Are Soy Formulas as Good as Milk-Based?
4. I'm a vegetarian and would like to give my child a soy formula. Is it just as good as one with cow's milk?
Yes. Soy formulas are nutritionally equivalent to milk-based formulas. The soy formulas of years past were questionable because they didn't have quite the same quality of protein as cow's-milk formula, but doctors consider today's versions perfectly healthy. Babies also like soy formulas because they seem to taste a little sweeter than regular formula, adds Dr. Krebs.