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Doctor insights on: Anthrax Milk

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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 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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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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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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Rotavirus, and varicella vaccines contain fetal bovine serum. dtap, hebb, ipv, and typhoid vaccines contain bovine casein. what can vegans do?

Rotavirus, and varicella vaccines contain fetal bovine serum. dtap, hebb, ipv, and typhoid vaccines contain bovine casein. what can vegans do?

Overall picture best: While there is discussion in the vegan community about vaccines containing animal products, most people agree that there are some situations where there is no "vegan" alternative, and it is OK to do the "non-vegan" thing. This is one of them. The benefit of vaccines is proven. They are worth it. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What is "raw" milk considered as? Whole milk? Skimmed milk? 1%? 2%?

Whole milk: Raw milk is considered whole milk. Doctors do not recommend drinking raw milk because there is risk of infection if milk is not pasteurized. ...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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Does the whooping cough vaccine transmit to infant through breastmilk?

Does the whooping cough vaccine transmit to infant through breastmilk?

No: In order to give the infant protection from the vaccine being given to you, it would have to have been given while the baby was inside, in utero. Now, the baby can get immunity through his/her own vaccination only. Of course, you and any caregiver who comes in close contact with baby should have updated vaccine. That is, anyone holding the baby. ...Read more

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Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

No such restrictions: Dairy products are not harmful to patients with Cancer unless they are overweight, in which case we try to minimize dairy product use in order to lose weight. Over-weight is not good for anyone including patients with cancer. As such patients with Cancer are allowed to drink milk, especially reduced fat type of milk is good for their nutrition. ...Read more

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Can cows provide milk without being pregnant?

Can cows provide milk without being pregnant?

Bovine: No. But the farmers can continue to milk them well after their calf has stopped nursing from them. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Milk: Formula is not appropriate for a 2 year old, and unpasteurized milk increases the risk of Listeria infection. Organic whole milk gets my vote. ...Read more

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In canada we can start cows milk at 9 months.. I started giving my baby cows milk to substitute it gradually with breastmilk. Is cows milk ok?

In canada we can start cows milk at 9 months.. I started giving my baby cows milk to substitute it gradually with breastmilk. Is cows milk ok?

Cow's Milk: Cow's milk is not recommended by the american academy of pediatrics for children under 1 year old. Infants fed whole cow's milk don't get enough vitamin e, iron, and essential fatty acids. They also get too much protein, sodium, and potassium. These levels may be too high for the infant's system to handle. Also, whole cow's milk protein and fat are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb. ...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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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