In the recent volume of AAP News is an article entitled, “advis[ing] families against giving children unpasteurized [raw] milk.” The article could not be clearer in its warning:

Raw or unpasteurized milk can transmit many serious infectious diseases to children. Furthermore, there are no documented health benefits associated with ingestion of unpasteurized milk or milk products. Therefore, the Academy advises that children should receive only pasteurized milk products.

Other Raw Milk Outbreaks:

California 2008 – Campylobacter

Vermont 2008 – E. coli O157:H7

Connecticut 2008 – E. coli O157:H7

Missouri 2008 – E. coli O157:H7

California 2006 – E. coli O157:H7

For those who want a bit more information on Raw Milk, see "The History of Raw Milk."  I would also urge you to review "Raw Milk Pros" and "Raw Milk Cons."

  • Can we rely on what this organization has to say 100% ? I just get so confused with ALL the info out there. milk milk..raw milk…soy milk….we just lost our youngest to cancer and have adopted a more wholesome life style as a result…and it is soooo much work to even be moderately healthy. I have lost faith in our pediatrician with his cavalier and obtuse attitude toward any of our concerns..
    thanks for your blog

  • The AAP also recommends statins for eight year olds with high cholesterol and low fat milk for babies. So much for the AAP’s reliance on science and objectivity.