Originally Posted by WendyJo14
Bryton - TELL ME MORE about your sources for kombucha/raw milk during pregnancy. I'm super interested. I'm interested in the raw milk, but how do you know if you're finding a good place and they dont' get a bunch of stuff in there during the milking/putting in bottles process? TIA! BTW, I love babywearing... and our little guy did everything early - held hisi head up, crawled, walked - even when everyone told me that I was 'holding him too much' - good luck! CDing is great too - you'll be AMAZED even more by the power of the sun!
This group has some FUNNY ladies in it - so happy to be along for the ride!
I'm editing because it makes more sense to share it here...
Everything I read on regular sites is that Kombucha tea should not be consumed during pregnancy. But, they never said why, and I often wonder if we are reading facts or fear... If you know what I mean.
This site is full of mw's and others who have done this before if you do a search, and the general consensus is: If you've been drinking it for a year or more, it's fine... If not some people say you could start with really small doses (2 oz or more) and then go from there.... Others, who I tend to agree with, say that if you have only been drinking it for a short time, that the toxins from the detoxing could still be mobilizing and run in your blood stream - which would be bad for baby... all of those toxins... Beet juice and cilantro could do the same thing in detox dosing.
BUT, I err on the side of caution... A few months not drinking it will be fine for me. I started drinking it about 3 months ago, and I've chosen to stop.
As far as raw milk and raw cheese/yogurt/kefir go - I have only found and confirmed with my own midwife that as long as you know the farm that it's coming from, you'd be fine... The bacteria or virus in an animal does not pass from animal to milk... HOWEVER, if the farmer's hand has feces or other not so sanitary stuff on it and THAT runs into the milk, it could be harmful.
I've actually gone to the farm I use, watch how they sanitize their animals and then put gloves on before they touch the machines that hook up to the animal. I trust this farm. If I did not, then I'd not be drinking raw anything anymore...
I can give you some links if you like, but I thought it might be helpful if I'd told you what I'd found and where...
I am so overwhelmed by all of the choices in diapers... I have NO idea where to start. So, I started with baby wearing... I've got a little bit of time, so - I thought I'd better not overwhelm myself too much.
Lots of stories here... Definitely excited to share this with a group of women! =)
Jaton (Juh-tawn) <3
Edited by Bryton - 11/18/11 at 4:01pm