The risk for respiratory infections, including rhinitis, and fever was reduced in infants who consumed raw cow’s milk during the first year of life, according to recent study results.

An inverse association existed between consumption of raw milk and occurrence of rhinitis (adjusted OR=0.71; 95% CI, 0.54-0.94), RTI (aOR=0.77; 95% CI, 0.59-0.99), otitis (aOR=0.14; 95% CI, 0.05-0.42) and fever (aOR=O.69; 95% CI, 0.47-1.01) when compared with ultra-heat treated (UHT) milk.