According to the renowned physician and cardiothoracic surgeon, the best milk to give to children is breast milk but not animal milk.
“So I say if you want your child to grow and think like a cow, of course, then go ahead and give him cow milk,” the former Chief Executive of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital told Bernard Nasara Saibu, co-host of the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, Wednesday.
“Our [human] milk contains the type of protein that is supposed to help the cell membranes to develop especially the central membrane system…and then after nine months the child begins to walk or crawl. But the cow milk contains a lot of proteins; drink, get strength and go and eat grass”.
He stressed on the need for mothers to do exclusive breastfeeding – only breast milk with no additional foods or liquids, not even water – from zero to six months, to ensure their babies’ survival, growth, and development. He added that some children even react negatively to cow milk.
“The human being is the only animal that goes back to drink milk after it has been weaned off the mother’s milk…even the cows don’t do that,” he said.
He also advised against consuming white sugar which he also called “sweet poison” which according to him contains chemicals that deplete the ability of the body to digest. According to Prof. Frimpong Boateng, it is best to consume brown sugar which he said is richer in taste.