Monday, August 27, 2007

Why NOT Cow's Milk?

Not sure if many of you heard about Cow's Milk is NO GOOD? The first thing that pops into my mind is "Then what should I feed my baby with?" For decades human grew up drinking milk. Next to breast milk is definitely cow's milk. And as the technology advances, scientists multiply, new shocking discoveries reveal.

I did some read up on this topic, but I'm not going to type all the details which includes all the profound terms used in the milk content. I shall simplify it in layman term.

I'll start of with quotes from my friend Joelle

" Cow has a BIG BODY but small brain."
"Which animal on earth drinks another species milk?"

As we all know breast milk is the BEST! The summary I gathered will be a minimum of 6 months of breastfeeding for your infant will be ideal. Of course don't stop there if you can afford! Nothing can replace breast milk and best of all, it's free! Ever wonder why are we always hovering over sales and free stuffs when breast milk is free and we goes for the most expensive formula on the shelf?

Back to why cow's milk is not good, briefly I read was "Milk and dairy products are acid-forming and mucus-producing substances that provide the ideal bodily environment for many children and adults to experience increased frequency of colds and flues." and also "There is a tremendous difference between human babies and baby calves and a corresponding difference between the milk intended to nourish human babies and baby calves. It takes about 180 days for a human infant to double its birth weight, and human milk is five to seven percent protein. It takes only 45 days for a calf to double its birth weight and cow's milk is 15 percent protein. This protein in cow's milk is of a different composition than that of human milk and is poorly assimilated in the human body. The primary type of protein in cow's milk is casein. According to Dr. John R. Christopher, N.D., M.H., there is up to 20 times more casein in cow's milk than human milk which makes the nutrients in cow's milk difficult (if not impossible) for humans to assimilate. (*Note: I was told that casein is one of the ingredient to make super glue!)

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