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When Baby Girls Go to Sleep and Die

"It is a fact of the human condition that each shall, like a meteor, a mere brief moment in time and space, flit across the human stage and pass out of existence."
- Nelson Mandela (Before U.S. Congress in 1980)

"There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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In 2014, doctors will no longer use the term Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) to describe the cause of death of an infant on death certificates. Instead, they will use the term "undetermined", incorrectly rationalizing that the causes for sudden infant death have already been identified.
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She died in her sleep, having finished her last meal like a good little girl. She relied upon her parents to provide her with the perfect nourishment. Her parents relied upon the child's pediatrician. The physician relied upon the manufacturer. The formula maker relied upon the dairyman to supply milk from a cow, which was the perfect food for her own calf, but not for tiny human girls. Her parents discovered their lifeless child laying limp where once a tiny person lived. Notmilk received this letter from the best friend of the grieving mother:

"My best friend's baby died of SIDS. She was 4 months old and just introduced to a dairy based infant formula. My friend is desperate to find a reason why her daughter died. The enigma of SIDS is a bit hard to swallow. When I read that dairy products can contribute to SIDS-I just knew that is what caused it. My heart sunk and I just knew."

Forty-two years ago, The Lancet (vol. 2, 7160, November 19, 1960) noted:
"Hypersensitivity to milk is implicated as a cause of sudden death in infancy." Milk proteins cause asthma-like symptoms. Bronchiles of the lungs fill with mucus.

In 1994, The Lancet (vol. 343, June 4, 1994) reported: "Those infants who died of SIDS expressed inappropriate or inflammatory responses suggesting violent allergic reactions to a foreign protein. Lung tissue and cells showed responses similar to bronchial wall inflammation in asthma."

A 1994 Lancet study (vol. 344, 11/5/94) found that cow's milk does not do infant's bodies good:
"Those who consumed cows milk were fourteen times more likely to die from diarrhea-related complications and four times more likely to die of pneumonia than were breast-fed babies. Intolerance and allergy to cow's milk products is a factor in sudden infant death syndrome."

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology noted in their 1994, (5) supplement: "Formula fed infants developed symptoms of allergic rejection to cow milk proteins before one month of age. The majority of infants tested had two or more symptoms...
The recommended therapy is to avoid cow's milk."

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"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
- Plato

Robert Cohen

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