My children are artificial. I did not have milk in a week after giving birth. The children grew up in mixtures, but when the question arose of switching to cow’s milk – I sounded the alarm!
Every year, 700 million tons of cow’s milk are produced worldwide. Naturally, the producers of the main issue is its implementation. The variety of dairy products in stores is amazing.
More recently, many did not know what yogurt is, and now they do not think of breakfast without it. Meanwhile, there is a big difference between whole cow’s milk and its derivatives.
Eating the milk itself is not as beneficial as fermented milk products.
How to figure out – where is the use and where is the harm? How to feed a child, if it is still believed that high-quality and high-fat milk grows into strong healthy children? Similar questions swelled in my head and I tried to find answers to them.
When consuming cow’s milk for food, we must take into account that it was created in order to feed the calf. The composition of cow’s milk is close to human, but it is still different from him.
In skimmed milk, there are no vitamins, since all useful trace elements dissolve in fat. Hence we conclude that the benefits of skim milk are questionable.
Many parents, because of the absence of mother’s milk, prefer to feed the cows. This can not be done. Cow’s milk contains a very large amount of calcium and phosphorus, much more than is needed for a child of the first year of life.
Excess calcium and phosphorus is excreted through the kidneys, which creates an unnecessary burden on the urinary system. Parents need to be more attentive to the health of their baby, very often due to improper feeding and the introduction of whole milk in the diet, kidney stones appear in children.
Pediatricians recommend, in case of shortage of mother’s milk, to use the mixture, they are usually adapted and have in their composition all the necessary trace elements.
And my mother told me that I grew up on cow’s milk, and my children will grow up. I tried to convey to her the information that I owned at that time, but she did not hear my arguments. I gave up.
We introduced cow’s milk into the diet, but a month later the children started having rashes. A dermatologist told us that this is probably from milk. Of course, I immediately removed it from the diet of children.
When the kids were one year old, I again began to drive milk into the diet. Started with milk porridges, then just poured into bottles.
Kids sucked him with great pleasure. Everything has its time, as they say.
Instead of milk – kefir!
Speaking about the benefits and harms of cow’s milk, it is necessary to clarify that for its processing in the body must be lactase – an enzyme that helps to properly digest this product.
In children up to a year, lactase is very small, so you should not give the child whole cow milk. After the first year of life and further lactase becomes more, the milk is already able to digest, less harm to the body.
What happened to my children clearly confirms the above. Until the year it was very difficult for them to process whole milk, and then it went with a bang!
Did you know that in adulthood, when old age approaches, lactase stops producing again? This fact must be taken into account by our grandparents in order to avoid unpleasant sensations after taking milk for food.
Quite different is the situation with fermented milk products. They have a beneficial effect on the body at any age, for their digestion there is no need for lactase.
Therefore, from 6 months I gave babies homemade kefir, natural yoghurt, made curds.
Nature arranged that we do not need milk after the feeding period, but dairy products made from high-quality cow or goat milk can provide the body with everything necessary and protect the digestive tract from diseases.
So, if you watch your diet and the nutrition of your children, eat more sour milk products!
And you gave the kids milk up to the year?