There are many reasons not to give babies soya based infant formulas. I have highlighted a  5 of them below.

  1. Soya formula is processed more than cow’s milk formula. The more refined & processed a substance, the lower the nutrients it contains.
  2. Isoflavones- which have plant based components that have weak osteogenic effects, we do not know the long term safety of these in adults, let alone for babies and infants.
  3. GM ingredients and other toxic chemicals that the babies immature and developing organs and digestive system cannot process effectively.
  4. Glucose- soya formulas can be high in glucose and other sugars that can damage an infants’ teeth than the lactose in breast milk.
  5. Artificial Sweeteners- some brand contain artificial sweeteners like Aspartame, Nutrasweet, Candarel, Sucralose and Splenda, which makes them even sweeter and programmes a ‘sweet tooth’ for them. Aahh not ideal!