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Is there any chance that gluten can pass through raw cow's milk? I can't find any information regarding this, but it seems possible to me that this can happen. Suddenly my kids and myself are having symptoms of gluten contamination and I am having one heck of a time figuring this out. Yesterday I got milk at the farm and over heard that the cows are now switched over to the winter feed, which is grains. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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I would say if mothers can pass gluten onto children through nursing, it can happen to cows.
 

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I agree. If proteins can make it through my milk to my baby, then it should be the same with cows.
 

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Didn't you already determine (on another post about this topic) that the dairy doesn't feed the cows any gluten-containing grains, and that the kids probably got glutened at a restaurant?
 

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I thought that babies only reacted to gluten via breast milk when the mother had a leaky gut. Unless your source has a bunch of unhealthy, leaky gutted cows, I think the milk will be ok. I feel your pain though in trying to figure out where the gluten came from . . .
 

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I am super, super, super sensitive, and dairy products do not cause any gluten reactions in me. They trigger sinus issues, lol, but not Celiac.
 

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My neighbor's niece reacts to the corn in beef/milk.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought that babies only reacted to gluten via breast milk when the mother had a leaky gut. Unless your source has a bunch of unhealthy, leaky gutted cows, I think the milk will be ok. I feel your pain though in trying to figure out where the gluten came from . . .</div>
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I disagree.<br><br>
Grains are an unnatural food for cows, they react to them. Cows should be on hay, alfalfa and root veggies, whatever the Real Milk website recommends.<br><br>
I also think it might be dangerous to drink raw milk from a grain fed animal b/c it has been shown to change their protective flora and favor development of bad bacteria. (Just like sugar and processed food creates leaky human guts.)<br><br>
Our raw milk source has a very interesting answer regarding sugar digestion and cows which includes the following:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I found out that it couldn't be from the cows. They are not fed any gluten grains. They are on organic alphalfa, haylage? (they said it is the dried stuff they were grazing on in the fields) and oats. I am pretty sure that the gluten came from eating lettuce wraps at a place that made them on the same counter they make sandwiches.
 

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The lettuce wraps sound like the most likely culprit. There are probably crumbs everwhere, and then when they put the lettuce down, it picked them up.<br><br>
I rarely eat out because of the cross-contamination risk. I have had good luck at Outback, though...ate there many times with no problem <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought that babies only reacted to gluten via breast milk when the mother had a leaky gut. Unless your source has a bunch of unhealthy, leaky gutted cows, I think the milk will be ok. I feel your pain though in trying to figure out where the gluten came from . . .</div>
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I don't recall the gliadin in breastmilk study saying that. Have you read some new research I haven't?
 
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