Researchers: “Soy Formula Not Safe For Babies”
On March 19, 2014, Newsmax Health ran an article that should be read by all mothers with infants, who are considering putting their children on a formula in place of mother’s breast milk.
Here is an excerpt from that article…
Soy based formula should not be given to infants. It is not a healthy substitute for breast milk. . . . soy is associated with thyroid abnormalities and hormonal problems, as well as multiple vitamin and mineral imbalances.
Soy formula contains many harmful substances not found in mother’s milk, including phytates, phytoestrogens, protease inhibitors, allergenic proteins, and aluminum.
Researchers reported that infants fed soy formula ingested a whopping 28 to 47 mg of isoflavones (phytoestrogens) – the estrogen-like compound found in soy.
The researchers wrote, “The daily exposure of infants to isoflavones in soy infant formulas is 5 to 11 [times] higher on a body-weight basis than the same dose in adults.”
It has been estimated that infants fed exclusively soy formula received the estrogen equivalent of five birth control pills per day. . . .
Citing this unnatural concentration of isoflavones, Dr. Blaylock tells us that female toddlers who were fed fed soy formula as infants can (and have) developed pubescent breast buds as young as 2 years of age.
This is important because many dairy allergic children are given soy. If you have an infant who cannot tolerate dairy and you are not nursing (the best option) you must work with a qualified nutritional expert. No soy or grain beverage from the health food store supplies enough nutrition when that is the only food source..
That said if you are nursing and after the child (toddler) is consuming solid foods the rice, or nut milks on the market are a great option to dairy and soy. There are so may great options out there now. But do NOT rely on beverages as your nutrition for children . They need concentrated nutrient dense carbohydrates, and protein, with lots of veggies to get their vitamins and minerals. If you are eating nutrient dense foods it will be easy to get your young child to eat nutrient dense foods as well.
Your family is what you eat because they will follow you. Chose wisely today for the future generations.