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J9ine asked on 3/1/2011 5:24:57 PM Report this post
I am 11 weeks pregnant and have had no luck with keeping milk down. I tried soy milk for the first time the other day in cereal and enjoyed it, though I am unsure if it is safe to drink during pregnancy. A friend of mine said she drank it throughout her pregnancy with no problems which lead me to try it in the first place, but im still nervous. Ive looked on line and got some conflicting answers so I was hopeing to get better answers here. Thanks ladies! => (FYI, I bought Silk Original Soy milk)

linriyum said on 3/1/2011 10:00:18 PM Report this post
I would try coconut milk or almond milk. Soy mimics estrogen in the body, and you have enough of it since your pregnant. You should not eat too many estrogen rich foods and soy is one of them. Soy, if not organic, is genetically modified to kill off pests by messing up their hormones and giving them toxic amounts of estrogen....

There are a lot of youtube vids about it...

too much estrogen in a developing baby can do a lot of damage, such as insufficient male genitalia, hormone disruption, thyroid disorders, weight gain etc.

I hope this helps. I don't mean to scare you, I just know the damage soy can do by personal experience.

Cinnamon said on 3/2/2011 11:39:42 AM Report this post
I have heard that drinking a higher fat content milk can help - try 2% instead of skim, or if you think the lactose maybe part of the problem, try one of the lactaid-type brands (my husband likes both lactaid and smart balance brands). Otherwise, skip the milk, get dairy through cheese, yogurt - Greek yogurt is much better for you with higher protein, or frozen yogurt/ice cream.

shamy said on 3/2/2011 6:46:49 PM Report this post
I was wondering the same thing. Is tofu soy? and does anyone know about soybeans or soybean oil? I am 16 weeks and have read soybean oil in alot of the products I eat.

linriyum said on 3/3/2011 9:54:42 AM Report this post
Yes, tofu is soy. If you're going to have soy, make sure it's organic, and fermented or cultured...tempeh and soy sauce are an example. Just make sure it's organic.

Soybean oil is in a lot of processed foods. A good way to avoid it is by eating whole foods and not packaged. Soy oil is also mostly in "vegetable oil".

I used to eat a lot of conventional soy products and had a massive hormonal imbalance....I because so mean, irritable, and lost all libido and gained weight. Not fun!

hoping41 said on 3/3/2011 11:14:25 AM Report this post
I am vegetarian and try to limit my soy products but they are a source of protein for me. When I was pregnant I was even more concerned (better safe than sorry) so I cut out soy milk and used either rice milk or the lactose free milk.

J9ine said on 3/3/2011 4:19:06 PM Report this post
Thank you ladies so much. Yea, I think Im going to stay away from soy milk. Ive never had it before untill I tried it the other day and I was just wondering if it was safe. I am going to try lactose free milk, coconut or almond milk. Is it possible to become lactose intolerant during pregnancy because ive also noticed that I cant keep cheese down eaither. My husband made homemade mac & cheese last weekend and that came up and last weekend he made lasagna and that didnt agree with me eaither which for lack of a better word sucks because I cant imagine not having cheese!

linriyum said on 3/4/2011 10:23:01 AM Report this post
J9ine, try raw cheeses. Don't freak, they are safe. They are aged so long so that all bad bacteria dies off. If you live in a location that does herd shares, raw milk is one of the best things you can do for yourself if your going to have dairy. As long as it's from a clean farm, and they do things right, it's great.

Organic Valley sells raw cheese and they are great! Pasteurized dairy is absent of all beneficial enzymes and bacteria that actually make it digestible for us. If you don't feel like reading up on it, check out some videos on youtube.

Cinnamon said on 3/5/2011 8:03:46 PM Report this post
I don't think that's lactose intolerance - rather it's just morning sickness type of thing. My husband is lactose intolerant, and it comes out the other end - not vomiting.

hoping41 said on 3/6/2011 10:27:21 AM Report this post
I agree with Cinnamon, I'm lactose intolerant and definitely comes out the other end. It could be that the hearty foods were too rich for your system right now. When I was pregnant I found lighter smaller meals easier to deal with.

we2b3 said on 3/15/2011 12:33:39 PM Report this post
I just came across this article a couple weeks ago. Try to avoid soy products whenever possible.

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