"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
"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
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,
"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."