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Is milk good for adults and children ? and how much should we consume dairy products ? is milk in any way bad for your health ?

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Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Milk: Milk is a good source of protein and calcium. Low fat or 2% helps to address the issue of fat with milk. In children, milk is an important part of their diet However there are other ways to get the protein and calcium into your diet. Some people are unable to tolerate milk either because of an allergy to milk or an inability to breakdown lactose. Soy milk can replace the protein.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Breastfeeding is : recommended till 12 months. At 1 year, it's recommended to give a maximum of 16 oz./day of whole milk in an open- mouth cup with meals, as sipping sugar-containing liquids off & on or falling asleep with a bottle causes cavities. Brush teeth before bed. More than 24 oz. of dairy products/day can cause constipation, decreased appetite, & iron deficiency anemia, which can delay development.

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