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."