Cow's Milk Research Paper

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Are you sure infants consume cow’s milk? People who have been taught that cow’s milk is the "perfect food" for human, and especially for infants. Also, they are urged through advertisement that "Milk is a Natural," "Everybody Needs Milk,”. The mass of people are swayed by advertizing. They are not unaware that cow’s milk has affected their infants. Many medical doctors and nutritionists are now saying that cow's milk is not healthy for human consumption, and that it can lead to many serious diseases such as iron deficiency anemia, cow’s milk protein allergy and apnea. So the best milk for infant is mother’s milk because your baby gets the best nutrition possible grows and develops .In my opinion, infants should not consume cow’s milk that…show more content…
Cow’s milk may be dangerous for infants because of its composition. Composition of cow’s milk contains water, fat, protein, lactose and mineral. Water is a major component and it is a medium to fat and protein dispersed and water is the solvent of lactose, water-soluble vitamins and minerals in milk (ecoursesonline website). Fat is the main source of energy and complex mixture of lipids (ecoursesonline website). Protein contain about 3.25% consists of several types of proteins that can be divided into two main groups; the groups include casein and whey or serum proteins and casein is the most 2.6% (ecoursesonline website). Lactose is the main carbohydrate of milk (ecoursesonline website). Mineral in cow’s milk have calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and…show more content…
Cow’s milk is often described as nature’s most wholesome food. Cow’s milk contains most of the same composition as human milk; however, these compositions are not in the same amounts. For example, humans have the most advanced brains of all species on earth, therefore human milk has evolved into having high levels of PUFAs or polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially linoleic acid) which is responsible for the rapid brain development (onegreenplanet website). Cow’s milk, on the other hand, contains significantly lower amounts of PUFAs, but higher levels of saturated fats, which contribute to rapid body building. Therefore it should come as no surprise that cow’s milk has double the amount of protein than human milk because cows double their size in 45 days, while humans take 180 days for the same growth. In addition to the difference in the amount of protein in cow’s milk when compared to human milk, there are also major differences in the composition of this protein. There are two important proteins in milk: Casein and Whey. Cow’s milk has twenty times more casein, which puts a huge pressure on human digestion as it coagulates and forms dense curds that are adapted for the four tiered stomach digestive apparatus of a cow. Human milk, on the other hand, is made up of sixty to eighty percent more whey than casein which is easier to digest for our stomachs (onegreenplanet

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