I am 6 months pregnant and have discovered a wonderful farm up the road who sells cow shares. My husband and I went and visited and they are very nice people that take great care of their cows (everything is very clean!). I am torn though about whether I should start drinking raw milk 6 months into my pregnancy or if I should just wait until the baby is born to start. I am a bit nervous about disease and infection and introducing raw milk now, but would love to have the benefits of raw milk. My husband thinks maybe I should just wait. Do you all have any thoughts on the matter? I am a first time mom so that always adds to the apprehension! Thanks so much!!
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2011 18:40:48 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
I personally don't worry about it but I am also milking my own cows. I have drank(drunk ) raw milk through my last 4 pregnancies. I think it is the only thing that got me through the last one with enough protein intake (twins) and that was crucial for me to carry them to term. I drank almost a gallon/day. There are 64 gr of protein in 1/2 gallon of milk.
The only thing you would really have to worry about because of your pregnancy is listeria. Casually ask the farmer if he would be willing to have the milk tested if it truly bothers you that much.
Frankly, if you have seen the milking area, cows, and wouldn't worry about it if you weren't pregnant, then it wouldn't make a difference to me.
Rachel Klessig Wife to Matt MOM (Mommy Of Many) to Danial, Jacob, Isaac, Clara, Sarah, and twin girls Anna and Emma
Thanks for your input Rachel! I am tending to lean toward your way of thinking, but have yet to fully convince my husband. I did look at the TOK first before I posted (but thanks for posting that barnydhppy), but was hoping to get a few more opinions on the matter of introducing the milk 6 months into my pregnancy . Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Any ideas on how to convince a semi-skeptical husband?!
Amazingly.....our grandmothers and great grandmothers (and those before them) drank raw milk (sometimes with no refrigeration ) long before todays usual offering: dead milk that is found in the stores. If you know the cows are disease-free, and the milking practices/containers are clean, then there's no worries, mate! Janene
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