Use of soy formula link to PA

Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2002 - 4:03am
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This was on our local news today:
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Soy Allergies
12/19/2002 8:28:50 AM

WHAT SHOULD YOU FEED YOUR INFANT?
MORE AND MORE PARENTS ARE CHOOSING SOY FORMULA.
BUT NEW RESEARCH INDICATES SOY FORMULA COULD ACTUALLY BE HARMFUL IN SOME
CASES.
AS KIMBERLY KANE REPORTS IN TODAYS HEALTH WATCH...A STUDY SHOWS SOY MAY CAUSE A LIFE THREATENING
ALLERGY
IN SOME KIDS.
(-- PKG --)

(NATURAL SOUND)
"How about something to eat, little man."

ONE LOOK AT 2 1/2 YEAR OLD DANIEL MARLOW AND YOU CAN TELL HE'S A GOOD EATER.

BUT DANIEL'S CHOICES HAVE BEEN LIMITED FROM THE DAY HE WAS BORN.

(SOUND SUE MARLOW, DANIEL'S MOM :11-:16)
"They put him on soy formula basically because he wasn't tolerating the
regular
formula."

IT WAS A CHOICE HIS MOM SUE DIDN'T QUESTION. BUT NOW SHE WISHES SHE HAD.

DANIEL DEVELOPED AN ALLERGY TO SOY AND THEN ONE TO PEANUTS.

AND DANIEL'S FAR FROM ALONE.

THE RATE OF PEANUT ALLERGIES AMONG CHILDREN HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED IN THE
PAST
20 YEARS.

AND THIS IS NO SIMPLE PROBLEM.

PEANUT ALLERGIES CAN KILL.

THIS UNUSUAL TREND CAUGHT MILWAUKEE ALLERGIST PAUL KUWYAMA'S ATTENTION.
SO HE BEGAN TESTING SOME OF HIS PATIENTS.

OF THE 82 PATIENTS IN HIS STUDY 51 OF THEM OR 62% HAD BEEN ON SOY FORMULAS
AS
BABIES.

KUWYAMA'S CONCLUSION?

(SOUND DR. PAUL KUWYAMA, ALLERGIST :55-1:04)
"Because of the continued exposure the body senses this is something foreign
to
me. And they alarmed and develop the antibody."

KUWYAMA BELIEVES THE SOY EXPOSURE TRIGGERED THE ANTIBODY OR ALLERGIC
REACTION
TO PEANUTS IN SOME CHILDREN.

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH HIS FINDINGS THEY
PUBLISHED HIS ARTICLE IN THEIR NOVEMBER ISSUE WITH ANOTHER PHYSICIAN WRITING

...

"IT IS CERTAINLY POSSIBLE THAT THE INCREASING USE OF SOY PROTEIN MIGHT BE
PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INCREASE IN THE PREVALENCE OF PEANUT ALLERGY."

KUWAYMA ADMITS THIS IS A VERY EARLY STUDY AND DOES NOT INDICATE SOY FORMULA
IS
UNSAFE.

HE JUST WANTS PARENTS TO ASK THE QUESTION - DO THEIR BABIES NEED THIS FORM
OF
NUTRITION?

SUE MARLOW SAYS IF SHE HAD THIS INFORMATION 2 AND A HALF YEARS AGO SHE WOULD

HAVE SAID NO.

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My PA son was on formula for a VERY short time after he turned one - had difficulty with cow's milk. I'll have to do some hunting to find out what kind it was - he's 6 now, and my memory isn't THAT good anymore! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

I doubt that was the reason for my son's PA. I ate PB every day while pregnant with him - OB's suggestion. I truly think that's what did it - my DH and I are allergic individuals, he with environmentals, and me with medicines.

My youngest was on formula from about 3-4 months until 1 year. Can't recall which one right at this moment either. He hasn't been successfully PA tested yet - meaning he has been tested (neg.) but not exposed (by eating).

What do you think of this report?

Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2002 - 5:32am
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My son was on soy formula for a few months after I finished breastfeeding him, because he didn't seem to do well with milk. He does not, however, have a soy allergy. But they are both legumes. Who knows?
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Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2002 - 10:20am
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I've wondered about this for a while now. I had a difficult time with nursing, and Ian weaned at 2 months. We had him on regular cow's-milk based formula, but our ped thought we should try soy formula to clear up his eczema. BTW, I was eating more peanut products during pregnancy and nursing than I normally would. Anyway, he was terribly gassy and irritable from the beginning on the soy formula, and started projectile vomiting after only 5 days. I immediately switched him back to the original formula, assuming that he was demonstrating an allergy to soy. When he started on solids, I made sure to avoid overt soy, just in case. I still didn't know that both soy and peanuts were legumes, or that the allergies frequently occur together in individuals. He reacted to his first known exposure to peanut at 14 months. I do wonder if his reaction to soy was a red flag that should have alerted us to the possibility of more food allergies, especially peanut, but we just didn't know anything at the time.
I'm now pregnant again, and avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish until I wean this little one. If she weans before one year, I'll start her on regular formula, and go to a hypoallergenic formula if that doesn't agree rather than try soy formula again. I do think it's a mistake to switch so many babies to soy formula at the least indication that they don't tolerate milk, especially given that soy is such an allergenic food. It just doesn't make sense. Would peds recommend switching to a peanut-based formula if milk-based formula didn't work? Of course not! Soy doesn't become non-allergenic just because it's in the form of formula instead of tofu.
My two cents,
Nancy

Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2002 - 11:16am
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My PA daughter also had a bout of soy formula as she also had a hard go of it with regular formula. She had exzema severly as a young infant, she lookedas if she had been burnt head to toe in a fire her skin even oozed. Once I took her off ALL formulsa her skin cleared up and had no problems after that.
She is not allergic to Soy but is PA/TNA
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Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2002 - 11:38am
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Lam, this is interesting. I was just speaking about this very thing with another PA.com member on Monday night on the phone.
Can't be the *cause* here because both of my children used Carnation Good Start. Jesse started formula at 5 months. Ember started formula at 3 weeks. They both stayed on it until they were 1 year old. I didn't go to the other part of the Good Start program that you can when they're 6 months old. Regular Carnation Good Start 'til they were both a year old.
And you already know my feelings about pb consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Can't be the *cause* here either with Jesse because I didn't eat pb for sure and my intake of peanut products would have been limited.
This is an excellent question though and it will be interesting to see what response you get.
It's kinda sad actually because a lot of people do switch to soy because their babies are having difficulty with the milk formulas.
They think they're doing the best thing, the right thing, etc., which they are as far as relieving their baby's uncomfortableness and actually providing nourishment to their child. But now, to have it linked with PA, well, I'd feel kinda crappy. But no, can't say that I do because we didn't use soy formula.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 3:26am
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reraising
(Edit--someone had a question about this in "Living with PA", that's why I reraised it.)
[This message has been edited by deegann (edited October 05, 2004).]

Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 10:22am
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My PA son was on soy formula to supplement nursing due to the fact he wasnt gaining weight and could not tolerate milk based formula.
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Lalow
James 2yrs NKA
Ben 17 months PA,MA,possible EA, and SA

Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 10:47am
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PA dd never had any formula, but I ate peanut products right up until I found out she was allergic, at 18 months. She continued to nurse to 21 months, but I eliminated peanut products. I also ate alot of soy products(Boca Burgers, tofu, Kashi cereal). becca

Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 11:00am
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My PA daughter was on soy formula from 9 mos to 1 yr old.
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Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 11:14am
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I don`t see where the conclusion is necessarily that drinking soy formula causes pa. How about the fact that babies who need soy formula are usually allergic to cow`s milk, and people with one allergy are more likely to have another? The only way they could really prove this is find two groups without allergies, give one group milk formula, one group soy formula, follow them for a few years and see if the soy group ended up with a higher incidence of pa. Taking one group that probably has a low incidence of allergies, and comparing that to a group that probably has a high incidence of allergies (babies on soy formula), and seeing which group has a higher incidence of pa does not seem very objective to me.

Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 11:16pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Carefulmom:
[b]I don`t see where the conclusion is necessarily that drinking soy formula causes pa. How about the fact that babies who need soy formula are usually allergic to cow`s milk, and people with one allergy are more likely to have another? The only way they could really prove this is find two groups without allergies, give one group milk formula, one group soy formula, follow them for a few years and see if the soy group ended up with a higher incidence of pa. Taking one group that probably has a low incidence of allergies, and comparing that to a group that probably has a high incidence of allergies (babies on soy formula), and seeing which group has a higher incidence of pa does not seem very objective to me.[/b]
I couldnt have said it better myself [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jason

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