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Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Goat vs cows milk: There is very high degree (92%) of similarity between cows milk and goats milk. So the short story is no. If one wanted to try an alternative type of milk, then mare's milk is much less cross reactive. ...Read more

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How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

Rare: Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk. The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely. Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

It depends: If you tolerate cow's milk, then enjoy it. Some folks are allergic and some folks are lactose intolerant. The anti-cow's milk militants tend to be militant vegetarians or animal-rights people, and there's little or no real science to support ordinary folks avoiding it. ...Read more

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Can someone with a bovine dairy allergy consume goat or sheep milk products?

Can someone with a bovine dairy allergy consume goat or sheep milk products?

Usually not : There is a high degree of cross reaction between cow, sheep and goat milk so they all should be avoided in cow milk allergic individuals. There is less likelihood of reaction to horse or camel milk. Consult an allergist for further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is rabies virus can harm kids if rabied cows milk consumed?

Is rabies virus can harm kids if rabied cows milk consumed?

Rabies: Cows milk does not spread rabies, not yet reported. Cattle can get rabies from bite of vampire rabid bats, they do not survive! ...Read more

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Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

No endorsement: I am not sure what you are asking since there is no question here. But medicine would be neutral on recommending one or the other products since both are fine and available. ...Read more

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Is rabies virus can harm kids if rabied cows milk consumed even after boiling of milk?

Is rabies virus can harm kids if rabied cows milk consumed even after boiling of milk?

No - it should be ok: Rabies in cattle is serious and a reason raw milk is considered risky. But heating it to even 140 deg f kills the virus - certainly boiling does. So, it should be safe with regard to the rabies virus. It's really good that you are interested in this sort of thing - have a great holiday season. ...Read more

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Is drinking human milk products go against vegan code?

Is drinking human milk products go against vegan code?

Yes: Vegans eat no animals or animal by-products, which milk is considered. ...Read more

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Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

NO: Question if soy milk is in the same group as "milk, yogurt, cheese" group. NO. Soy milk is soy based, which is a different protein than cow's milk protein. Traditional milk, yogurt, and cheese are made from cow's milk. All these have alternative to cow's milk, such as soy, almond, coconut, etc. ...Read more

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Is goat's milk better than cow's milk?

Is goat's milk better than cow's milk?

Not really: Some people feel that they tolerate goats milk better than cows milk. However, if you are lactose intolerant, you will be intolerant to both cow and goat milk. If you are sensitive to the protein in cows milk, causing bloating, constipation, and cramping, you will likely have the same problem with goats milk. Goats milk does not provide better nutrition for humans than cows milk. ...Read more

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Can legionella be transmitted through consumption of milk and milk products?

Can legionella be  transmitted through consumption of milk and milk products?

No: Legionella is mostly thought to be transmitted via exposure to contaminated fresh water, not dairy products. ...Read more

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Could human milk fortifier cause necrotizing enterocolitis?

Could human milk fortifier cause necrotizing enterocolitis?

NEC: They really don't know the cause. This site will give you more information, as well as risk factors. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001148.htm ...Read more

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Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

More palateable: Either formula will work, however, there is an issue with palatability of the infant to tolerate the formula. Thus, its a matter of trying out the formula. Historically the soy based formula is more popular and also less expensive and readily available. Rice formula tends to be sold in certains stores. ...Read more

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Is buffalo milk tolerable for cows milk allergy sufferers? Thanks

Is buffalo milk tolerable for cows milk allergy sufferers?
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Caution: There is a high degree of similarity between cow's milk and other mammalian milk including goat, sheep and water buffalo. Water buffalo milk is the source of buffalo mozzarella cheese eaten throughout the world. There is a case report of a milk allergic child who tolerated water buffalo milk, but a challenge like this should be done under the supervision of an allergist. ...Read more

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Is mother's milk tea helpful in stimulating milk supply?

Is mother's milk tea helpful in stimulating milk supply?

Yes: Mother's milk tea contins an herb called fenugreek. Fenugreek is helpful but you've got to drink lots of tea. Better yet, take fenugreek capsuls 2 caps 4 times per day till your milk supply improves. Frequent breast stimulation by putting your baby to breast or pumping at the same time helps too. ...Read more

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Is almond milk diary or same as dairy milk?

No: Almond milk is just a white liquid substitute for those who cannot tolerate dairy products (made from cows milk). It's similar to rice & soy milks in that water is added to finely ground almonds (or rice or soy etc) to make a milky white liquid. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/almond_milk. ...Read more