Is Dairy Making Your Child Ill? (Green & Natural Mamas Bloghop)

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

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Starting this week, I will be featuring one post from the previous week’s Green & Natural Mamas Bloghop. This week, the featured post is:

Is Dairy Making Your Child Ill? by Christine of African Babies Don’t Cry


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Here is an excerpt from this informative and thought provoking post:

For the past fifty years milk has been idealised as the perfect food, without it we will not grow big and strong. It even has its food group in the dieticians food pyramid. But, is dairy the perfect food it is touted to be? Or, is it merely a marketing scheme by the multi-billion dollar dairy industry.

No other species, other than humans and their domesticated pets drink the milk of another species. Milk is the perfect food, but it is species specific. Human milk is the perfect food for human babies. Cows milk is a perfect food for calves.

It is most bizarre, unnatural and unhealthy to drink cows milk, and I will give you all the facts here.

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1 Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network March 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

Hi Charise and thanks so much for hosting!
This week I posted a feature on LIVING INTENTIONALLY and a post on the 10 SUPERFOODS TO EAT THIS SPRING and a post MARCH: ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN PLANNER and LIVING ON LESS: HOW TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS BY FOCUSING ON LESS. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them!
Some of you may know I also host a linky,-although still in its early days- and am seeking even more wonderful creative women to come and share their beautiful posts there too! It’s called Seasonal Celebration and can be found at Natural Mothers Network http://naturalmothersnetwork.com
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2 JDaniel4's Mom March 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

So many people have trouble with dairy.
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3 Christine @ African Babies Don't Cry March 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Thanks so much for featuring this post of mine Charise! Im totally honoured :)
This post is very close to my heart, I really do feel strongly about the dairy myth and have had such success in my own health by cutting it out.
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4 Brenna @ Almost All The Truth March 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I am so undecided about milk. I have heard the arguments for and against drinking cow’s milk, and the arguments for and against raw milk. Definitely food for thought. ;)
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5 Tiffany (NatureMom) March 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Such a tough one for me. We recently went paleo but can’t seem to give up dairy. Right now its just a small bit of cheese and dairy though, not much considering what we used to consumer. Hopefully someday we can cut it out entirely.
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6 Good Girl Gone March 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Cheese was the last to go for me. I personally think milk is not for human consumption. I do not like the fact that calfs are usually taken from their mom, so we can drink their milk and the calfs get the milk that can’t be used for humans. And it is true that the calcium from milk depletes our bones which I didn’t know until I watched “Got the facts on milk”, and that just confirmed why I choose not to drink milk or consume any dairy products. The dairy industry is so very powerful. They have brainwashed us all- in my opinion. Also, most soy product aren’t really that healthy. You are better off with almond or coconut alternatives. Thanks for sharing this article!
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7 Danyelle Franciosa March 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

What a great provoking article, this is so true. Breastmilk is the best for babies not cow’s milk. When I became a mother soon I will probably breast feed my baby for a healthy one. Thanks for this great information, every Mom should read this.
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8 Karoline November 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

My son is 17 months old now and on whole (cow’s) milk – I would be nursing now but had many many issues in the beginning (nursed exclusively for the first 6 months and stopped nursing around 11 months). I’ve noticed that he is starting to have a pretty severe case of eczema, which my mother-in-law is sure it’s from the milk. About to move out to the country and plan on getting some nanny goats. I’m curious what this writer has to say about unpasteurized goat’s milk as an alternative. Get’s me thinking about the subject.

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