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We drink raw milk exclusively at our house and I make my own butter from raw milk cream. I know a lot of sources say to strictly avoid unpasteurized dairy, but I really feel it is the healthiest option. Does anyone else drink raw milk while pregnant? Any sources that I could read that support this? I am not sure if I even want to mention it to my MW. If she feels it is a bad idea, then I would feel really guilty about continuing. We get our milk from a local dairy and it is usually bottled one day before we pick it up.
 

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i personally don't feel there is anything "dangerous" about drinking raw milk while pg, especially if you were drinking it before becoming pg.<br><br>
i drank raw milk my last pregnancy, and i would this time too, except all i have access to is Organic Pastures (in a plastic bottle) and i do not like the way their milk tastes. besides, i'm not paying $18/gallon for milk in a plastic jug!<br><br>
actually, the research bears out, imo, that drinking "dead" milk is more detrimental to your long term health than the *very* small supposed risk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> of drinking raw milk.<br><br>
i personally eat raw fish, drink kombucha, have an occasional glass of wine or beer and many other things while pregnant that are considered unsafe in this country. i do extensive research and i feel that our country is EXTREMELY backwards in it's treatment and values of pg women, not to mention humanity in general.<br><br>
it's okay to microwave food, eat artificial colors and flavors and perservatives, subject your unborn baby to radioactive waves and a whole host of other crazy things (my favorite is this one "don't lie on your back after 15 wks. the main artery to the uterus will become compressed and compromise the blood flow and oxygen to your baby." "oh, you're in labor! why don't you lie on your back for hours now!" "oh dear! the baby is going into distress!!! prep the OR for an emergency c-sec stat!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">), but oh my dear lord, DO NOT EVER DRINK RAW MILK OR EAT RAW FISH etc.,.! nevermind that many countries population live off raw fish or drink raw milk as a staple, and they experience far less health problems and greater general health and longevity than americans do.
 

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DDC crashing... I'm due in Jan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> My DH and I have a small farm and we have goats and a Dexter cow (mini cow) that we milk. I always drink it raw, even when pregnant. I've never had any problems. I also eat my eggs runny when pregnant, because they are my chickens, I picked the eggs myself and I know the health of the flock. I think alot of the potential problems with having raw this or that is because of the way things are mass-produced and shipped long distances. There is way more disease in commercialy raised dairy and eggs (and every animal product these days) simply because the animals are usually overcrowded, living very unnatural lives. The only thing that keeps them all from getting sick and dying is the medications they are on, and the disinfectant that they spray on everything. (Most commercial eggs are disinfected before being packaged... Egg shells are porous... yummy!) Not only do we NOT even wash our eggs with water, we dont keep them in the fridge. Eggs are laid with a wet coating on them that dries on and forms a protective barrier, because it takes a week or two for a chicken to lay enough eggs to sit on. These eggs would be at risk for disease and bacteria if it werent for this coating. The only thing that interferes with the coating is water. Once you wash your eggs, they must be refridgerated and used. Unwashed eggs can sit at room temp for a long time, and in the fridge even longer.<br><br>
As long as your raw milk is coming from a reliably clean source, I would say go for it. If you are still unsure, take a knowledgable person and see if you can tour the farm. You can see the conditions of the animals and their pens for yourself, and then relax with a nice cold glass of fresh, natural milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I would think its fine as long as you know its a safe reputable farm you are buying from. If you have a history of miscarriage I might rethink it but if you are normally always healthy then I wouldn't think it was a problem. I might bring up that you are pregnant with the farm owners and ask them thier thoughts even. Sometimes the things they know are amazing.
 
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