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ok so I'm trying to wean my 12 month old from formula to regular soymilk,is it normal that he's getting diarrhea?also,he only drinks milk and will not eat regular food only some table food is this bad?

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Asked by jesuslovesvito at 11:44 PM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If he's not eating regular food then I don't think soy milk is going to have enough nutrients for him.

    Answer by Blueliner at 11:46 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • Table food is fine (but i'd make it healthy); I don't know about the diarrhea; keep an eye on him make sure he is hydrated and go to doc if it cont. and ask what to do. Also, you can ask your doc about vitamins for him if you are worried about nutrients.

    Answer by heartfrommyson at 11:50 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • If he's not eating table food, he needs formula. I know that everyone says one year is the magic age, but it's really a minimum of one year. Formula isn't to be replaced by milk - it's to be replaced by a well rounded diet.

    Answer by apexmommy at 12:15 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • You have to get him eating food...just giving him milk is not going to make him healthy at all. Are you sure you should be even giving him soy milk? Have you tried regular milk? A good cause of the diarhea is probably the fact that all he's getting is milk and formula...he has nothing solid.

    Answer by OneToughMami at 12:45 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Soy milk is not the best milk to feed growing boys because of the large amount of oestrogen it contains which as you probably know is a female hormone. There is definitive proof that soy milk fed to boys over a long period of time effects their natural hormonal growth.
    Dont worry about the small amount of time you have fed your son this, but perhaps think of another alternative to soy. Also soy is a high allergen product, so your son could be having a
    mild reaction to the soy milk. Have you tried rice milk? Try and keep food simple. Cut up raw veges, pitta bread and houmous, baked beans or eggs on toast.
    If you are still concerned, or he starts to get a temp, take him to your doctor.
    Good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:39 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

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