Soy formula

Posted on: Tue, 12/21/1999 - 12:59pm
Conmom's picture
Joined: 09/08/1999 - 09:00

Hi all,

I saw mention somewhere on this site (can't remember where) about a correlation between infants on soy formula later developing peanut allergies. If anyone can steer me in the right direction, I'd like to look into this further. My son, now 2 1/2 was on soy, and I am now nursing baby number 2. I don't want to go that route again if it is a possible trigger. My ped didn't know of anything like this, but it makes some sense, if they are both legumes.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: Wed, 12/22/1999 - 11:24pm
Cheryl's picture
Joined: 09/08/1999 - 09:00

My son who was diagnosed as PA at 7.5 months had to switch to soy milk as he was also allergic to milk. He tested fine for soy and we have noticed a big change in his appearance since stopping the regular formula. I would hope by doctor was not causing him further grief by telling us to use soy milk which may continue his PA for a longer period. There is hope at this time he might outgrow his PA if we can keep him away from all nuts until he is six. I would be interested in hearing more about the possible connections. Right now I think doctors are looking for answers as to why PA is on the rise and are stabbing in the dark. My allergist asked if I had eaten a lot of peanuts while pregnant. I honestly could say no as peanuts are not my favorite food.

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 7:45am
deegann's picture
Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

I read recently there there is strong evidence that there may be a link. However, I believe this was based on one study. I read it on a news site, but can't remember which one.

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 8:40am
researching mom's picture
Joined: 07/06/2003 - 09:00

I believe this is what you are looking for. It was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Here is a link to the abstract.
Just found another article .Here is the link.
[This message has been edited by researching mom (edited February 06, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 9:16am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My PA son is now 12 and the only one of my three boys to have had soy formula. He is also the only one who is PA. I breastfed him until he was 9 months old but supplemented daily with a bottle of soy formula. He did have a dairy allergy but if only I could go back and change it!

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 10:09am
Dunpun's picture
Joined: 01/26/2004 - 09:00

AKKKKKK!!!!My ds with PA drank tons of soy milk, from about 11 mos. on until he was 3 1/2 & we found he showed an allergy(upon testing) to soy [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img]
Don't know what else to say....what you don't know can hurt you (if it's true that is)

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 10:23am
Codyman's picture
Joined: 08/14/2002 - 09:00

My Non PA son drank Soy formula as an infant and now drinks Soy beverage with his cereal. My children don't drink milk or Soy on it's own, they prefer water to drink or sometimes my son likes applejuice.
My son had Cow's milk for a short time when he was 2 1/2 or 3 years but wasn't able to properly digest it, so we returned to Soy. As an infant he couldn't tolerate milk based formula and we had him tested for milk allergy. We have also had him tested (skin and oral challenge) for Peanut allergy both were negative.
So, no correlation with Soy and peanut allergy in our family.

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 11:38am
Shaylynsmom's picture
Joined: 01/17/2004 - 09:00

My two non-PA's were my kiddo's who had soy formula's. When our PA/TNA dd was first given soy formula for the fist time after breatfeeding for 7 months, she vomited the soy formula, so our pediat. said to stop and try a lactose free, dairy base formula instead, that did the trick.
So, no soy, peanut connection here either.
Alicia, mom to:
Edward-20 years-EA,dog, cat,sulfa drugs
Cody-8 years- EA,dog,cat,mosquito
Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA,dog,cat,Amoxicillian,Zithromax,Asthma

Posted on: Sat, 02/07/2004 - 10:30am
KateB's picture
Joined: 05/11/2004 - 09:00

Both my PA kids had soy formula when 18 months and older (when I stopped breastfeeding) as they couldn't tolerate cow's milk. One son is mildly allergic to peanut, the other severely.

Posted on: Sat, 02/07/2004 - 1:53pm
nikky's picture
Joined: 11/14/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by gohorns:
[b]Has anyone heard that use of soy formula as an infant may cause a peanut allergy. I have a 5 year old with mild peanut allergy. I also have a 6 month old that has severe eczema and has been soley breastfed thus far. However, the ped. said I could try her on soy formula since eczema is often linked to a dairy allergy or sensitivity. But, I remember hearing on some morning news show that soy formula may be a trigger for developing a peanut allergy. If this is true, I am not sure that I care to introduce a soy formula. Has anyone else heard of this?
My breastfed ds had eczema also. Eliminating dairy from my diet cleared him up completely. The dairy sensitivity is to cows milk, not to breastmilk. Taking it out of your diet should do the trick and he should be fine with the breastmilk. This is what the allergist at Childrens Memorial in Chicago had me do. He is now one and can tolerate the cows milk in my diet again. The allergist is having me keep him from directly consuming dairy until he is a little older though.

Posted on: Sun, 02/08/2004 - 12:24pm
Kay B's picture
Joined: 12/30/2002 - 09:00

Both my dd's are PA/TNA, the older with other anaphylactic FA. Neither had so much as a taste of formula, either soy or dairy, and were exclusively breastfed. Didn't make a bit of difference. Hope this helps those of you guilting out over having given formula!


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