My doc just switched us to soy. I am breastfeeding but my son is 10 months old so would like to start giving him formula every once in awhile with his cereal and stuff like that. I have been using regular formula but, doc thought soy would be better because he is allergic to eggs.
Why not just keep breastfeeding?
" The most serious problem with soy formula is the presence of phytoestrogens or isoflavones. While many claims have been made about the health benefits of these estrogen-like compounds, animal studies indicate that they are powerful endocrine disrupters that alter growth patterns and cause sterility. Toxicologists estimate that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day...
Scientists have known for years that isoflavones in soy products can depress thyroid function, causing autoimmune thyroid disease and even cancer of the thyroid."
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