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Eating Unpasteurized Milk Products
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can , unpasteurized, fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus? I know unpasteurized milk and cheese should be avoided .
Does kimchi need to be pasteurized before eating if pregnant? Whole foods has a natural unpasteurized kimchi it sells & i'd like to buy it. Am 12 weeks
See below: Given how kimchi is made you might want to avoid it while pregnant unless you are sure it is infection free. ...Read more
Heat: Cooking does kill listeria, so if cheese was cooked at high enough heat, you should be okay. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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