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Friday, March 11, 2011

Do Children Need Cow’s Milk?


Q:Do children need cow’s milk?

We choose not to feed cow’s milk to our child.


Today, we went to see our son’s pediatrician for our son’s 2 year checkup.

He said your son looks very healthy. However, at first he was concerned about him getting enough calcium since we told him that we ate a rawfood & vegan diet. Thank you for being concerned about us!

He said he would give us a chart that explained the calcium levels found in various foods.After our son’s blood test result, the doctor gave us a copy of the calcium chart.

Here is the chart our doctor gave us.
http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=45#foodchart
The source is from this website.
http://whfoods.com/

Regarding this calcium chart:
The calcium in cow’s milk is high, however, various greens are also high in calcium similar to cow’s milk.
  • Cow’s milk (2%) 1 cup includes 296.70 mg calcium.
  • Spinach boiled 1 cup includes 244.80 mg calcium.
  • Collard greens boiled 1 cup includes 226.10 mg calcium.
Since we eat a rawfood diet, we do not cook vegetables. Raw vegetables are better than cooked since raw foods have all of their enzymes, vitamins, and phytonutrients intact, all of which are destroyed by cooking (heating foods above 115 deg. F). We enjoy a diet high in green leafy vegetables which have the highest amounts of minerals per calorie of any type of food. We feed our child green smoothies every day, which includes lots of collard, kale, or spinach. In addition, we eat raw nuts, seeds, seaweeds, and various superfoods. We are sure that our child is super healthy from his healthy raw food diet, and is healthier since he doesn’t drink milk. Dairy products are mucus forming, and are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Milk is high in protein and has been found to actually leach calcium from the body. That is why the countries with the highest milk consumption have the highest rates of osteoporosis.

We reviewed the chart the doctor gave us, and he finally realized that our choice of not feeding cow’s milk to our child is great. He said “You are right! There is no problem with not feeding your son cow’s milk. Your son is super healthy! Keep doing what you are doing!”

Actually, our son only sees his pediatrician for regular checkups, since he is always healthy. The checkups are always routine and there is never anything seriously wrong. And we are happy that our son is healthy, since our health is the most important thing to life.

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