May 5 2008

Soy infant formulas: OK but nothing special?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has just issued an updated assessment of the benefits and risks of soy infant formulas. Its conclusion: soy formulas are fine for full-term infants and hardly ever cause problems but they also are hardly ever needed as a replacement for cow’s milk formulas. Never mind which is better. Breast feeding is still best of all.

  • Kati

    I didn’t read the entire report but it didn’t look to include long term epidemiology of infants fed soy formula vs others. Only touched on short term differences. I’d be interested in the long term health of infants fed soy formula.