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Originally posted by RogerT
He tends to puke with cow milk, so he may be a little lactose intolerant, although cheese is ok, as is sour cream, so not sure, but too much milk often comes back, and the soy doesn't.
Originally posted by marg6043
when it comes to your child, organic Cow milk (unless the baby is allergic) should be the main milk at least until he is three years old.
Originally posted by scientist
really? did you have a baby cow? If not, I would suggest HUMAN milk, or human baby formula.
as for soy, every single container I have ever seen states in bold "not to be used as a replacement for formula." So take that as you will.
Originally posted by FredT
The biggest issue with soy versus milk is that soy has less protine than cows milk which a infant needs.
In a recent study looking at soy's affect on reproductive health in healthy males, men given 40 mg of soy isoflavones daily for 2 months (there are 20 mg of isoflavones in 1 cup of soy milk; 38 mg in 1/2 cup of tofu), there were no effects on serum sex hormones, testicular volume, or semen quality. This was deemed the first study to examine the effects of a phytoestrogen supplement on reproductive health in males. (Mitchell et al., Clinical Science 100(6):613-618, 2001 June)
[phytoestrogen (in soy)] can also act like antiestrogens, reducing the effects of naturally-produced estrogen. This is one reason that soy might possibly be protective against the development of some types of breast cancer which are stimulated by estrogen.