Soy formula may cause homosexuality?

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Registered: 05-16-2011
Soy formula may cause homosexuality?
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Tue, 05-17-2011 - 10:24am

Hi everyone,

I'm new here, so I hope I'm doing this right...I just saw this article and it about made my head explode! I breastfed both of my babies (neither of them would take a bottle which was brutal). This article seems to be saying that soy is terrible for babies and may even cause your baby to be gay.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 05-17-2011 - 10:51am

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Registered: 05-16-2011
Tue, 05-17-2011 - 11:32am

Interesting! My brother had to have soy formula because he had gut issues. Seems like there are a lot of connections between gut issues and other problems as well. Maybe the problem is actually the underlying reason you are forced to use soy formula and not the soy itself??

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 05-17-2011 - 2:54pm

maxineluvscooking wrote:

Interesting! My brother had to have soy formula because he had gut issues. Seems like there are a lot of connections between gut issues and other problems as well. Maybe the problem is actually the underlying reason you are forced to use soy formula and not the soy itself??

Quite possible - hard to say in individual cases.

My brother was on soy formula due to allergies, but I don't recall what his reactions to formula were. I do recall that he was so allergic that the only solids he tolerates was sweet potatoes and carrots, so he turned yellow! LOL

Poor kid, he was always a sickly baby, and is not a healthy man now.

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Wed, 05-18-2011 - 6:04am

There is information suggesting that soy can act as an endocrine disruptor. It would not surprise me to see links such as you have suggested.

Teresa

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Registered: 05-16-2011
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 10:24am

I think it's pretty offensive that anyone would suggest that someone became homosexual from drinking soy formula as a baby. All this is going to do is spread homophobia which is not cool. I believe people are born gay. It has nothing to do with drinking soy!!

cammie905_sig
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Registered: 02-28-2008
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 5:18pm

wow!

Just wow. formula may do a lot of things but make your kids gay? SO I guess the whole I was born with it theroy is out the door?the genetic connections found bunk?

I dont knwo Id have to alert the media on this one.

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Registered: 03-16-2010
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 4:17pm

I think there are reasons to be concerned about soy formula, and I wouldn't use it if I had another choice.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 10:57pm
From what I have heard, children on soy formula seem to have a lot of physical and cognitive delays, so I'd think emotional problems could easily be another problem related to use of soy.

I think it's absolutely ridiculous to link it homosexuality.
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Registered: 07-11-2006
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 11:05pm

so I'd think emotional problems could easily be another problem related to use of soy.