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I've been looking into switching to Raw milk on and off again for a few years now. We've been using Rice Milk in cereal an cooking for about 2 or 3 years now. I think this is better than milk in the store, but the sugar level in it bothers me too.<br><br>
So can you use Raw Milk in recipes and cooking/baking like anything else? Does it last the same amount of time or go bad faster?<br><br>
I am just scared to try it as I am bf and wouldn't want to make baby sick or me or rest of the family either.<br><br>
If we don't really drink milk, is it even necessary to have it?<br>
I'm so confused<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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One of the things that I like about using raw milk isn't just the rawness, but everything else that goes along with it. In order to be certified to sell raw milk, a farm must generally be organic, grassfed, hormone and antibiotic free, free range, all those good things. The grassfed part is huge - corn isn't much better than cardboard nutritionally, so how can cows make nutrient-high milk when they have none of the building blocks for it? I also like the supporting local farms aspect.<br><br>
Baking with raw milk is fine - but you're right that you'll lose the rawness of it. All the other good things about it will still be there though.<br><br>
Some benefits of the rawness of raw milk is the increased digestibility.<br><br>
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A gallon of fresh raw milk that has been cooled properly will last 2 weeks in a cold fridge before starting to turn sour. Go to <a href="http://www.realmilk.com" target="_blank">www.realmilk.com</a> and download the powerpoint presentation. It has the stats on how the vitamin and mineral content of milk is affected once its been pasteurized. I believe that raw milk is definitely much better than pasteurized. We can't switch back now that we've gone raw. My son has itchy skin and stuffy nose with pasteurized milk now so its raw or nothing for us.<br><br>
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We looooove raw milk. I'm nursing and pregnant and have no problems drinking it. Not only is it so good for you, it's soooo yummy, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I just started drinking raw goats milk about a month ago... and let me tell you I FEEL GREAT. It has helped my allergies tremedously. I am no longer wheezing all the time due to hay fever. I am not brave enough yet to give it to my ds (he's only 10 months old now) but I wont ever give him the other white stuff for sure. When he switches, it will be to raw goats milk.
 

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We get raw milk whenever possible. I am tandem nursing and my 18 m.o. and 3 y.o. drink the raw milk as well. I like the taste and I know there was a study done with pasteurized breast milk showing that it was far less beneficial than unheated breast milk...so I figure cow milk is similar.<br><br>
I wouldn't recommend rice milk--it is very processed and sugary and doesn't naturally contain many nutrients. I'd say make your own almond milk instead if you want a non-dairy "milk".
 

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You should absolutely do your research on this one. Raw milk is absolutely wonderful and healthful for you and your family. There is alot of confusion about the safety of raw milk. A good dairy is perfectly safe to buy raw milk from and it will not make you sick. It is even tolerable for people who are "lactose intolerant" meaning they cannot handle pasteurized, homogenized milk. A good place to start would be <a href="http://www.mercola.com" target="_blank">www.mercola.com</a> or Weston A Price foundation. Here is a link you may find interesting <a href="http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive_show_message.php?celiacnews+60" target="_blank">http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive_show_...?celiacnews+60</a>
 
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