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Soy Milk Or Cow Milk
Soy Not Good Either: Food protein-induced proctitis caused by proteins from cow's milk, which are ingested through breast milk or standard cow's milk based formulas. Soy milk can cause similar symptoms. Treatment consists of complete elimination of cow's milk and soy from the diet. Breastfeeding is always best. Strict avoidance is key. Good news is that sensitivity resolves by one year of age in almost all infants. ...Read more
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
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
How much estrogen is there in regular cow's milk compared with the phytoestrogens in whole soy milk?
Good Question: It depends on type of both " milks". Look at what you have and go to google for an answer. ...Read more
Green stool (thick pudding w black specs) in 18 mos toddler days after switching from cow's milk to soy milk?
Hi,is it possible to have milk allergy and lactose intolerance at the same time?Because if I will drink cow and soy milk,the symptoms will be the same
Confusing question: Studies show that around 40% of those with bovine milk allergy will have a soy allergy. Lactose is the sugar in bovine milk and about 1/4 adults are lactose intolerant. Some confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergy,they are not the same.This can show up in childhood or emerge later. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding. Can i take herbellife soy protienn mix and any supplement? My baby get cow milk allergy from my milk.
Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?
Continue avoid milk: It takes time, so a continued milk an dairy elimination diet is in order. It would be important to read labels to make sure there is no "hidden" dairy in other foods. Also, there may be another food allergy besides milk. An allergist can assist in the search for the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why drink soy?: Unless you are on certain medications (e.g. Doxycycline, thyroid supplements, etc) you probably don't need to time the soy milk intake. I would argue that you shouldn't be drinking soy milk everyday especially if you have history of thyroid disease. Soy(like other goitrogens) competes with thyroid hormone receptors in the body and may lead to low thyroid function. Why not try almond milk? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almond Milk: Yes it is better. Soy has ingredients you may not desire. ...Read more
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