Bovine casomorphin from cow’s milk is suspected to increase the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome, or crib death) based on the elevated blood levels in babies suffering acute life-threatening events, and their relative inability to clear it from their systems.
Nota del Doctor
For an introduction to bovine casomorphin, see Cow’s Milk-Induced Infant Apnea. This three-part video series on the so-called “milk-apnea effect” concludes with a discussion of the role this morphine-like compound may play in other conditions, including autism, in Cow’s Milk Casomorphin and Autism. Casomorphins are also mentioned in my video, Is Milk and Mucus A Myth?