ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Glass Of Milk - Which Type ?

Updated on June 27, 2011

Milk A Cow

Do you enjoy a cold glass of milk now & then ?
Have you ever had a go at milking a cow for fresh cows milk ? Did you know that is where milk comes from .. not just in cardboard boxes at the supermarket ?

Milk taste the best when it is fresh from a cow and it is a shame not everyone gets to enjoy milk that fresh.

Years ago while at a friends farm in New Zealand we all had a go at milking a cow and it isn't as easy as it looks , however there is nothing quite like fresh milk straight from the farm to drink .

Yesterday while in the supermarket I was stunned at the large choice of milk on offer from goats milk- soy milk and so on .

It made me think back to the days of putting the milk bottles out at night in New Zealand with the milk tokens and getting bottles of milk delivered where you had that little bit of cream at the top of the bottle to fight over !

It was so easy in the morning to go out to the front door and bring in your fresh milk rather than spend ages at a supermarket wondering which carton of milk to choose .

Should you try Soy milk or maybe Rice milk , maybe goats milk for a change .

Low fat, skim milk , full cream ... which one to choose ?

Maybe you remember having free milk every day at school when you were young !

Glass of Milk

Cows Milk

Fresh from a cow !
Fresh from a cow !

Is Milk Good For You ?

There are many arguments about if milk is good for you or not .

We were brought up drinking milk & are all healthy so far yet there are many children today who drink soft drinks rather than milk & are missing out on the calcium they need in their diet and are having more fractures and even a disease called Rickets is becoming more popular again after a long time .

With so many not starting off with the benefits of being breastfed as well as eating & drinking healthy foods it costs more in doctors fees in the long run.

The health risks related to low calcium intake are not just years away, explained Dr. Alexander. Children are drinking more soft drinks and more non-citrus drinks than they used to; meanwhile, milk consumption has dropped. The number of fractures among children and young adults has increased, probably due to lower intakes of calcium. Pediatricians are also seeing the re-emergence of rickets, a bone disease that results from low levels of vitamin D. Rickets became almost nonexistent after vitamin D was added to milk in the 1950s, but is now appearing at greater rates around the country.( From Discovery of Health )

The Milkman

The milkman started doing the rounds in 1921 as there were no fridges back then & we grew up with having the milkman coming round every day .

As more people started buying milk from the supermarket the milkman was sadly phased out of our lives.

In some places the milkman is making a come back & there have been adverts for jobs as a milkman available !

Confusion over milk

Which milk do you choose ?
Which milk do you choose ?

Milk Powder - Long life milk

As we are traveling around Australia we find it necessary to use both long life milk as well as powdered milk.

If you are like me and have memories of being passed a cup of coffee with blobs of white floating on top don't panic !

Milk powder has come a long way & if mixed well then you can't see the difference in your drink.

When on the road it makes all the diference to being able to have your early morning cup of tea & pull over for a coffee by the sea / river or out in the bush with the flies !!

( see my hub on what happens if I swallow a fly ! )

Breast Feeding

As a new mum you might be wondering if you should breastfeed your child or spend your money on formula .

If you can do it then Breastfeeding is best for your children as well as great bonding between you and your child

Your breast milk provides perfect nutrition to match your baby’s changing needs. Colostrum is the fluid your breasts produce in the first few days after birth. It helps protect your baby from infection. Breastfed babies also enjoy some protection against:

  • Common infections
  • Middle-ear infections
  • Some childhood cancers
  • Diarrhoea diseases
  • Respiratory infections and asthma
  • Juvenile diabetes
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Childhood obesity.

Breast is best


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      THAT Mary Ann 

      7 years ago

      So much info here! Thanks, I found this such an interesting hub...not sure about the fresh cow's milk though, only because I love COLD milk and I assume that would be warm right form the cow...anyway, happy travels!

      Voted UP

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks ! Thought of it while looking at all the milk & just happened to have the camera with me !

    • Darknlovely3436 profile image


      7 years ago from NewYork

      great hub


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)