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Pediatrics. 2008 May;121(5):1062-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2008-0564.

Use of soy protein-based formulas in infant feeding.

Abstract

Soy protein-based formulas have been available for almost 100 years. Since the first use of soy formula as a milk substitute for an infant unable to tolerate a cow milk protein-based formula, the formulation has changed to the current soy protein isolate. Despite very limited indications for its use, soy protein-based formulas in the United States may account for nearly 25% of the formula market. This report reviews the limited indications and contraindications of soy formulas. It will also review the potential harmful effects of soy protein-based formulas and the phytoestrogens contained in these formulas.

PMID:
18450914
DOI:
10.1542/peds.2008-0564
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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