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?
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
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.
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)?
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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