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what can a child drink if he is allergic to milk?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Water: The only drink for which the human body was designed is pure water. Milk is for cows to give to their calves until they can eat grass. It is not a health drink for humans.
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Many alternatives: Bovine milk is a simple way for kids to get the calcium they need for strong bones. If allergic, soy milk or almond milk are acceptable alternatives. If the kid can get feta (goat)cheese or other calcium sources, there as no need for a milk like product.
Answered on Aug 29, 2016

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