My daughter is 13 weeks and I am thinking of switching her formula from Similac Advance to Similac Soy. Has anyone had any bad experiences with Soy formula?

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Allie - posted on 05/06/2009

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Just so you know, when you change a baby's formula, they will be constipated for a couple days, whether it is soy or not. They have to grow accustomed to it. Just make sure you don't do it all of the time, because you want a happy baby. If it helps, ask your doctor, and go online to check it out. Don't believe everything you hear. I was also told to breast feed, and I couldn't produce milk... Does that make my child stupid or make me a bad mother? Absolutely not!

Lacey - posted on 05/06/2009

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I had to switch my daughter to soy because everything else we tried from normal to sensitive didn't work she was spitting up almost everything she ate and had bad colic and the screaming was horrible if you switch them right over to soy yes you have a higher chance of constipation but if you slowly switch it using both formulas with a lil bit or soy in their bottle to eventually its only soy you shouldn't have that much of an issue. and if your worried about the hormones everyone keeps saying is in it (which i never heard of until just now) than they have an organic soy based as well.

Melanie - posted on 05/06/2009

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I breast feed and bottle feed. We use soy formula for our son. He does not tolerate milk based soy at all...We have not had any problems with constipation at all..Im not sure if it is because i also breastfeed. But we like it and Brandon does too!

Hayleigh - posted on 05/06/2009

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hiya! i had my baby on soya and was told off by the gp! they gave her lactose free milk, studies has been done and the hormone in soya is not good as it interferes with the balance of hormones and causes babd menstrual cycles in later life!

Nichelle - posted on 05/06/2009

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My three children (6yrs, 2yrs and 5 mo) have had majority breast milk. However, when I do not feel like pumping, they received the Similac Soy formula for fussy tummies. I have had no problems at all. I tried Enfamil and other cow's milk based formula and my children were constipated or had really painful gas.

Tee - posted on 05/04/2009

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I changed my son to soy because he wasn't keeping the milk down at all. Once I changed him to soy he was so constipated that he would scream during a bowel movement. I even had to push his legs back and help him go. I immediately changed to Similac sensitive which is lactose free. He is doing better with this. He throws up but it is not as bad as before.



Also a cousin of mine said that I should have never started him with soy to begin with because of the high estrogen levels in it. She said that it wasn't good for boys to take in soy. It is just her opinion I haven't done any research to prove that theory.

Lindsey - posted on 05/02/2009

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if there is no medical reason to change to soy there isn't really a reason to do it

Vanessa - posted on 04/30/2009

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The soy smells nasty and is even worse when they spit up on you, other than that it is fine.

Heather - posted on 04/05/2009

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it made my little so constipated we had to go to the doctor and because he is allergic to milk based formulas we had to go to hypoallergenic formula....he is now on Similac Alimentum

Karena - posted on 03/31/2009

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My LO was allergic to Similac Advanced and had serious tummy aches.  We changed to Isomil and have had no problems since changing.  Each baby is different, though.  Be sure to ask peds recs before changing!

Iða - posted on 03/30/2009

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Please google soy products .... You can get useful info regarding soy products just by google.com

I´m from Iceland and doctors here don´t recommend soy products for children, and ABSOLUTELY NOT for the first year. I´m not going to state facts here, but I am a believer of taking the time & do the research.

Cassandra - posted on 03/30/2009

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I had to switch to soy because my little one is allergic to any milk products, it worked wonders instantly for me. I do find the powder formula doesn't fully dissolve so that is a bit annoying but other than that it's good in my eyes and way cheaper than the advanced stuf...24 dollars compares to 40 dollars canadian

Shynowa - posted on 03/30/2009

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Im not 100% sure on the soy i to have heard it can make the baby constipated ... I myself am using the lactose free similac which seems to be working really well but we have lactose problems in our family so .. Before i swithched over though and i when i was breast feeding i went out of town for the day and forgot everything trhat i had pumped at home so i called the doctors and they told me if i use formula dont use powdered  and try to stay away from cows goat and soy milk for at least the first year ..



so really i am not sure my son is only 15 weeks now and has adpated well to the formula but to be on the safe side hun ask your family doctor as they know your history and what will or will not be safe for ur babe good luck ~



 

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