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Doctor insights on: Soy Milk Or Cow Milk

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Should i give my toddler soy milk instead of cow milk to reduce episodes of cough and cold?

Should i give my toddler soy milk instead of cow milk to reduce episodes of cough and cold?

You can: Soy milk is difficult to digest i would consider rice milk or almond milk if you find increased problems with the soy such as increased bloating, diarrhea or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Which soy milk is recomended for a baby who has an allergy to cow's milk?

Which soy milk is recomended for a baby who has an allergy to cow's 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

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When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

Elemental formula: Either neocate or elecare. Both of these are elemental formulas that are made up of Amino Acids without the cow's milk or soy protein. ...Read more

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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

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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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How much estrogen is there in regular cow's milk compared with the phytoestrogens in whole soy milk?

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

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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

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

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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?

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 more

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Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Not per se: Soy contains plant phytoestrogens which are weak (very weak) activators of the estrogen receptor. The word "estrogen" commonly refers to 17-beta-estradiol, the most potent of the estrogen receptor stimulators found in the natural human circulation. ...Read more

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Does soy milk affect fertility?

Does soy milk affect fertility?

No: Not if it is drunk in normal and non-excessive amounts. ...Read more

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How does soy milk help my diabetes?

How does soy milk help my diabetes?

Lactose is Sugar: Milk is one of the high sugar foods you can be consuming. Any milk that you ingest that lowers the sugar burden is better than regular milk. For my patients who insist on milk when they are diabetic i recommend non-sweetened almond milk. ...Read more

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Can soy milk be making 14 month old sick?

Can soy milk be making 14 month old sick?

Yes: Soy based milk can trigger an allergic or other reaction in an infant just like milk.In fact, 40% of infants and toddlers who are intolerant or allergic to cow milk are intolerant to soy. ...Read more

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What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

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 more

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What occurs if i put lactase pills in soy milk?

Nothing: Soy milk does not contain lactose which is what your are breaking down with the lactase pills. Don't waste your money. ...Read more