Friday, April 27, 2007

Interesting Milk News

I was perusing the Dr. Greene website, and came across this interesting information, which is great to know since we will be starting Kyle on whole milk in just another 2-months

Preventing Colds With The Right Milk

Giving children milk that contains Lactobacillus appears to decrease the rate and severity of respiratory infections, according to a study in the June 2, 2001 issue of the British Medical Journal. Healthy children between the ages of 1 and 6 who attended daycare were randomly assigned to receive regular milk or Lactobacillus milk over the 7 months of the study. The children drank an average of 8-9 ounces per day. The study was carried out in 18 different daycares. Those who got the Lactobacillus milk missed daycare due to illness 11% fewer times. They had 17% fewer complicated respiratory illnesses, and needed 19% fewer courses of antibiotics. The evidence that beneficial bacteria can prevent infections continues to grow. Probiotic milk products and active culture yogurts are an easy way to replenish these beneficial bacteria.

1 comment:

tehnyit said...

Hey Fiona,

Our experience has shown that when our child is sick with an respiratory infection like the common cold, we stop him from drink cows milk and direct him to drink other forms of milk like rice milk. We have noticed that he recovers a lot faster than other kids that keeps on drinking cows milk during their bout of the flu.

Keep up the informative post.

BTW, I came across your blog while research a post for my blog on baby recipes.

Tehn Yit Chin