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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