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Dr. Kevin O'neil Dr. O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
24 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Is it necessary to drink whole milk while pregnant?

Is it necessary to drink whole milk while pregnant?

No: The difference between whole milk, 2%, 1% and skim has to do with the fat content. For most adults, they don't need the extra fat but do need the protein and calcium found in milk. So drinking one of the lower fat alternatives is fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I drink whole milk everyday, could this be harmful to me?

I drink whole milk everyday, could this be harmful to me?

Possibly : There is no consensus on this & research studies show conflicting results but i say more water & less milk! i believe cow's milk is the perfect food for baby cows but not for adult humans! if you do drink milk i strongly advise choosing rbgh-free & ideally organic milk from grass-fed cows.. For the pros & cons of this issue see http://milk.Procon.Org/view.Answers.Php?Questionid=1317. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is drinking milk tea safe during pregnant?

Is drinking milk tea safe during pregnant?

Moderation.: Try to avoid or moderate caffeine use in pregnancy. Watch for calories adding up w milk tea. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is drinking tea with milk good when you are pregnant?

Milk Tea: Milk tea is usually made w black tea - so watch caffeine content. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Collins Dr. Collins
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
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Will drinking a gallon of whole milk everyday help weight gain?

Will drinking a gallon of whole milk everyday help weight gain?

Maybe: You might gain weight doing this, due to the calories in milk. The best way to gain weight, and to keep from gaining too much, is to eat a variety of healthy foods and exercise regularly. If you are unable to maintain a healthy weight, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is there any health benefits of drinking whole milk over low fat milk?

Is there any health benefits of drinking whole milk over low fat milk?

Good fat is: good for health. Low fat is not. If you can get 2% fat milk that is healthy and tastes best. We want to avoid transfats in prepared foods. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Lately i been drinking a lot of coffee and milk and pregnant is it really bad?

See answer: Milk is not bad, too much caffeine may cause your heart rate and or blood pressure to elevate, which is not recommended during pregnancy, so i would tonne down on the coffee. For continuity of care, it is recommended you discuss these same issues with your ob/gyn dr. To assure they area aware of all that you are doing. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What are some other ways to get calcium in the body...Im pregnant and having problems woth drinking milk?

What are some other ways to get calcium in the body...Im pregnant and having problems woth drinking milk?

Cheese: Any milk like products such as cheese and yogurt will do. Many prenatal vitamins also contain calcium. ...Read more

Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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My 14 month old is such a picky eater and he will not drink his whole milk. I know it cannot be healthy. Any tips?

My 14 month old is such a picky eater and he will not drink his whole milk. I know it cannot be healthy. Any tips?

Independent toddler: Offer and don't force foods and beverage, however, provide as best of a "balanced" diet as you can. Remember, toddler's are not sophisticated with varieties of foods like most adults. Consider creative ways to introduce food items. If milk is an important liquid to offer in your home, try mixing with flavors or create a smoothie. Don't let him see you stress out! ...Read more

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy Dr. Ruiz-Healy
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
University of Anahuac School of Medicine
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Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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My daughter turns one today. How should we transition her from formula? What type of milk should she drink? Whole milk?

My daughter turns one today. How should we transition her from formula? What type of milk should she drink? Whole milk?

Happy Birthday Girl!: Well, you may get different answers because there isn't one-right way to do it. 2% or whole milk--some would argue whole milk is better--but in general they don't need whole milk (us is too fat as it is). Any how, mix some milk in the formula and increase amount of milk over a couple of wks so she won't notice too much of a change. Some kids change over without having to mix. Congrats & good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Drinking milk tea okay for pregnancy?

Drinking milk tea okay for pregnancy?

Limit it, because : Black tea contains caffeine. Best to limit caffeine intake in pregnancy. Be aware of calories and sugar in sweetened, condensed milk. ...Read more

Dr. Marcus Degraw Dr. Degraw
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is it best for me to drink whole milk while breastfeeding?

Is it best for me to drink whole milk while breastfeeding?

No: No, there is no need to drink whole milk during breastfeeding. The only difference is a higher fat content and that is unnecessary for the infant or you. However, any recommendation to pursue restriction diets is unfounded and dangerous. Several review studies (including a cochrane review) have shown that elimination diets do not definitively reduce allergy or colic. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Dr. Georgia Latham Dr. Latham
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Could drinking soy milk while pregnant with my baby boy have caused his hyposplasia?

Could drinking soy milk while pregnant with my baby boy have caused his hyposplasia?

Highly unlikely: Hypospadias is among the most common birth defects in the world, occurring inapproximately 1 in every 200 boys. High doses of estrogen during pregnancy has been found to be associated with higher incidence of hypospasia in animals, this has not been found with phytoestrogens. Soy contains phytoestrogens. The cause of hypospadias is unknown. It is not likely to be related anything you did. ...Read more

Dr. Jessica Langenhan Dr. Langenhan
Psychiatry
12 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Can drinking half to 2/3 gallon of whole milk a day for weight gain lead to calcium overdose?

Can drinking half to 2/3 gallon of whole milk a day for weight gain lead to calcium overdose?

Milk intake: I wouldn't necessarily say that this would cause "calcium overdose" because the body can get rid of excess calcium, but if you need to gain weight, there are other, more well-balanced ways to do it, such as with protein powder supplements. Whole milk has a lot of fat, which can add calories, but not necessary in a healthy way. I would consult with your primary care doctor for suggestions. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Bergum Dr. Bergum
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Should i start drinking milk since I am 1 month pregnant? What brand of milk should I look for? Anmum materna or enfamama?

Should i start drinking milk since I am 1 month pregnant? What brand of milk should I look for? Anmum materna or enfamama?

Calcium: You need calcium not necessarily milk. Make sure you are getting 1500 mg of calcium daily through your diet. Your infant will take what it needs from you. You need to take enough so you don't become deficient. Take ( or get) 500 mg three times a day with meals. ...Read more

Dr. Zoey Goore Dr. Goore
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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My daughter just turned one year old should I stop the formula and shift to regular whole milk? And how much milk should she be drinking per day(ml)?

My daughter just turned one year old should I stop the formula and shift to regular whole milk? And how much milk should she be drinking per day(ml)?

Milk: It is recommended to switch to whole milk at one year. The recommended amount is 2 cups a day (to provide adequate vitamin d) but not much more. When kids are "milkaholics" they actually can become iron deficient. I'd shoot for 2 cups (16oz) per day and stop there. (in a cup - get rid of the bottles too.). ...Read more

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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