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Best formula for my baby with bad constipation. . Already tried soy milk?

Best formula for my baby with bad constipation. . Already tried soy milk?

Not the formula: Constipation can be a temporary finding in babies. Since they eat formula, the natural assumption is that formula causes constipation. However, it's best to have the doc look at the baby and determine if the baby needs testing for other medical conditions or try ways to soften the stools without changing the formula unnecessarily. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Is it okay to switch from whole milk to soy milk?My son has been having constipation for a while now and iam very worried. Help

Is it okay to switch from whole milk to soy milk?My son has been having constipation for a while now and iam very worried. Help

Avoid soy: Soy "milk" is highly processed and is not good to consume - by anybody. You didn't mention how old your son is. If he is an infant he needs a properly balanced substitute if you can't breast feed him. If older he may not even need milk. You may want to consider goat milk if cow dairy is giving him problems. Remember that children need fat for brain development. Stay away from low fat foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the organic soy milk i'm consuming is constipating me also what are some foods you recommend eating for constipation relief?

Is it possible that the organic soy milk i'm consuming is constipating me also what are some foods you recommend eating for constipation relief?

Soy milk: Soy milk is constipating. Increase fruits and vegetables, nuts, figs, and dates. Increas high fiber cereals and decrease milk and milk products. ...Read more

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Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid. ?

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them.Prune or apple juice(regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid.Good luck. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Not specifically: but soy does have some estrogen-like properties. Hormonal imbalances do play a role in acne. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Has potential: People including children can have allergies to soy which can then block thyroid. We test and treat allergies. Wait until they are tested. ...Read more

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How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?

How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?

Ask Grandmom: What does your grandmom eat? You will most likely do well with the foods that your ancestors eat [asians may not handle dairy and wheat so well. Anglos may not handle soy so well]. Most problems: powders & pills, not food. Your goal: keep your isoflavones less than 100 millgrams a day. [see comment for more info]. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

No: There is no scientific evidence that dietary soy food (milk, tofu, ect...) is linked to the development of breast cancer in women or men. And it does not cause lumps in men's breasts. If a man has a lump in his breast, he should immediately go see his doctor for an assessment. Breast cancer does develop in men, albeit much less common than in women. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause acne?

Does soy milk cause acne?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more

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Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. Still, in order to get enough soy in your diet to cause such symptomatic changes you would have to drink solely soy milk in large amounts. Women who want to get estrogen replacement by taking soy must add powder form concentrate to get enough. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Soy and gynecomastia: Soy does have estrogen like properties but it would be unlikely that consumption in moderation would produce gynecomastia. Gynecomastia in men occurs when testosterone is out of balance with estrogen, and causes of this include drugs/medications, alcohol, endocrine disorders, tumors, obesity, et al. Stopping soy products and monitoring for breast reduction can help determine if soy is causing it ...Read more

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Can plain, unsweetened soy milk cause tooth decay for my toddler?

Can plain, unsweetened soy milk cause tooth decay for my toddler?

Tooth Decay: Too much emphasis is placed on sugar being the cause of tooth decay. All sources of carbohydrates cause tooth decay! the stickiness and concentration of sugars determines how cariogenic the food may be. The true cause of decay specially in toddlers is the lack of daily dental home care by parents. It is not like a stinky dipper screaming to be change. You as parent must make it a priority. ...Read more

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Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Two considerations: Milk Alkali Syndrome (hypercalcemia) and milk allergy. Parasthesias are uncommon but alkalosis from hyperventilation does cause parasthesias. Usually we think of milk Alkali syndrome as causing constipation, bone pain, psychiatric symptoms and kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Possibly: Soy protein is a phytoestrogen and estrogens can thicken the lining of the uterus causing spotting. Though this is more of an issue in menopausal women. At your age, infection is more likely to be the cause of spotting or undiagnosed pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can soy milk cause breakthrough bleeding while in birth control pills?

Can soy milk cause breakthrough bleeding while in birth control pills?

Yes, possible: because large quantities of soy milk can influence estrogen. Moderation is the key. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more