I'm considering switching the family over to raw milk, mostly for my 1.5 year old. (DH and I don't really drink a lot of milk to begin with). I'd probably use it in smoothies mostly. But, my daughter would drink more like 15oz a day. Do you have to start little kids slowly? I've heard of people getting sick since their bodies weren't used to the bacteria? Which makes me wonder...is this really something I should be starting when I am 8 months pregnant?
I personally drove out to the farm and toured the place. I talked with the woman who operates the farm and checked the milking area and all that. I think I trust the source...I mean I trust her more than I do Horizon milk...but, I don't know enough to say I 100% trust the source. She does have the milk tested monthly (which I think is all they can afford on such tight budget - there are only like 5 cows and she's mostly breaking even and not making a lot of profit).
It's the only choice we have for raw milk around here. I'm just not sure if I should dive into this while pregnant if your body needs to get used to the specific bacteria found in raw milk. Nor do I really want to risk listeria...but, I still risk e coli and such with all of the raw fruits and vegetables I readily consume. So is this no big deal?