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should i change DD to soy milk or this is normal?

when she passes gas they smell acidic and very strong as if she ate table foods, she is now on the similac advance but i was wondering if this is normal, as she is 4 months i could give her a little apple juice if she gets constipated on the soy formula,should i change her milk for this reason?

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Asked by maryfer at 11:21 PM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Soy is a common allergen food. I don't know what lobbyist paid for all this pro-soy nonsense we've been experiencing in the last 5-7 years. A rice based formula is safer. A pediatric allergy specialist can tell you best.

    Answer by ecodani at 11:30 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Soy milk actually helps with constipation. A lot of babies change to soy just for that reason. As far as the smell of the poop, a baby's poop on formula smells completely different and has a oder, where a BF baby's poop smells sweet. Has the poop always smelled this way, or is this a new thing? If it is new, i would talk it over with you PED and even bring them a sample if you are that concerned, it could be just a digestive issue that could be solved as easily as switching to soy formula. But it wouldn't hurt to try the soy formula for a day and see if it has any effect on the oder. But good luck mama!

    Answer by ashjacks4 at 11:35 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • do NOT change anything until you speak with the doctor...messing with their diets, especially that young, can REALLY mess up their digestive system..Soy is not the best thing to be giving unless she has an absolute allergy or intolerance to the milk products....and if she's constipated be very careful with the amount of juice you give. It could dehydrate her....She should be fine with just the formula. They can go for days without pooping and not be constipated.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 12:22 AM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Talk to the doctor about it first, but I seriously doubt he's going to tell you to put her on ANY or otherwise. She still needs formula.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Sep. 22, 2009

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