Fresh goat's milk for infants: Myths and realities a review

Sangita Basnet, Michael Schneider, Avihu Gazit, Gurpreet Mander, Allan Doctor

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Abstract

Many infants are exclusively fed unmodified goat's milk as a result of cultural beliefs as well as exposure to false online information. Anecdotal reports have described a host of morbidities associated with that practice, including severe electrolyte abnormalities, metabolic acidosis, megaloblastic anemia, allergic reactions including life-threatening anaphylactic shock, hemolytic uremic syndrome, and infections. We describe here an infant who was fed raw goafs milk and sustained intracranial infarctions in the setting of severe azotemia and hypernatremia, and we provide a comprehensive review of the consequences associated with this dangerous practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e973-e977
JournalPediatrics
Volume125
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Goat's milk
  • Hypernatremia
  • Infant feeding

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