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A 52-year-old male asked:

Is tetra pack long shelf life cow milk as good for babies as fresh short shelf life cow milk? the tetra pack milk may have some preservatives in it.

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Dr. Marissa Chesney
General Practice 13 years experience
Maybe: From what I understand in the packaging of shelf-stable milk such as Tetra pack, there is no additional preservatives. The milk is ultra-pasteurized, and the packaging is sterile, allowing long-term storage without refrigeration. However, it is not recommended to start cow's milk products until your baby is at least 1 year old.
Last updated Sep 17, 2016
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