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How much milk should my child drink?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 14 years experience
< 24 ounces: Children should drink less than 24 ounces of cow's milk a day. Drinking more may lead to iron deficiency anemia and decrease solid food intake. Children over the age of 1 should be using milk as a drink, not a meal and should be starting to get the majority of their calories from a wide variety of solid foods, not just milk.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
< 24 ounces: I agree with dr webb. Understand that bovine milk was designed for calfs, not people. Milk is a heavily promoted & well accepted way to get calcium in our diet but is not necessary if other calcium sources, including yogert, cheese, cottage cheese are used.Large amounts of bovine milk can irritating a kids gut & lead to blood loss & anemia. I have transfused a few over the years that drank 40+/ d.

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What are side effects if child drinks sour milk?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Vomiting: Usually, if the milk tastes sour, the child will spit it out! if they do drink it, it may cause vomiting or stomach upset. It should pass. Give clear liquids and light food if she has a stomach ache. Call the doctor if vomiting persists or there are other symptoms.
Last updated Oct 1, 2020
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