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Soy Formula Medication
We don't fully know the potential hazards of soy formula; more research is needed. What is known is ALL formulas are inferior to breast milk; breast feeding is ALWAYS the healthiest choice. If not possible then I advise organic milk formula- see http://tinyurl. Com/lt2yv84
I only advise soy formula if it is clear a baby does not tolerate milk formula. See http://tinyurl. Com/oubo3uf for more info. ...Read more
Ready to use formula that was opened last monday (soy) and it wasn't thrown away and the sitter gave him less then an ounce is he going to get sick?
Don't use: Rtf formula is only good for 48 hours after opening. Sounds like the sitter made an honest mistake. He had a small amount and one time only, so you may dodge any problems. It could happen for him to develop gastrointestinal symptoms. If so, let your pediatrician know what happened so they can do appropriate stool tests. ...Read more
Good question.: There are milk-based, soy-base, hydrolyzed and free amino acid type formulas. Breast milk watching your own diet is absolutely the best and safest for your baby. It is best for you to ask your pediatrician or hematology specialist which formulas are best, if breast feeding isn't possible. I would try a milk-based formula of a well-known name brand and check ingredients for soy lecithin, soya, soy. ...Read more
Why is baby on soy?: Soy based formula is often used by physicians in babies with suspected cow milk intolerance or lactose intolerance since it removes exposure to both. Occasionally it is used for true cow milk allergy, but that is rare. (bloody stools, major rxn) if your kid is just lactose intolerant (1/4 seem to be) there are lactose free caw milk based formulas you can try. Be cautious with any change. ...Read more
Consult pediatrician: Is it true vomiting rather than spotting or mild regurgitation? Concerns are 1) is baby on wrong formula, 2) has baby significant reflux or regurgitation from stomach (gerd) or 3) pyloric stenosis (vomiting tends to be projectile)? Good luck, hope it does not turn out to b serious. ...Read more
Thyroid: It binds to soy in GI system and inhibits absorption. Better taken at least 1-2 hours before or over 2 hours after. ...Read more
My son is 5 months old. He is beast fed but we have started supplementing with soy formula. He hadn't pooped in 2 days. Should I be worried?
No poops 2 days: Not at all, keep looking for the poop in his pamper, it will come, it is not unusual. ...Read more
4 month old has reflux. I've switch his bottles, leave him sitting up, we add rice to formula, we use a soy formula, is there anything else I can do?
Occasional spitting up of formula in young infant is very common and generally regarded normal. When spitting-ups are frequent and cause poor weight gain or respiratory symptoms, the term gastroesophageal reflux disease, gerd, is used. Changing formula is not helpful.
Thickening of formula by adding cereal and providing acid reducer to infant are often needed for gerd. ...Read more
My 3month old baby is on soy base formula now, will it effect her when she gets older and have to drink regular milk? Will she have problems digisting
Usually not: It is very common for an infant to be sensitive to lactose or milk protein in infancy. Very, very few, however, continue to have this problem past 6 months. As their digestive system matures, the vast majority of infants who were sensitive as newborns and young infants tolerate dairy products and do just fine with regular milk by their first birthday. ...Read more
No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...Read more
Formula: There are basically 2 types of infant formula. Cow's milk based and soy based. There are several speciality formulas, which have been changed, to make them easier to digest and hypoallergenic, but they are still cow/soy based. G6PD has many thing that can't be eaten, but water isn't one of them. This is a good resource. Http://www. G6pd. Org ...Read more
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
Information on this.
Uncooked corn-starch (UCCS) has been the mainstay of therapy for the hepatic glycogen storage diseases. You'd want to start formula with what a pediatric endocrinologist suggests is the best.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/112568
but the reports I've seen say you also need supplemental glucose carefully formulated into the soy milk ...Read more
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
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
What should I feed a toddler with milk allergies that is very picky and just wants his bottle of soy formula?
Finger foods: Offer small servings of finger foods- crackers, pieces of fruit or veggies, pieces of meat, rice/noodles/potatoes- that your child can pick up and feed himself. Stop the bottle- if your child is over 1 year old, it can damage the teeth. Give milk in a cup at meal times and water at other times. Many kids are picky at this age- don't make it a battle- just offer healthy choices. ...Read more
Soy formula fed baby sleeps, feeds, and urinates very well. However, she has been constipated and in pain when straining. What remedies can I try?
Our 1 month old on soy formula is constipated once a week. How often can she be given a suppository? Any suggestions on helping with constipation?
Can switching soy base formula to regular milk base, harm by 3month old baby? If babies stay on soy base, will that effect her when she gets older?
Varies: There are babies that are intolerant to milk based formulas, either to the protein or the lactose sugar. These kids will be chronically fussy, have acidic stools or otherwise a mess. If your kid can eat, digest and act comfortable on a milk based formula it is ok to switch. You might want to review the idea with the doc, some use soy for kids with galactosemia and a change to could be harmful. ...Read more