Is there anything like too much milk for children?

Is there anything like too much milk for children?

'Milk is good for everyone' is already out of date advice. For adults, it is now known that you should limit the intake of milk products, but it is good for children. They need the calcium to grow. But how much is enough and when is it too much?

Cow's milk has for centuries been a constant presence in the human diet. "It's full of nutrients and energy," says Dr. Jonathon Maguire, researcher at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Children can pick those nutrients somewhere else, but milk is easy and cheap. Just like everything else, too much is too much.

But how much is enough? Two glasses? Five? Five is too much, two should be just fine.

Iron shortage

Too much milk can even lead to problems in children. esearch shows that vitamin D content increases in children when they drink more milk, but at the same time they also get less iron, which can cause problems with anemia and even brain development. More than two or three glasses could be a problem.

It sounds like, as with everything, moderation is the key.
 

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