be confusing with kids! ❤️

  • This all sounds so strange to me. In Brazil, where I was born and raised, milk is not such a big part of our food culture. I always find it soooo strange when I see kids and even adults drinking pure cow’s milk in American movies. Honestly, after age 1, most Brazilians start to transition from breastmilk / formula to just a normal diet with food and a bit of formula. Our normal breakfast drink is orange juice, rather than milk, and most people only ever have milk in recipes or dairy products, or in coffee or chocolate milk. I don’t think any type of milk, be it cow’s milk or plant milk needs to be in a child’s diet as long as they get enough nutrients from normal food.

  • Both of my sons, born 8 years apart, had to drink soy milk because they couldn’t tolerate any other formula. Neither I or their pediatricians noticed any adverse effects. As a matter of fact, I also had to drink soy milk as an infant, and I’ve not experienced any problems either.

  • Still, consider the amount of isoflavones contained in soy milk and other soy products. As phytoestrogens they can cause early puberty in girls and hormonal disorder in boys. About the other types i have no info.

  • I find the potassium RDA is generally very high. I’m often too low in it (supposedly) even though I have a banana a day, and usually sweet or normal potatoes at dinner. Vitamin E is the same, Really hard to get enough (and animal sources aren’t great anyway)

  • My 14 month old only has 3.5 teeth �� Please do a video on what baby eats in a day!! I also struggle with finger foods as she can’t chew much.

  • Thank fcuk someone else has picked up on this potassium problem. I have a 5 year old and have put together a blend of foods which will meet all their needs. In a 700g lump. Inconjunction with a green juice I have made. I also supplement iodine, a little zinc, omega 3 and vit D.
    Can send you a link if you want.
    I also believe that in passed children continued to breast feed a lot long than the 2 years they currently do. I estimate up until 5 years old, inconjunction with more and more food.

  • You brought up a really interesting point about potassium. I’ve been very confused about it for my own diet. Future video? Potassium is very interesting to me since I’ve been trying to increase my intake to see if it helps with my hypertension at all.

  • I’m 21 and married recently. I won’t be able to have kids for a while because im a broke millennial but thanks so much for making all these videos. Very informative.

  • Great video. What are your thoughts on people who say that we should just eat supplements if we want to prevent unnecessary suffering?

  • I think it’s incredibly selfish for vegan parents to impose their nutrient deficient diet on their kids (no fat soluble vitamins, D3 doesn’t exist on that diet bc it’s strictly an animal hormone). Soy formula is incredibly toxic and if vegan moms can’t breastfeed then she really needs to do what’s right for her baby and give him animal based milk. Babies would never survive without animal milk unless they put a TON of artificial crap in SF to keep babies alive. No infant in nature would survive on strictly plants. They NEED milk. They need the fat soluble vitamins. Soy formula has 4000x the phytoestrogens than dairy or breastmilk. That has a major negative impact on both males and females.

    I cringe when I see WIC immediately put babies on soy if they don’t tolerate the standard formula (unless they offer more options that aren’t prescribed).

  • soy should never be consumed by anyone, they contain goitrogens that hurt the thyroid gland, phytates that halt absorption of calcium, iron, and zinc. also loaded with phytoestrogens.

    ps there is no A in any soy unless fortified, no A in any veggie

  • I have been lactose intolerant since i was a baby, i always had soy based formula and later on, soy milk. Although my diet wasnt vegan when I started eating solid foods, I was meat and dairy free. With a healthy diet as well as vitamins if necessary can be completely healthy. Talking to your doctor can be very helpful as well as certain vegan or dairy free mommy blogs (not all of course)

  • I wonder what the advice for parents of children who are lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy has been before this? Because not all children can have cows milk anyway.

  • I would love to see a video about what your baby eats. I find this whole topic to be really fascinating and as someone who wants to have a child in the up coming future, this is all very crucial to know. I really appreciate all your videos and think you do an amazing job! Thank you so much (:

  • Those dietetic associations and stuff your talking about, aren’t mentioning those important topics… Becuz they are too busy taking money from the dairy industry and attacking vegan diets to actually bring forth any information that could help a vegan family. Killing in the name of… Big Dairy!

  • What is crazy is that I have never given my children milk of any kind on a regular basis…starting from when they wean they get water. Now that we are vegan I do include some fortified almond milk in smoothies to cover my bases but at 1,3 and 5 years old they are all in high normal percentiles for weight and thriving….never had cows milk (or juice) daily. It seems to be very much a North American thing to push milk on kids…here in Europe the push to get kids (and adults) to drink milk isn’t as strong.

