soy formula bad for babies??

my baby has been on soy formula since 1 month old! she is almost 9 months old now! i hear its bad for them but she couldnt do the regular formula! is this true about it being bad for them.
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By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 10, 2011
very true, it is nothing but estrogen, hence why so many kids are developing so quickly, hitting puberty at 7yrs old.... can you make your own formula? if i couldnt nurse, i would make my own.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 10, 2011
http://reliableanswers.com/med/soy.asp information from site 'A 1994 study done in New Zealand revealed that, depending on age, potency of the product, and feeding methods, infants on soy formula might be consuming the equivalent of up to 10 contraceptive pills a day. By exposing your baby to such large amounts of hormonal-like substance, you are risking permanent endocrine system damage (pituitary gland, pineal gland, hypothalamus, thyroid, thymus gland, pancreas, ovary, testis, adrenal glands). Phytoestrogens (substance in soy) are now strongly implicated, through research, in thyroid disorders, behavioral and developmental disorders and cancer. Thyroid problems are now in epidemic proportions. Theodore Kay of the Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine noted in 1988 that ''thyroid enlargement in rats and humans, especially children and women, fed with soybeans has been known for half a century.'' Recent research leaves little doubt that dietary isoflavones in soy have a profound effect on thyroid function in humans.' http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=32326 information from site: 'For babies, the effect of soy is especially damaging --it has been linked to pediatric and autoimmune thyroid problems, aluminum toxicity, and early puberty. As I said earlier, as a trypsin inhibitor, it affects protein digestion and pancreatic function. Soy increases the requirements for vitamin D, reduces the bioavailability of zinc, iron and the other minerals as mentioned earlier, and lacks cholesterol, which is vital for brain development (breast milk has six times the daily amount of adult requirements). And yet, soy is used in a huge percentage of baby formula --why? Well, where are you going to put a ''health'' food that is our second largest crop?'
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 21, 2011
Posted: on Jun 10, 2011
omg thats so scary! i just read that to my fiance and he flipped saying we are taking her soy milk asap..the onlything is is that i get it on wic and have 3 more checks worth of soy formula..wonder how i can switch them over..and idk how to make my own?? how do you do that??
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 10, 2011
go to www.realmilk.com/formularecipes.html this is the closest to breastmilk you can get, i would say it is the same as breastmilk, and formula from the store is nothing like breastmilk. formula from the store is dead, this is live, like breastmilk....
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 10, 2011
as far as changing it, they should let you. also if you want free breastmilk in the meantime, contact your local 'human milk 4 human babies', you can find them on facebook. they have listings of mothers with excess breastmilk, that they feed their own babies, that would be willing to give milk to help until you either decide to stay with that free breastmilk, find another place for breastmilk, or are able to make your own formula.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 21, 2011
Posted: on Jun 13, 2011
thank you. ill definatly look into it!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 14, 2011
anytime. for our next one, if we need more milk (in case we use daycare) i will be bringing our raw milk formula. they like to throw away milk faster than it goes bad, and i dont want them throwing away my hard to work for breastmilk... lol :o)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 29, 2010
Posted: on Jun 14, 2011
Cow's milk is not for babies younger than age 1.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 31, 2011
Posted: on Jun 14, 2011
my son was on Prosobee til he was 15 mo....??? I guess i will just have to keep an eye on him..
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 14, 2011
pasturized cow milk is bad before age one, but raw milk is completely different... and if you want to get technical, store formula is made with pasturized cow milk.... so in that case, you shouldnt use formula either.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 30, 2011
Posted: on Jun 15, 2011
I agree with pp think about it the word.formula. It's a bnch a chemicals. Read the lable it is crazy,scary and disgusting.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 17, 2011
Posted: on Jun 16, 2011
My SIL did goats milk.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 08, 2011
Posted: on Jun 19, 2011
@sweetheart 0131, don't take anyone's opinions as gospel. Talk to ur baby's doctor, do ur own research, make ur own decisions. Don't rely 100% on the internet because anyone can post whatever they want without credentials or scientific basis.

the milk enzymes in infant formula has been broken down so that babies could digest it. Cows milk, raw or not, had enzymes that can cause serious problems for babies under a year old.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 07, 2011
Posted: on Jun 19, 2011
My son drank it til he was on regular milk and he is fine
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 04, 2011
Posted: on Jun 19, 2011
we had to do soy w/ my dd. its all she could handle & shes perfectly fine. :)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 20, 2011
ceela, formula is made from pasturized homogenized milk, which is a base that has no nutrition left... and while i would NEVER drink raw milk if it was meant to be pasturized, i will drink good raw milk from a trusted location. i will also never drink store milk again, it has some nasty stuff in it.... :o(
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 20, 2011
thats good bella, i avoid soy since it is all hormones, figure our kids dont need anymore hormones than they already get. i fear my child will develop late since i dont give her hormones.... all these kids are 9yrs and getting their period..... :o( that wont be my child, but what will all the other kids do?? :o(
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 04, 2011
Posted: on Jun 20, 2011
i know my mom had to do soy formula w/ me also. i had trouble keeping anything else down also. but i didnt start my period till i was 12, technically 11, 7 days b4 my bday. but that was me. :
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 21, 2011
i dont like what all is in formula, so i was glad to learn of a good healthy (almost like mamas milk) formula i could make. if we cant nurse, i will do that, and if i have to have milk on hand for some reason i will make that also. it is really good for them, and has all the good things breastmilk has, as it is live like our milk. :o)

and i agree, but we have so many more hormones in our food now. soy milk just increases them exponentially. i think they said a child can get the equivilant estrogen that is in 5 birth control pills each day. that just sounds like way too much.... for either boys or girls....
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 28, 2011
Posted: on Jun 21, 2011
Wow scary stuff.. Is this just in soy formula or normal soy milk too?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 08, 2011
Posted: on Jun 21, 2011
No need to scare yourself. Asian countries having been drinking soy milk and eating soy products for hundreds of years with no side effect of which u are talking about. Most are lactose intolerant so rely on soy milk. I would get organic soy to avoid genetically modified. And as with all things in life, moderation is key.

Not everyone has access to a live cow that they can milk everyday so we do what we can for ourselves n our family.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 21, 2011
also know asian countries have fermented soy, which makes it safer. we dont do that... hence the trouble with our soy products....
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 22, 2011
Posted: on Jun 22, 2011
soy is fine. my son was on soy until i put him on cows milk. stupid doc at the hospital had him go on reg formula after he was born for jaundice and my son never went back to breast. I had to switch him to to soy after a month because he couldnt go to the bathroom. I talked to specialist about it. soy is a healthy food/drink used for centurys. if your girl is healthy and the doc is fine with it then use it.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2011
Posted: on Jun 22, 2011
jj,this is all soy products, unless it is fermented soy (soy sauce).

there is a lot of misinformation on soy. soy has estrogens in it, unless it is fermented as the asians have for many years... our regular soy products are nothing but estrogen, definitely not a health food... if you are post-menopausal, it would be great and natural. if you are a growing girl or boy, definitely not good.....

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