As new parents, you want what’s best for your baby. You may have heard that soy-based formulas are the way to go when it comes to feeding time. But what exactly are soy additives, and why are they in baby formulas? Let’s take a closer look at soy additives and why they may not be the best choice for your little one.
What Are Soy Additives?
Soy additives are a type of emulsifier, which means they help to mix oil and water-based ingredients. They can be found in various processed foods, including baby formulas. Two main soy additives are used in baby formulas: soy lecithin and soybean oil.
Soy lecithin is derived from the fatty portion of soybeans and is rich in nutrients like choline and linoleic acid. Soybean oil is extracted from the whole soybean and is high in unhealthy saturated fats. Both soy lecithin and soybean oil can interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients like calcium and iron.
In addition, soy-based formulas often contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are created by combining the genes of two different organisms to create a new, third organism. This process can introduce harmful toxins and allergens into the final product.
Why Should You Avoid Soy Additives In Baby Formulas?
There are several reasons. First, as we mentioned before, soy can interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients. Second, infants fed soy-based formulas have been found to have lower levels of thyroid hormones than those provided with non-soy formulas. That’s because thyroid hormone production relies on iodine, and soybeans contain goitrogens—compounds that can block iodine uptake.
Finally, some babies may be allergic to soy or sensitive to it. Common soy allergy symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, hives, and difficulty breathing. If you think your baby may be allergic to soy, you must speak with your pediatrician immediately.
Now that you know more about soy additives, you may wonder why HiPP Comfort Formula doesn’t contain them. The answer is simple: they believe that what’s best for your baby is also best for their formula. HiPP Comfort Formula is made with an organic blend of ingredients designed to be easy on your baby’s tummy—no added fillers or chemicals needed.
As new parents, you want what’s best for your baby, including choosing the right formula. HiPP Comfort Formula Formula is made with an organic blend of ingredients designed to be easy on your baby’s tummy—no added fillers or chemicals needed! Plus, this formula doesn’t contain harmful soy additives that could interfere with your baby’s nutrient absorption or cause other health issues. So when it comes to feeding time, reach for HiPP Comfort Formula—the best choice for your little one!