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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Soy Based Infant Formulas (Overview)

Soy-based infant formulas is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way.The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
18 doctors shared insights

Soy Based Infant Formulas (Overview)

Soy-based infant formulas is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way.The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Depends: Formula is not paperclips. There can be minor differences in the ingredients that babies gut may deal with differently.This can result in changes in digestive patterns, cramping,loose stools,constipation etc.while switching back and forth. That said, some kids won't notice any difference and will do well,(or poorly) on one or both. Best find one that works and stick with it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my baby soy-based formula?

Is it safe to give my baby soy-based formula?

Yes: Soy-based formula is safe and fine to use, but babies usually start on cow milk formula. The nutritional value of formulas in america are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat. There are, however, different sources for the ingredients. Some formulas use cow milk protein, while others use soy protein. The sugar in the formula may be different too. ...Read more

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Please give me your opinion on soy based baby formulas, in particular Nursoy. thank you!

Please give me your opinion on soy based baby formulas, in particular Nursoy.  thank you!

Soy formula: Let's start by saying breast is always best. But if this is absolutely not an option and formula a must, soy is perfectly adequate for nutrition. Many babies have difficulty handling cow's milk proteins or the lactose present in cow's milk. Soy is both lactose free and cow milk protein free. All formulas are supplemented equally with regard to vitamins and minerals. Brand does NOT MATTER. ...Read more

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1 month 3 weeks baby who I've been combining formula and breast fed but just recently I changed he's formula to soy based. He pooped dark green

1 month 3 weeks baby who I've been combining formula and breast fed but just recently I changed he's formula to soy based. He pooped dark green

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with ore bulk or breast feeding may have a green, yellow or brown appearance. ...Read more

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My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?

My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?

See a doctor: If your baby is really fussy after feeding, see your doctor to make sure there is not a problem- infection, not digesting feedings well, allergy to some component of the formula, or other concerns. Don't change the formula without checking with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Elemental formula: There are multiple brand of formula available that are either hydrolyzed or if the allergy is true ige mediated then there are 2 formula products available that are pure Amino Acid formulas (neocate and elecare) without any of the milk or soy protiens. ...Read more

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Does soy based formula help with eczema?

Not always: Soy based formula will only help relieve eczema symptoms if the symptoms were triggered by cow's milk (which is very rare). On the other hand soy can also trigger eczema, thus it could worsen the condition. ...Read more

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Does soy based formula cause high uric acid in gsd1a ?

Does soy based formula cause  high uric acid in gsd1a  ?

Finding out: information on this. Uncooked corn-starch (UCCS) has been the mainstay of therapy for the hepatic glycogen storage diseases. Youd want to start formula with what a pediatric endocrinologist suggests is the best. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/112568 but the reports Ive seen say you also need supplemental glucose carefully formulated into the soy milk ...Read more

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My baby is 12 month the doktor tell me take soy-based formul isomil milk is isomill use for along time bad or not?

My baby is 12 month  the doktor tell me take soy-based formul isomil milk is isomill use for along time bad or not?

IT DEPENDS ON REASON: If this was recommended due to a dairy allergy, you need not stay with a soy formula...You could use a brand like SILK. Long term use is still recommended. If it is not due to a dairy protein allergy, have it tested and then make a decision ...Read more

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What should be done if toddler is allergic to cow milk and soy based formulas?

What should be done if toddler is allergic to cow milk and soy based formulas?

Elemental formulas: For those who become intolerant to bovine and soy protein, there are elemental formulas that contain predigested proteins that work. You can find one (alumentum, alumentum ready to feed, nutramagen, elecare).All are expensive but after 4-6 weekss on one, the gut may heal enough to tolerate other foods. Work with your ped to find one that works for your kid.All are difficult. ...Read more

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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more

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What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

Positioning: What is the age of the child? If older than 3 months and if severe GERD I would consider adding rice cereal 1 tablespoon per 4 oz of the formula to thicken the feed. In a baby less than 2 months I would try positioning in a 45 degree position after feedings for an hr to see if it helps. Fomula switching will not improve GERD if that is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

See a Specialist: This is a complicated question that cannot be well answered in only 400 characters. The problems with formula may be allergy or lactose intolerance or several other things. You should have the baby tested for soy and milk allergy and you may need to try several formulas before you find one that is well tolerated. Enfamil AR thickens in the stomach so it is less likely to reflux back up the esop ...Read more

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My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

Possibly: If it happens every time, it is probably some type of reaction, mild allergy. Talk to your pediatrician.... ...Read more

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I heard soy-based protein is bad for males. Is this true?

I heard soy-based protein is bad for males.  Is this true?

Processed soy: There is good evidence that fermented organic soy is part of a healthy lifestyle for men & women -think miso, tempah, etc... However, the highly processed soy found in textured vegetable protein and soy milk is not healthy. Most commercial non-organic soy is processed using highly toxic hexane. I recmmend avoiding all non-organic processed soy. ...Read more

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Does soy based food have to be completly avoided if i'm taking levothyroxine?

Does soy based food have to be completly avoided if i'm taking levothyroxine?

Soy and thyroid: If you have thyroid tissue, and require levothyroxine because your existing thyroid is underactive, then soy intake as a regular food can make your thyroid tissue less active; it inhibits iodine metabolism; if you had your thyroid removed surgically, then soy will not interfere with levothyroxine. ...Read more

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I have IgA nephropathy, can I consume soy based proteins?

I have IgA nephropathy, can I consume soy based proteins?

Yes: Iga nephropathy is a immune mediated glimerulopathy. Fish oil is recommneded. Depending on kidney function you might need meds such as acei. You can take soy protein. ...Read more

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