[QUOTE=cjr]My sister has given her son soy formula for his first year. She didn't even attempt to bf. Her son spit up on milk based formula and she immediatley switched to soy. The problem did not correct itself with soy, but rather time. Her son looks so unhealthy. I don't know if it's the soy or the cheesies
, but his eyes are sunken in and he is pasty white. He is very very underweight and has a rash all over his face. She is not health concious. She goes with whatever is mainstream. We are VERY different.[QUOTE=cjr]
Not to question what anyone else does, all babies are different, but my son thrived on soy formula. For the record I am not happy that he had to have it, but he gained weight quickly and at one year old was 25 lbs. He is tall for his age...at 22 mos. he is 36 inches high and weighs 33 lbs. He has never had that many colds. Never had an ear infection. Never had baby acne or weird rashes, other than chapped skin in the winter. No digestive problems. Happy, healthy, active, smart as a whip. Glowing, rosy cheeks, great color, sparkly eyes, shiny hair, a bundle of energy. And yes, this was while he was on the soy, too. Now he is 22 mos. so he has been off it for nearly a year. NO change in his health one way or the other.
I do think we have to make choices for ourselves and our children based on our own research, doctor's advice, and of course listen to how our bodies respond. I don't think that soy in and of itself is evil. I think we need to be sure to have a balanced diet, and I agree that eating a lot of processed anything isn't good.
I hope that your nephew's nutritional status improves. Maybe he is allergic to soy, too? Poor little thing. There are other formulas that she could try that are for allergic children. I certainly wouldn't have kept my son on soy if he hadn't been healthy and thriving!