Phoenixmonkee: We aren’t at a stage where it is socially palatable to milk women on an industrial scale yet.
mrskmh08: To answer part of your question, yes breast milk is much better for us. Each mother’s body literally makes that milk for exactly what that exact baby needs. It even changes day by day! If there’s some kind of illness, like a cold, the milk produced will be different than even milk from the day before. Cow’s milk, science is discovering, isn’t all that good for humans to drink at all, but especially not as infants. That’s why babies who can’t breastfeed, for a plethora of reasons, usually get formula, or donated/bought breast milk from another nursing mother.
Blueowl789: Animal milk (including human) is made for fattening up baby animals during a crucial time in their growth, and that is all. An adult should not be drinking it. Cows milk causes way more health problems for us than it does health benefits. For all the practical uses of cows milk in the modern adult diet, nut milks such as almond, coconut, soy, cashew, etc. are a much better alternative.
*edit: It should be noted that it is ideal to vary them however. Rather than, lets say – exclusively drinking almond milk. Sometimes pick up coconut, a different time pick up cashew etc.*
*edit 2: downvoting me will not make dairy any less awful for your health*
iamhipster: there are 2 reasons i can think of
1. majority of the world don’t drink milk as part of their regular diet. its a cultural thing.
2.in cultures who do drink milk, its a rich source of protein, fats, sugars and relatively sterile. cows also are larger animals, and you can have hundreds of them sitting around constantly pregnant so obviously a much more accessible source than your friendly neighborhood lactating human
fflipski: The Dairy industry is very powerful worldwide. They hired doctors to conclude that dairy milk is good for growth and good for the body in general. They went to the media and advertised their products as the best intake food a human could get.
As the world trusted those doctors and studies, we moved onto animal milk for convenience and price. Breastfeeding became unpopular and is even highly shame upon in some countries.
Breastfeeding is the best thing a baby can get. It has more than just milk, fat and protein. It was always known to be the best for both the mother and the child. But society and highly biased scientific “studies” moved away from this fact.
Track607: Because women produce infinitely less milk than cows.. and would probably charge more for it. It would be expensive like caviar.
jaa101: “Breast is best” but formula is more convenient. That’s most of the story. Sometimes there are medical reasons why a mother can’t breast feed and then formula is required but almost always it’s a lifestyle decision.