Your Infant and Cow’s Milk – Mom, Dad Say Boo to Moo
Question: When should I give my infant cow’s milk?
According to Dr. Benjamin Spock, the answer would be never! You maybe perplexed about this. But your kid should drink mother’s milk. It helps to keep your newborn healthy. The World Health Organization suggests that your tot should be breastfed for at least two years (ouch). And the first six months should be nothing but breast milk.
You should know that this helps to provide protection against diarrhea and respiratory tract infections. Many times I hear of mom’s complaining about their kid having diarrhea and found that the infant was not being breast fed but was on formula.
Studies have found that babies who drank formula developed rashes, stomach problems and even breathing problems like asthma. I happen to fall into that category as well as my sister.
Do you know that humans are the only species that drink milk after being weaned from their mother’s breast milk? Think about this, you don’t see grown mammals drinking milk, they get their nutrition from the plants, grains or killing other animals if they are hunters.
My nephew was very allergic to cow’s milk. He had severe eczema. Poor infant he looked like a monster. A soy based formula and soy milk was recommended. My sister tried it and his allergy cleared up. He grew up to be a very strong healthy man.
There is too much of the following problems:
* Autism (Autism, 1999, 3) * MS (see the Journal of Immunology, April 1, 2001) * Childhood diabetes ( see Diabetes Care 1994;17(12)) * Too many babies dying of SIDS (see The Lancet, vol. 2, 7160, November 19, 1960) * Cancer in children * Children that are obese * To much ill health in our children * ADD, ADHD (notmilk.com)
I see children with these issues everyday no matter where I go and as part of my job. Some illness’ that were a rarity are now common place. Why?
Could it be because of the early introduction of cow’s milk? A food that was created for newborn cows not human babies?
What are your alternatives? The best opinion I have run across is to provide breast milk until your tot is old enough to eat foods that are rich in calcium. “There is no upper limit to the duration of breastfeeding and no evidence of psychological or developmental harm from breastfeeding into the third year of life or longer” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Breast milk is just as nutritious after the first year. Oh, a friend of mine makes almond milk from raw organic almonds. It is fantastic. We use it to make smoothies. Just strain it before hand to get rid of the graininess.
There are many great substitutes for the pus filled, hormonal, antibiotic laden milk. Here is a short list.
• Human breast milk • Almonds • Apricots (dried) You can reconstitute in clean water. • Beans • Figs (dried) You can reconstitute in clean water. • Lettuce (NOT iceberg) • Cashews • Florida oranges • Raw carrots • Peanuts (if no allergies to them) • Baked sweet potatoes • Butternut squash • Raw broccoli
Get yourself a book or go online to find foods rich in calcium. It is worth the trouble to protect your tot. Also a great paperback book is “How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor” by Robert S. Mendelsohn MD.
By the way, another dangerous product I found out about was Whey. This consists of bovine blood proteins, Serum albumen and Lactalbumen. Dead white blood cells. Hormonal residues including estrogen and progesterone. GROSS! And it is now being added to tot food! Please read the labels carefully. Make sure you are not feeding this to your child.
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Disclaimer: The information presented is informational only. Please consult with your baby’s doctor before using any technique in this document. The entire contents of this publication are based on research. It is for educational purposes only. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from research and experience of the author. No guarantees are given in any form by the author.