I just got back from Memphis, and had the opportunity to meet Dr. Bill Sears (America's pediatrician) and speak with him about Brody's food allergies.
I wanted to see what his opinion was about giving Brody soy milk, since he is allergic to regular milk.
I asked him specifically about the isoflavones in soy (genistein and daidzein) that are similar to the hormone estrogen (which made me concerned to give this to Brody). He told me, "it is a myth" and he felt soy milk would be better for Brody than the rice milk I have been giving him (as I am starting to wean him). He mentioned that the Rice Milk had too much sugar to use solely as a supplementation for milk.
Someone on Ask Dr Sears had a question regarding giving soy to infants/toddlers and this is what Dr. Jim (Dr. Bill Sears' son, who is on the TV show The Doctors) said.
I guess everything in moderation. Too much of anything is not good..(except fruits and veggies :).
I was so excited to be able to talk to him for a few minutes. He was soft spoken and seemed genuinely concerned with what I was speaking to him about. I am jealous of the mom's who get to have him as their pediatrician :)