How do I know if my baby is allergic to soy?
Signs and Symptoms of Soy Allergy
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
- Bloody stool (this is a common symptom from soy-based formula)
- Hives, itching or itchy, scaly skin (eczema)
- Redness of the skin (flushing)
- Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body.
- Tingling in the mouth.
Can a baby be allergic to soy milk?
Milk Soy Protein Intolerance (MSPI) MSPI is a temporary intolerance to the proteins in milk and soy. Both breast-fed and formula-fed babies can develop an intolerance to cow’s milk and / or soy proteins.
How common is soy allergy in babies?
Who can develop MSPI? Any baby can develop intolerance to cow’s milk and/or soy proteins. It does not matter if the baby is breastfed or formula-fed. As many as 2-7% of babies under one year of age have intolerance to cow’s milk, and in our area, 60% of those babies will also develop intolerance to soy proteins.
What are the signs of soy intolerance?
They can include flushing and/or itching skin, swelling lips and/or tongue, wheezing, shortness of breath, hoarseness or tightness in the throat, nausea and vomiting, colic, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Fatal, anaphylactic reactions to soy have been reported but are rare.
What does a soy allergy look like in breastfed babies?
Stools may be infrequent, watery, mucousy and/or contain blood. Spitting up, skin rashes and nasal congestion are common in babies, but a food sensitivity may also cause such symptoms.
How common is soy intolerance?
Soy is among the eight most common foods inducing allergic reactions in children and adults. It has a prevalence of about 0.3% in the general population.
What does baby poop look like with milk allergy?
Your baby’s stools may be loose and watery. They may also appear bulky or frothy. They can even be acidic, which means you may notice diaper rash from your baby’s skin becoming irritated.
What food is soy in?
These foods may have soy:
- Baked goods (breads, cookies, and crackers)
- Canned broth and soup.
- Canned tuna and meat.
- Frozen dinners.
- High-protein energy bars and snacks.
- Ice cream.
- Infant formula, baby foods, and cereals.
Does Similac Alimentum have soy?
The formula is also soy-free so it is safe for babies who have MSPI (milk soy protein intolerance) to drink.
How do you know if baby has a dairy allergy?
Symptoms of milk allergies in babies include: Frequent spitting up. Vomiting. Signs of abdominal pain, or colic-like symptoms, such as excessive crying and irritability (especially after feedings)