Celebrity chef Pete Evans has once again come under fire after he advised breastfeeding mums to feed their infants camel milk, saying that it is “just as nutritious as human milk”.
In the post, which was featured on his Paleo Way website, Evan’s claims camel milk could supplement breastfeeding.
Pete Evans. File Image.
“It’s nearly identical in its total composition to human milk and as such may prove useful where supplementing regular breastfeeding might be necessary, as well as a non-immune reactive dairy alternative,” he states.
Advocates of camel's milk claim that it is a super-food which can aid diabetes, autism, digestive issues and food allergies.
Evans says that camel's milk, although expensive and hard to find, "is generally safe from an immune reactive standpoint".
The comments have angered health professionals who have slammed Evans for again providing medical advice, despite not being qualified to do so.
Experts have warned parents not to feed their infants camel's milk for fear of liver damage.
President of the Public Health Association of Australia Professor Heather Yeatman told the Daily Telegraph that camel milk was “not a substitute for breast milk”.
“Camel milk has three times the amount of protein that breast milk has and could cause kidney damage,” Professor Yeatman said.
This isn't the first time Evans has come under fire from health professionals.