Soy can be a hard food to digest, unless it is tempeh or miso. Why not milk? Or rice milk or nut milk? Juice? My DD also likes water with lemon in it. It's a twist on the same old. Also, if you are experiencing winter like we are, we give DD soups, teas (herbal), etc.
We gave up soy years ago because of the dangers of soy. I think if you do a search on it you'll find more. Also go to http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/Marketplace.htm
if you want to read more.
I pulled some quotes from the Susun Weed article. Some points she makes:
The phytates and other anti-nutrients in soybeans are only partially deactivated during ordinary cooking and can produce gas, reduce protein digestion, and create chronic deficiencies in children. . . .
Another way to moderate the harmful effects of tofu and other unfermented soybean products is to eat tofu with meat or fish, as is traditionally done in the Orient.
The soy industry recognized that, according to a spokesman: "The quickest way to gain product acceptability in a less affluent market is to have the product consumed on its own merit by those who are more affluent." Thus these soy byproducts have been cleverly marketed to resemble traditional foods: soy milk malteds, soy baby formula, soy yogurt, soy ice cream, soy cheese, soy hot dogs, and so on. Let's face it: these are fake products, not health foods.
1) I am well aware that one man's food is another man's poison.
2) I am not knocking natural, fermented soybean products, such as miso and tempeh, small amounts of tofu in seaweed soups, etc.
3) As for formula, not every mom can or wants to breastfeed - but why soy formula? Why not cow milk formula or better yet, goat's milk?
I totally agree about raw milk, but I have had to settle for organic milk.
Edited to add this terrific link: http://www.westonaprice.org/soy/index.html