Earlier this week I created a post about whether milk is really good for us. My friend forwarded the link to his uncle who’s been a Paediatrician for 40 over years. His comments about milk, juice and more is as follows: –
Many thanks for that interesting article on milk consumption in the western world. I agree with the writer that the Dairy & Beef industry lobbyists have brain-washed the public through sleek advertisements and strong political influence on respective governments. As a Paediatrician my recommendation to the mothers is that they breast-feed as long as possible in the first year of life (cow’s milk is for the calf!). If for some reason not able to breast-feed give formula as second best choice. I advise cow’s milk only after the first year and limit consumption volume to 300 to 400 mls per day and concentrate on giving healthy table foods for most calories. We recommend whole ( full fat ) milk in the second year of life and then decrease fat content over the next couple of years to zero fat content. We strongly recommend veggies & fruits ( not sweetened juices because of sugar & lack of fibre ) and whole grain diet for plant-based protein. Alas with fast food influence and busy working parents our message often gets lost! P
lease send me the web-site of that article on my e-mail address.