According to Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick, a New Zealand toxicologist, babies fed exclusively on soy formula receive the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control Pills per day Because of this evidence, both the British and New Zealai governments have issued warnings on the use of soy infant formula.
As if soy's estrogenic effect wasn't bad enough; there are other serious problems with soy formulas. Both soy and soy formulas initiate thyroid disease in infants. Feeding infants
soy formulas exposes them to high levels of isoflavones, which; are potent anti-thyroid agents. This poses significant risks to normal growth and development.
Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH, Professor of Environmental!; Health Science, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, has also voiced concerns. "A report published in Cancer Research found that genistein, one of the. isoflavones in soy, was more carcinogenic (dose adjusted for estrogen potency) than the synthetic estrogen DES (an estrogen routinely given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriage) when exposure occurred during 'critical periods of differentiation', such as during infancy.