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A 21-year-old male asked:

How much of milk must a person drink daily?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Depends who you ask: Answer depends upon who you ask, not to mention your age. Infants need more (human) milk but upon weaning, there is now an ongoing debate as to whether humans need (cow's) milk. Assuming that you're not suffering from any side effects, allergies, etc, usda recommends 3 glasses/d. But check out http://goo.Gl/nm3ivl for a nice counterpoint. Consider other sources of calcium & vitamin d, too.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How much milk must my child drink daily?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 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.
Last updated Dec 25, 2013
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