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SOY CONNECTION Newsletter Vol 31, No 3

1. Jennifer just gave birth and cannot breastfeed her infant. She follows a plant-based diet herself and would like to feed her infant a plant based infant formula. What key points about soy-based infant formulas would you discuss with her?

2. Soy foods can be introduced when babies begin complementary foods around _____months of age and this may help prevent the development of soy allergy.

3. Jennifer’s baby is now 6 months of age and is just learning to feed by spoon and is not weaned. She asks for suggestions on how to incorporate soy-based foods into the baby’s diet and your advice includes:

4. When a less than 1 year old baby demonstrates a pincer grasp and can self-feed, the baby’s caregiver can incorporate soy foods by doing all of the following except:

5. _______________proposes that when infants are exposed to food proteins through the skin, particularly via an altered, inflamed skin barrier (as can occur in infants with severe eczema), it can promote pro-allergic immune pathways and lead to food allergy (FA).

6. James is a 4-month-old infant with mild eczema (atopic dermatitis). His parents are concerned about potential food allergies and ask for your professional advice about peanuts. According to the 2017 Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy, peanut-containing foods are recommended to be introduced at ___to___months of age in “high-risk” infants (those with eczema and/or egg allergy).

7. The Consensus Approach to the Primary Prevention of Food Allergy through Nutrition work group concluded:

8. The LEAP, EAT and other trials involving early introduction of commonly allergenic solids to a baby’s diet provide strong support for the safety and effectiveness of early introduction of allergenic solids for the __________of food allergies (FA).

9. Soy consumption in childhood may have later health benefits like reducing breast cancer risk. __________in soy are thought to change cells in the developing breast in a manner that makes them permanently less likely to be transformed into cancer cells.

10. Mary, the mother of a 10-year-old fraternal twins, a boy and a girl, is adding more soy options in her family’s daily diet and is concerned that soy may impact her children’s hormone levels during puberty. Clinical studies with small numbers of subjects have found soy

11. Soy intake during pregnancy may reduce risk of _____________ , a type of hyperglycemia diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy and the most common metabolic disorder of pregnancy.

12. Margaret is a pregnant female following a plant-based diet rich in soy. After reading an article in a magazine, she is concerned that the type and amount of soy in her diet may harm her unborn baby. Recent studies show:

13. During pregnancy, soy consumption may lead to ______amounts of isoflavones in amniotic fluid.