  • Soy is estrogenic mimmicking and feminizing the boys, raw milk from grass and sun fed heritage cows is medicinal….especially when cows are mob grazed on a high brix high variety perennial diet. Soy can be consumed after being fermented but unfortunately most of it available is transgenically modified to tolerate direct herbicide use.

  • We buy full fat fortified soy milk, my kids aren’t huge fans. So we now just supplement with vegetarian D3/Calcium fortified gummies that they’ll actually eat (but my kids aren’t toddlers anymore). I guess it would make sense to give some formula up until age 2? I think a bigger problem is kids that drink cow’s milk and eat pretty much nothing else. Every parent has likely noticed that many kids drink tons of cow’s milk and barely eat any solid food, which leads to deficiencies in all sorts of things. 

    I’m a total weirdo, and I breastfed my kids until 2, so I guess I sort of avoided the whole issue (and yes, they ate lots of other foods from 5-6 months onwards). If I hadn’t breastfed, maybe I would have just given them a little formula every day as an alternative?

  • One of the issues that bother me is “processed” baby food. I am curious, as a mother, are you disturbed by the amount of non-vegan options for baby foods out there? Also, have you any concerns of the amounts of sugar that you see in some of those baby foods that are vegan? Anybody else? Thanks!

  • I live in Canada and I have to say, most toddlers are not underweight, and not drinking cow’s milk isn’t going to hurt as long as they are getting enough calcium and Vit D……..Probably they got their info from a study done by the Dairy Council of Canada.

  • What about insulin-like growth factor-1? The isolated soy protein in soy milk has been shown to increase igf-1 more than cow’s milk. I know Dr McDougall talks about this I’m sure others do as well. I would be afraid this would promote cancer growth at any age. Is any milk necessary besides human milk? Thanks for all your great work!

  • It Is because soy milk has more phytoestrogen estrogen hormone mimmickers. See my reply. Sorry for the shit grammar and confusing speach. I am a dumbass. More hormone than a pregnant women. Do your own research. 50,000 times more estrogen hormone. Ya soy milk stunt growth. And can cause allergy and asthma and skin disease immune problems. That is why i was such a sick small baby. That is the reason.

  • Why dont you talk about the people who have digestive problems and allergies which makes a vegan diet harder, especially with legumes and soy and trying to get enough protein, and also about estrogen dominance which is related to the high consumption of soy, flax,chia,sesame….

  • Question, so My baby is allergic to cow’s milk so basically every formula out there he could not drink. He was prescribed EleCare Amino acid formula and did great but now he is 1 year old and all the other dairy free milk don’t have enough fat or protein & I’m not sure about soy If it has hidden lactose in the formula can like the other ones that said hypoallergenic ��if I was to switch to soy milk or a formula of soy would that be OK?Because he is one year old the insurance isn’t covering EleCare �� It is just so expensive (55$ a can) & he’s older now… but the allergy is pretty severe. And Would i need to Substitute for any vitamins If I gave him soy from a carton? (He is 1yr)

  • My son tested positive for egg and milk allergy but not soy, we were breastfeeding didnt find this out till 5 months and my diet is 90 percent egg/milk based. Now I’m trying to figure out how to switch while also incorporating first foods.

  • Hi Unnatural Vegan, what would be a suitable alternative for soy in a vegan diet?
    As a child my mother had mastitis. Due to sanctions on the country we were in, soy based baby formulas were the most readily available, but after using them it was determined I am intolerant to soy. As an adult I can still only eat a limited amount before becoming ill, so I’m interested to hear what other alternatives there are?

  • U don’t bullshit me… zdickzhead…
    Check out what real doctors have to say about this subject
    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180313/Study-Soy-fed-infants-have-differences-in-reproductive-system-tissues.aspx

  • Soy cause me and my brother to experience homosexual attraction. It permanently messed with my endocrines system so that i do not have periods anymore. I am 21 years old. It caused my to have early periods (at age 10) and it was very heavy. Do not let male eat soy in any form but especially in tofu, milk, and protein. Never ever give soy in ANY form to babies male or female it will MESS THEM UP. If you don’t suffer any consequences, or little consequences has BEWARE it is just your luck. Your genes are the only ones that are allowing your body to compensate. COMPENSATE Your body has been hiding the true effects. Trust me.