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Old Jan 14th, 2009, 20:28 PM   1
Babydearest
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Drinking milk?


I've heard that for some people, drinking cow milk during pregnancy, especially when both parents suffer from allergies could make the baby more prone to allergies. They said that cow milk should be replaced with soy milk to get calcium. Is this true?? Something or other about being lactose intolerant?



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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 00:48 AM   2
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iv never been told this if the mouther cant drink it ov dnt drink it but nope i was told to drink a paint of it a day to help bubs bones as if u are lacking they will take it from mouther any way but i dnt think soya milk has a lot of calcium in it any way. it has got to be pastrased milk thow



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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 04:29 AM   3
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So I have never heard this before.

I drank loads of cows milk throughout my 2 previous pregnancies, I have asthma and a dust allergy and cat fur allergy (and other small animals with fine hair eg rabbits, guinea pigs etc) oh and I am allergic to penicilin too. My 2 children have no known allergies apart from my youngest who is also allergic to penicilin (but this was no big surprise).

So from my experience, cows milk is fine not to mention delicious when added to ovaltine (which incidentally has loads of additional vitamins & minerals)!

One thing I do avoid is peanuts mind! My sister couldnt stop eating them throughout her 3 pregnancies and her eldest has a nut allergy and has to carry a shot of adrenilin incase he goes into anaphylactic shock. It can be pretty serious and not worth the risk.

She was not a milk drinker (cows or otherwise) and her middle daughter is lactose intolorant.

So I guess it just goes to show no matter how carefull we are allergys can happen anyway.



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 04:45 AM   4
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I heard that it was the other way round that Soy Milk could actually be quite harmful. I think its in the quantities that the Japanese have it though.



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 04:55 AM   5
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In my NHS pregnancy guide it says it is very good for you to drink milk. It says not to drink unpasturised milk as the pasturisation gets rid of all the nasties



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 06:12 AM   6
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Ok then. That clears up my confusion. I'm not sure where I heard it from...but I'm pretty sure some people have mentioned it to me. But if everyone's drinking milk then so will I



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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 06:51 AM   7
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Perhaps they meant milk straight from the cow?? Rather than pasturised cows milk??

Because in that case as Vici pointed out it must be pasturised to get rid of any 'nasties'



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 06:54 AM   8
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God, it's bad enough having to go without alcohol and ciggies - I don't think I could go 9 months without milk too!



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 09:12 AM   9
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I heard that it was the other way round that Soy Milk could actually be quite harmful. I think its in the quantities that the Japanese have it though.
In my experience, the Japanese didn't start drinking soy milk until about 2002 - at least, you couldn't buy soy milk at the supermarket until then. It has really increased in popularity since then though - is it a recent thing, do you think? I worry because if this is the case, then what about tofu (which in many ways is like pressed soy milk)?

Thanks!
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Old Jan 15th, 2009, 10:25 AM   10
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I am lactose intolerant and usually drink soy but that has rumors of being bad during pg so I'm drink quite a bit of lactose-free milk now. It is very good and has 50% value of calcium! Don't be drinking regular cows milk if you can't stomach it! It would make me miserable!



 
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