Soy Protein Intolerance Follow-up

Updated: Oct 06, 2017
  • Author: Stefano Guandalini, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Prognosis

Soy protein intolerance is similar to other food protein intolerances. Its risk peaks during infancy, and it usually regresses completely during the first 2-3 years of life. Most children, therefore, can resume consumption of soy proteins by age 5-7 years. [23]

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Patient Education

Use of soy protein formula (SPF) during the first 3 months of life does not reduce the frequency of cow's milk intolerance after the introduction of cow's milk formula.

Routine use of soy protein formula has no proven value in the prevention of atopic disease.

Routine use of soy protein formula has no proven value in the prevention or management of infantile colic.

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