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how much milk must my child drink daily?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Calcium needs: A kid can acquire the calcium they need for normal growth (500-800mg/day) with ~16-24 oz/day of bovine milk.They could avoid milk altogether & get calcium in things like cheese, yogurt, fortified orange juice or other foods. Tums (calcium carbonate) makes an antacid wafer that would provide 1/2 the calcium needs per wafer.

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At what age should children start dosing & administering their own daily prescript meds?

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Dr. Saul Hymes
Pediatric Infectious Disease 15 years experience
Adolescence: My general rule is around ages 10-11 in that ore-adolescent time period. Basically if they can take pills they should dose themselves. That doesn't mean there shouldn't be parental oversight, but it's a good rule to follow so that they learn responsibility for their health early.

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