Saturday, April 9, 2011

breastmilk.

I have a confession. I quite often sneak expressed breastmilk into North's 'babycinos', cereal and porridge. Although the immunological benefits of milk given to toddlers are still mostly unknown, it is at the very least an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and in my opinion, a much healthier alternative to cow's milk. I have mostly kept this to myself, as when it has come out in conversation most people usually gasp in disgust and horror.

But what disgusts and horrifies me is that those same people quite happily drink and eat cow's milk and dairy products. Milk from a totally different species. Milk, that is meant to sustain and develop baby cows. You know, four-legged, hairy beasts that are meant to grow to 1000 pounds and more. Milk, that is most often laden with pesticides, hormones, pus and antibiotics. Milk, that 75% of human beings worldwide have an intolerance to, often inducing and further irritating symptoms of asthma and bronchial infection.

For more about the harmful effects of cow's milk and dairy on humans please see this video below. Let's stop the stigmatisation of (extended) breastfeeding and begin to question why we think our own specie's milk is so revolting while we non-chalantly guzzle anothers.




Food for thought.

xo m.

7 comments:

messyfish said...

I am an extended breastfeeder, and even my mum giggles nervously when my 3 year old wants some breastmilk. She knows better, but it is an image that so many people are uncomfortable with. Lucky I dont give a damn what others think! (much...)

thejadeleaf said...

You go girl!! Love it. Couldn't agree more. Jade x

Erin said...

Excellent! I too "secretly" express a bit of breastmilk into my kid's cereal ... one of which is a very picky eater. Breastmilk is full of vitamins & minerals. It makes me feel good to know that my little ones are getting a "boost" of nature's best nutrition during their young developmental years :)

Kate said...

Wow, so true, thank you for this post. I am and my family is dairy free by choice and I truly believe there is no place for this food in the human diet. After all we are not baby calfs are we?

Isil Simsek said...

As a tandem feeding mum of a 4 year old and 1 year old,i second what you say.breastmilk is beneficial to all kids until they self wean.well done :)

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Michelle said...

Wow! Great video M! Thanks for posting.

xx

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