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#1 of 5 Old 02-22-2004, 02:19 AM - Thread Starter
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I thought dairy was stuff that came from cows only, but does it mean all milk products?
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Dairy refers to COW milk.

Categorizing, human milk is considered a "clear liquid," if the quesion is for consumption before surgery, for example.
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However, in the case of a nursing toddler, I believe that you can count human milk as a serving of "dairy." As far as nutrition questions go, anyway. Soy and rice milks can be counted in that category too.

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Human milk is NOT considered dairy according to

You are not a cow and your milk is not a dairy product.
This was in refernce as to whether mammas milk caused increase in muscus production in a sick baby.
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In Judaism, human milk is "parve," or neither dairy nor meat. Probably not the answer you're looking for, though. :-)
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