“There’s just an inherent risk in feeding your children raw milk that you can’t ― you can’t ― ignore.”
That’s what one mother told Oregon Public Broadcasting this week.
Jill, who asked not to be identified on-air, described the ordeal that her two-year-old daughter has had to endure since becoming sick from raw milk.
“She had strokes early on and pressure in the brain, and most recently had emergency surgery to remove some dead bowel and colon. And now has an ostomy, that will get reversed in six to eight weeks,” Jill told OPB News.
Jill’s child’s illness is part of an outbreak at an Oregon farm whose raw milk is the suspected source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 19 has now been associated with two more foodborne illness victims. Health officials also repoted that two adults who had consumed raw milk from Foundation Farm had contracted infections from two different pathogens – Campylobacter and Cryptosporidium.