Hi Everyone. Am currently 21 weeks pregnant. I bought some whole organic milk to put on my cereal (Duchy organic milk) After I finished eating I read the lable out of boredom and it says it's unhomogenised milk. It IS pasturised.
I'm not sure if I should of had it, or if I need to seek emergency help, or if I can carry on?
Can anyone shed some light if this milk is safe during pregnancy? Thanks
coolski is right. Generally supermarket milk has been shaken (homogenised) and you don't get that little layer of cream on the surface. Which is a pity really
I don't why it's done though. Perhaps to make sure the bottle of milk has generally the same fat content as the one next to it on the shelf? But that's why semi skimmed is called semi skimmed, the cream has been "skimmed" off of the top - or at least that used to be the case.
www.wisegeek.com/what-is-homogenized-milk.htm - tells you what homogenised milk is. So your milk hasnt been treated like this and will separate out with the fat layer on the top. It isnt bad for you at all ans is perfectly safe in pregnancy.
Un homogenised is better for you. When the fat is mixed in it tricks your body into absorbing it. Unpasteurised is even better because a lot of nutrients and healthy bacteria are killed/removed by the heating process. Sadly in certain cases unpasteurised can possibly be risky. I have a friend who produces raw milk. Its delicious. <<gets a bit side tracked>> You will be fine. x