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Benefits of raw or goat's milk?

Hi! I just joined a CSA and it offers both raw and goats milk. I've never had either. Are there any benefits? Currently we just do Horizon organic and I am off dairy because it bothers my nursling. Thanks!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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DS1 loves goat mill. She asks for it at least once a week.
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Re: Benefits of raw or goat's milk?

http://www.realmilk.com/rawmilkoverview.html This should help you with the raw cow's milk. We drink it and DH is a scientist and looked into it before we started and couldn't find a reason not to drink it. I was raised on it for a while too.
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http://www.realmilk.com/rawmilkoverview.html This should help you with the raw cow's milk. We drink it and DH is a scientist and looked into it before we started and couldn't find a reason not to drink it. I was raised on it for a while too.
Thanks for the link!
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Raw milk makes AMAZING homemade yogurt!
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Re: Benefits of raw or goat's milk?

I was first intimidated by raw milk but after reading up on it, it is so fun and tastes great! You can make homemade cottage cheese, cream cheese, butter, mozzarella, you name it!! : ) Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions cookbook has excellent information and recipes.
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We love our raw cow's milk. Read The Untold Story of Milk if you want an in-depth study on its benefits. SO good for you.

ETA: it's important to do your homework on the cows / goats that are producing the milk you'd be drinking. There are certain types and breeds that are better and less riskier in regards to illness than others.
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Re: Benefits of raw or goat's milk?

I second reading The Untold Story of Milk. It was fascinating.

DD (now 2 yrs) can't drink straight pasteurized milk but can do raw milk. I actually stopped nursing at 2 months with her and gave her soy formula because of a dairy intolerance issue. She does fine with other forms of processed dairy (yogurt, cheese) but can't drink it. I don't know how scientific it is but with my family she accidentally ingested about a cup of pasteurized milk and then had diarrhea (the normal result after drinking it) so I figure I'll be glad for the farmers market tomorrow so we can get some more milk for her!

Also, with DS I was avoiding dairy nursing as it was causing blood in his stool. He's either outgrown it, or raw milk is a miracle liquid because if I drink raw milk he has no problem.

I figure at this point in my life raw milk is something I'm willing to pay big bucks for. Maybe at another time we won't be able to or I won't be willing to, but for now every time I buy it I feel like I'm buying liquid gold it's so delicious.
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I second reading The Untold Story of Milk. It was fascinating.

DD (now 2 yrs) can't drink straight pasteurized milk but can do raw milk. I actually stopped nursing at 2 months with her and gave her soy formula because of a dairy intolerance issue. She does fine with other forms of processed dairy (yogurt, cheese) but can't drink it. I don't know how scientific it is but with my family she accidentally ingested about a cup of pasteurized milk and then had diarrhea (the normal result after drinking it) so I figure I'll be glad for the farmers market tomorrow so we can get some more milk for her!

Also, with DS I was avoiding dairy nursing as it was causing blood in his stool. He's either outgrown it, or raw milk is a miracle liquid because if I drink raw milk he has no problem.

I figure at this point in my life raw milk is something I'm willing to pay big bucks for. Maybe at another time we won't be able to or I won't be willing to, but for now every time I buy it I feel like I'm buying liquid gold it's so delicious.
Glad to hear that - I am interested in trying and seeing if it still bothers the baby
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Raw goats milk is awesome and the only thing that I will ever feed my kids/infants or drink myself! Your so fortunate that you have a place to get it.
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