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Doctor insights on: Eating Unpasteurized Milk Products

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What could happen if you give a baby unpasteurized milk?

What could happen if you give a baby unpasteurized milk?

Infection: Pasteurization techniques eliminate much of the worry over passing germs from the cow udder to a child or adult. A variety of germs can be present in the initial product, either from the skin or within the udder & not be visible during collection. The germs can feed of the components & reproduce in great numbers.A gastroenteritis caused by such germs is worrisome in infants who dehydrate quickly. ...Read more

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Unpasteurized Milk Products (Definition)

Milk that is pasteurized has undergone a special process of heating that kills harmful bacteria in the milk. Almost all milk that is sold in grocery stores in the United States is pasteurized. Unpasteurized milk (such as milk freshly milked from a cow), may contain bacteria that may be harmful to pregnant ...Read more


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Can , unpasteurized, fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus? I know unpasteurized milk and cheese should be avoided .

Can   , unpasteurized,  fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus?  I know unpasteurized milk and cheese   should be avoided .

Be safe: If you are cleaning, peeling, and squeezing the fresh oranges yourself, the risk is probably low. If, however, you are not directly controlling the preparation, you should probably avoid pasteurized drinks during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are raw unpasteurized eggs dangerous?

Are raw unpasteurized eggs dangerous?

Salmonella: Raw eggs may carry salmonella and cause infection with this bug, it not properly cooked. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of pasteurized vs. Unpasteurized dairy products?

What is the benefit of pasteurized vs. Unpasteurized dairy products?

Infections: Pasteurized milk prevents infections that may be carried in milk, including tb, e coli, campylobacter etc. ...Read more

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Can you eat unpasteurized cheese that is thoroughly cooked while pregnant?

Can you eat unpasteurized cheese that is thoroughly cooked while pregnant?

Heat: Cooking does kill listeria, so if cheese was cooked at high enough heat, you should be okay. ...Read more

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What harm can unpasteurized cheeses do to a 29 week fetus, but i don't eat it often maybe once a month.

What harm can unpasteurized cheeses do to a 29 week fetus, but i don't eat it often maybe once a month.

Consider listeria: Listeria monocytogenes is a germ known to be found in unpasteurized milk products (cheese). During pregnancy mother can become infected or colonized by the germ. It can cause fetal infection, miscarriage, still birth or a pervasive infection evident in the newborn period. In some cases the mother can become infected but have a normal pregnancy, but the risk remains. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink unpasteurized OJ while nursing?

Is it safe to drink unpasteurized OJ while nursing?

Dilute frozen OJ : For a nursing mother the most economical and safest thing is to reconstitute with safe water and use. You can squeeze your own but it,s more expensive and time consuming. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to drink unpasteurized juices while pregnant?

Is it safe for me to drink unpasteurized juices while pregnant?

No, not safe: No, it's not safe. Look here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/foodborne/juice_spotlight.Htm. ...Read more

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What's better for an 18 month old pasteurized or unpasteurized?

Pasteurized: Pasteurization kills germs! Some nutrients can be reduced or lost but some awfully nasty germs are killed too. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasteurization When you do research check both sides of the issue. Consider the source! It the page is ad-free good. When checking studies, sometimes the ones they say support a view turn out to have only a few subjects which is not enough. ...Read more

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