Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone has done any research on the effects Soy formula has later in life. I remember when I had my second son, the doctor said the FDA no longer reccomended Soy. She didn't go into too much detail. Last night when filling in L's journal, husband and I started talking about milk issues possibly being a "cause" and that spun us into talking about him being on Soy for a year(since he couldnt handle the milk based formula). I have to say that in the last 2 days, the research I have uncovered is disturbing to put it mildly. A simple Google search will give you countless pages on how damaging Soy can be. I know that there are also groups and pages of research that will show the benefits of Soy but having a child "raised" on it that has tremendous behavior issues makes me wonder. Anyone ever thought about this? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/a.../02/soy-formula-linked-to-fibroid-tumors.aspx [h=2]Dangers to the Developing Brain[/h]Infants being fed soy formula are at increased risk for developing behavioral problems because soy contains phytates, which block the absorption of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, all which are crucial to the proper brain and emotional development of infants. The most common health concern stemming from phytates however, is that they can cause poor bone development. Soy infant formula also contains another dangerous element, manganese. Though an essential nutrient found in soil and ground water, manganese becomes highly toxic when consumed in excess. Here is an portion of what I am talking about. The link is at the bottom as well.