If your baby has ever had a problem digesting soy formula, speak to your pediatrician, who may discover an allergy or may instruct you to steer clear of this and other soy-based recipes until your child is at least 1 year old. Many soybean allergies are overcome as your child grows.
½ cup dry soybeans
2 cups water
3 tablespoons water, breastmilk, or formula
Rinse the soybeans several times in cold water. Place into a pot, cover with water, and soak overnight in the refrigerator.
In the morning, drain the pot. Add 2 cups of water, bring to a boil, and then simmer for 2–2½ hours.
Once the beans are tender, drain and pour into a food processor or blender. Purée for 30 seconds.
Add water or milk, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue puréeing until the mixture is smooth.
Use Your Strainer
Even after puréeing your baby's meal until it seems thin enough, it still may be too thick or chunky for a baby to handle. If your baby gags or refuses to eat, try pouring the puréed food into a sieve or strainer. Use a rubber spatula to press the food through, and the resulting purée should be considerably thinner.