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Hello! I'm new here, not pregnant but looking forward to being in the next few years! I'm wanting to make positive changes in my diet and was looking for guidance or opinions on the subject of milk. I have heard many conflicting views and "scientific reports" done. I'm just not sure what I think. I love milk, everything milk! But I do realize the industry and inhumane treatment of animals has taken a turn for the worst. So is milk (good milk) good or bad? Thanks for helping!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hello! I'm new here, not pregnant but looking forward to being in the next few years! I'm wanting to make positive changes in my diet and was looking for guidance or opinions on the subject of milk. I have heard many conflicting views and "scientific reports" done. I'm just not sure what I think. I love milk, everything milk! But I do realize the industry and inhumane treatment of animals has taken a turn for the worst. So is milk (good milk) good or bad? Thanks for helping!!!</div>
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Pasteurized milk = body BAD.<br><br>
Raw milk = body GOOD. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
For some good information regarding milk, check out <a href="http://www.realmilk.com" target="_blank">Real Milk</a>.<br><br>
Also, if all you can get ahold of is pasteurized milk, try to find non-homogenized milk (Trader Joe's carries it), or only use milk to make things like yogurt and kefir (then at least you'll be getting the beneficial probiotics from it. Alone though, in a glass, pasteurized/homogenized milk is not healthy for you even if it's organic. HTH <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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well, you'll get lots of different responses on this subject because of so many different opinions. i would agree w/ pp about raw milk = body good based only on the fact that it's raw but i don't drink cows milk at all so my advice to you is to research, research, research and then decide based on how <b>you</b> feel after.<br><br>
good luck.
 

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aside from raw being beneficial, I feel it depends on our bodies constitution and we all need to choose a diet to meet our specific needs.
 

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My opinion is on the bad side, simply because I think it's not logical to drink milk after weaning, particularly the milk of the mother of another species. We have no physical need for it.<br><br>
- Krista
 

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I agree with the pp. There is no biological need for drinking milk after weaning. We don't drink it in our house. That said, if you were to decide to make it a part of your diet I would only recommend raw. It has all of the enzymes intact and is far more digestible. It also doesn't have alot of the nasty side effects that store bought milk does. You can try, and see. I know that I didn't cut it until I lost all aminal products and realized how much better I felt. As an experiment I tried to incorporate raw milk back into our diets with BAD results. We just don't do well on it-which is just fine for us! There are far better sources of calcium out there.
 

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Human milk for human babies...Cow milk for cow babies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
That being said, I buy my dd organic cow milk because she likes it and she's going to drink milk at school anyway. I much prefer soy milk, but my nursling is allergic to soy, so I can't have it.<br><br>
Right now, as of yesterday, I'm dairy-free other than yogurt.<br><br>
I agree that you have to figure out what is right for your body. We all have very different needs.
 

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Have you tried nut and seed milks? We LOVE almond milk and sunflower seed milk. My kids are now chugging down sunflower seed milk that I blended with strawberries. YUM!
 

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I agree with the majority. Cow milk is for cow babies and human milk is for human babies. But if you are going to drink cow milk it should be raw. You have to be careful with raw milk though and be sure to get it from a reputable source. It is illegal in some states to sell raw milk so you have to purchase it for your "animals" (it is legal to sell it for animal use). Cultures all over the world for thousands of years have drank raw milk and have thrived.
 

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<b>AMEN!</b>
 

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Thank you all for your thoughts and opinions. I love reading the threads on this website, I really respect what you gals have to say! I have found a source of raw milk from a church family I know. I will also continue to pray about my food choices and of course, everything in moderation!!! Thanks again!<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 have no idea where to buy raw milk around here. Where do you find such information?
 
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