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    Default Silk soy..

    Anyone use Silk Soy or any kind of soy milk as an extra form of nutrition for your LO's? It is fortified with calcium & Vit D & that is what I personally drink, but I was wondering if it was a good idea to introduce little one to it now that she is 1?!

    We are planning to BF for as long as it is mutually desired, so I am not looking for the ok to substitute. I am just looking for Vit D additions to her diet..

    What do you all think?! What do you all do for Vit D?!


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    Default Re: Silk soy..

    DS is allergic to cows milk - so he drinks fortified soy milk and eats soy yogurt on a regular basis. We also give him orange juice (diluted 50% with water) that is fortified with calcium & vit D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    DS is allergic to cows milk - so he drinks fortified soy milk and eats soy yogurt on a regular basis. We also give him orange juice (diluted 50% with water) that is fortified with calcium & vit D.

    Thank you for sharing

    I really do not want to go down the supplement road. I would much rather acheive the same thing with nutrition!


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    Personally, I worry about too much soy product especially for kids because it has estrogen-like components which can have all sorts of effects. It can be helpful for older women who actually need some hormone balance assistance, but I would be careful on using a lot of soy products for nutrition when there are lots of other options out there & if you do consume them, i would do so in small amounts- just my opinion. Here's an interesting article:

    http://pregnancychildbirth.suite101...._away_from_soy
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jadesmama View Post
    Personally, I worry about too much soy product especially for kids because it has estrogen-like components which can have all sorts of effects. It can be helpful for older women who actually need some hormone balance assistance, but I would be careful on using a lot of soy products for nutrition when there are lots of other options out there & if you do consume them, i would do so in small amounts- just my opinion. Here's an interesting article:

    http://pregnancychildbirth.suite101...._away_from_soy
    Very interesting indeed.. A very recent article too I do not know what to think now


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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*fair.beauty29 View Post
    Very interesting indeed.. A very recent article too I do not know what to think now
    Cows milk causes constipation in my lo so I was trying to get her to drink soy milk for the calcium and vit d but recently I heard of the dangers in soy and now I am not so sure either..
    I give my lo a vit d suppliment in the winter.

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    goats milk is more easily digested by humans (no help if you're lactose intolerant though)
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