Reason Two: Phytoestrogens (Plant Estrogens) or Isoflavones
Research shows that soy milk and soy formula contain up to 4,500 times the level of phytoestrogens found in cow’s milk or breastmilk. Phytoestrogens are potent human endocrine disruptors, binding efficiently to the estrogen receptors found in both females and males.
According to calculations made by the Swiss Federal Health Service, soy infant formula provides the hormonal equivalent of three to five birth control pills per day.
For boys - This means that the receptors intended for testosterone can be blocked by the soy estrogen. This could lead to boy's reproduction systems not developing properly!
For girls - This could lead to early sexual reproduction development. There is also a study that the girls will even play differently because they are not receiving the correct estrogen needed for their proper development (as the plant estrogen is not the same as the human estrogen - it simply blocks the receptor from receiving the correct estrogen).
**BPA was BANNED from baby bottles and other products everywhere because of its ability to mimic estrogen. "BPA is classified as a xenoestrogen i.e. a foreign or man-made estrogen. As an EXTRA estrogen, BPA is actually a wimp, it is not very potent. The phytoestrogens are significantly more capable of causing trouble." -Dr. Sandy Evans **
So the government bans BPA because it is a man-made estrogen, but the plant made estrogen that is stronger is still allowed...