Cow & Gate? How many of you have heard of Cow & Gate? Apparently it was started by two brothers from Surrey, UK. Related posts: Thum’s Burger Tales from the School Canteen Did you know….? Heard of Droste? By felicia|2017-03-17T16:42:54+08:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: childhood, food, Memories|Tags: milk powder|10 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? Singing with emotion Gallery Singing with emotion Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters Then & Now – Movie Tickets Gallery Then & Now – Movie Tickets “The Greatest Show on Earth” Gallery “The Greatest Show on Earth” 10 Comments Ngai C O March 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply Three generations of us had used the brand, my parents, us and my daughter. As for my daughter, it was mainly baby food. I am not sure where it stands in the market place as we have used fresh milk for umpteen years and have not touched milk powder at all. My relatives in Malaysia continue to rely on milk powder, which can keep for a long time. The Cow and Gate brand seems to have disappeared from the radar, whereas at one time, it was a household name. Many kept the tins like they still do in present days to hold food stuff. During the festive season, these tins are very handy for storing home made snacks. Very often, they are kept and reused over and over again. I have known people to have reused over many years until rust appears when the coating of tin is damaged. It saves a lot of money to avoid having to buy containers and goes towards helping with the environment through disposing less rubbish to landfill sites and also reducing the carbon footprint. Personally, I try to recycle but am not like some ardent followers. Edward Nathan March 18, 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply That the milk I grew up on…………..before Lactogen and Dumex came into the market Ngai C O March 18, 2017 at 11:33 pm - Reply Hi, A check on the UK supermarket shelves shows that its main product line is still baby milk powder and also baby food. Looks like it is still very popular and in great demand https://groceries.asda.com/search/cow%20and%20gate?cmpid=ahc-_-ghs-_-asdacom-_-hp-_-search-cow-and-gate CK Leong March 19, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply Milk powder (formulated) are a second best to mother’s milk. If the latter is easily available, milk powder should be avoided. Some of the supplements added to milk powder are for commercial reasons (market differentiation, cost reduction) rather than for their nutritional value. If a mother were to opt for milk powder for convenience, she should reconsider for the future benefit of her child. Ngai C O March 19, 2017 at 11:11 am - Reply Hi CK Leong, You are absolutely right that breast feeding is best. My generation as far as I can recollect went down this route. One of the main benefits is that it helps with the baby/mother bonding, according to the experts. There is a debate going on as to what age should should the child be weaned off milk, as by six months or so, solid foods be gradually introduced. Both my daughter and son, however, went the bottle feeding route. They still had the couple of bottles per day until about 4 years old. CK Leong March 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply Hi Ngai The age for weaning off mother’s milk is a contentious issue.- it is best left to common sense and societal norm. Breast feeding in public is considered a social no no in most countries. I have heard of mothers breast feeding their child being expelled from cafe and public places. Ngai C O March 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm - Reply Hi CK Leong, It is without a doubt the debate on when to wean off breast feeding will continue to divide opinions. I see this as a healthy discussion on the pros and cons. Hopefully it will lead to a better understanding of the issues and also more clarity will emerge. Very often, religion, culture, taboos etc. get in the way of suppressing mother nature where other living beings do so openly without hindrance or people batting an eyelid. To get some sense of our rights, the piece of law below protects breast feeding mothers from discrimination. Scotland is very clear about it, which should be commended for its stand on the matter. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjb87boheLSAhUnJ8AKHYC0DdEQFggjMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.maternityaction.org.uk%2Fadvice-2%2Fmums-dads-scenarios%2F6-breastfeeding-rights%2Fbreastfeeding-in-public-places%2F&usg=AFQjCNEcFC2pAYZLGl_lawPLKKKKSP32Fg NCK March 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply Most men would allow women all the freedom to do it anywhere they please. Women could use more circumspection for their own good. KN lee January 6, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply Where is the cow and milk product available in Klang valley or Ipoh ? sk January 7, 2019 at 1:28 pm - Reply If you google it, Jaya Grocer has it. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!