James is completely breastfed. James was 9lbs 14oz at birth…and demanded constant feeding that I couldn’t keep up with in the beginning. I was supplementing his feedings with formula. At a few weeks old the gas began, which is common I suppose…but it got me looking harder at formula ingredients. When I considered switching to a ‘gentle’, easily-digestible version…I was shocked to see that the main ingredient was corn syrup! wtf? I stuck with the normal variety he was already getting, and we struggled through the gas together. I was able to catch up with milk-production, and no longer use formula, but a lot mom’s do…and I feel obligated to ‘enlighten’ a bit. I assume most mom’s that use formula are short on time…that it’s the (only) convenient alternative. That said, I’m sure there’s less time to research, or even take into consideration what might be lurking in the brands that mothers have come to know and trust. Companies that have been around forever, for one reason only…to put their best foot forward in helping moms and infants get the best nutrition possible. Really?
This might all be redundant, but I feel it’s necessary to continue blogging about it. Processed, Industry-standard, Infant Formula is NOT SAFE!
Soy Dangers Summarized:
- High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems in children.
- Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.
- Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women.
- Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.
- Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body’s requirement for B12.
- Soy foods increase the body’s requirement for vitamin D.
- Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein.
- Processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
- Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
- Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys.
Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Soy
- Studies Showing the Toxicity of Soy in the US Food & Drug Administration’s Poisonous Plant Database (7.5M PDF)
- Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Dietary Soy, 1971-2003
- Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Isoflavones, 1953-2003
Who has the time to prepare homemade baby formula, homemade pet food, home cooked meals? I know…I know. On top of that, trying to find local sources of RAW MILK. It can be an intense quest. Still, is there anything more important? NO. The effort has to be made. The time has to be found. Closing our eyes, is closing our hearts…and raising our kids on the absolute junk that’s offered is crime. It’s hard to not look at what’s available and believe that there isn’t some conspiracy to raise an entire numbed down, immune deficient, complacent generation of North Americans. Next I’ll have to post about Fluoride!
- Raw Milk Baby Formula
- Variation: Goat Milk Formula
- Liver-Based Formula
- Fortified Commercial Formula
- Egg Yolk for Baby
- Homemade Whey
- Breast Milk and Homemade Formula Nutrient Comparison Chart
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