Doctor's Note

Today is the first of a three-video series on the latest evidence implicating bovine casomorphin in apnea, crib death (see Cow’s Milk Casomorphin and Crib Death), and autism (see Cow’s Milk Casomorphin and Autism). 

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Today is the first of a three-video series on the latest evidence implicating bovine casomorphin in apnea, crib death, and autism–stay tuned! In the meantime, help yourself to the 49 other videos on dairy, 44 videos on child health, and hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects.

    • HemoDynamic

      There is a reason I get up every morning and watch your videos first. . . They save lives!!!!  My patients lives!
      As always, keep up the great work!

    • nadav

      Hi Michael
      So you are suggesting to avoid cow milk baby formula?
      what should we pay attention in a vegetarian formula?
      Thank you in advance

      • The best food for infants is breast milk followed by a transition to whole foods appropriately prepared given the infants age. Most young mother’s I encounter tell me their doctors recommend avoiding cow’s milk until age 2. I would extend that indefinitely as I see no data to support it’s use when adequate calories are available from healthier alternatives. It is important to work with your physicians in deciding what alternatives are most appropriate as far as non-dairy formula’s. PCRM’s Nutrition for Kids is an excellent resource for older children. Unfortunately I haven’t seen a good resource for infants who are not able to be breast fed.

        • jodi

          What if breast feeding is not an option?

          • mommy

            Donor milk

          • I agree that using donor milk is an option for women who for whatever reason are unable to breast feed. Although we like to think we can “engineer” a replacement product as good as the original product we are certainly not there yet. However if donor milk is unavailable you should work with a knowledgeable health care professional.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also be sure to check out my associated blog post Cow’s Milk Casomorphin, Crib Death, and Autism!

  • Alexandria Wyatt

    I feel like this is so situational… maybe I’m a biased advocate for raw, organic milk, but I’d like to have more details before I jump to the conclusion that milk is bad for babies (which seems to be the message this video gives.) Where does the milk come from? Is this the ONLY kid they’ve experimented with? Was he just allergic to milk or lactose intolerant? 7-10% is ALOT of kids, but what type of milk are they drinking? Milk from cows who stand in their own shit all day and eat nothing but genetically modified feed that is completely different from their natural diet?

    Okay, I’ll get off my soap box now… lol.

  • john tiffany

    Since there is no fiber in mothers milk, why aren’t most babies constipated?

    • Lisa

      Human Brest milk adjusts to the human baby’s needs.

  • How about adult apnea (or snoring) ? Could a plant-based diet help reduce snoring?