Choosing baby milks in the UK is not proving easy for us. So far we’ve run on a store of ‘formula’ milk powder we brought over from Manila.
I asked my mother today what milk she used in the 1950s for us lot. She said we all had cow’s milk raw from aged three months, and thrived on it. Just imagine, what with all the propaganda against dairy products, that they are sufficiently nutritious to raise babies with nothing else required. No wonder big business got the media to convince everyone something so cheap as cow’s milk could not possibly feed their babes to the exclusion of all else. Yet not long ago that’s all many babies had.
That’s how powerful the food industry is. The media eliminates the competition by blacking dairy products and other simple non-processed foods at every opportunity, and everyone then forks out hundreds of pounds for powdered milk which is no better than what’s available for pence if you live in the countryside. As soon as the kids are moving on from the formula milk, the ads persuade them to consume soft drinks, which make vast profits with 1000% margins while raising diabetic rates and obesity. We juice apples every day in a juicer. Nothing comes anything close to the taste. Most people don’t even pick the apples on their trees any more. They can be juiced and deep frozen in an outside building or garage, where it’s cold most of the time, keeping power usage to a minimum. Healthy living is really cheaper, if only people think about it.
Tap I spent years farming with all livestock. I have to say of all the milk available one stands out above all others and we used it regular– goats milk.
It’s the only milk you can feed to other animals.
We used to milk the goats for about 8 months them give them a rest. We used the milk for ourselves and froze loads in 12 freezers. Then from February every year we bought orphand lambs and fed them on the stored milk.
What’s good enough for baby sheep is good enough for baby humans.