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Why am I craving milk lately? I normally don't drink a lot of it but recently its been a daily thing.

Why am I craving milk lately? I normally don't drink a lot of it but recently its been a daily thing.

No worries...: We all get cravings once in a while - this is entirely normal. Usually the cravings center around a tasty food (never seems to happen with broccoli) having a craving for milk doesn't mean that you're deficient in calcium or some other important vitamin. Just go with the flow, and eventually the craving will pass. Cheers! ...Read more

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Is diabetes associated with milk cravings?

Is diabetes associated with milk cravings?

No: That is not a symptom of diabetes. Diabetes does, however, often cause increase in urination and thirst -- but not specific desire for milk. For more information go to diabetes. Org. ...Read more

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I have cravings for milk so I drink on average a gallon a day. What is this or what is wrong with me?

Cravings: Any cravings are bad and generally come from a neurotransmitter imbalance. Need to have your NT tested & treated. ...Read more

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I'm craving milk and no matter how much milk I drink I just want more. I drank over 1L of milk in 20 minutes and I still want more. Why?

I'm craving milk and no matter how much milk I drink I just want more. I drank over 1L of milk in 20 minutes and I still want more. Why?

Primary care follow: Up is need for complete evaluation. I would recommend to see primary care provider to check your sugars (both spot and cumulative numbers), pregnancy test, and possibly some more based on family history, etc. They will be able to help figure this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am craving milk but I am lactose intolerant?

I am craving milk but I am lactose intolerant?

Lactose free milk: You can get lactose free milk (lactaid or other brands) - this is regular milk whcih has been treated to break down the lactose so it won't bother you. Also lactose free yogurt is available. The other option is to use lactase pills when eating or drinking things that contain lactose to help you digest them. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for craving milk? I've drank 1/2 a gallon in a day.

What could be the reason for craving milk? I've drank 1/2 a gallon in a day.

Sugar: It is sugar and an addiction. Milk is very highly saturated with lactose....The same thing as sugar. It is a lot of calories. This is most likely a sugar addiction. ...Read more

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Why do I have milk cravings? I drank almost 1/2 gal. Of 2% in a week last week. Cravings come back. Also lost 15lbs doing nothing. Are they related?

Why do I have milk cravings? I drank almost 1/2 gal. Of 2% in a week last week. Cravings come back. Also lost 15lbs doing nothing. Are they related?

Hyper metabolic: Your body appears to reacting to a lack of calories. The craving and weight lost could be related. Body may be in a hyper metabolic state requiring increased calories and resulting in weight lost. Need to see a physician and a complete evaluation needs to be done. Possible symptoms of diabetes, over active thyroid and other metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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My daughter is craving milk. She drinks it almost continuously. This is VERY unusual for her. She wakes up in the middle of the night to drink milk.

My daughter is craving milk. She drinks it almost continuously. This is VERY unusual for her. She wakes up in the middle of the night to drink milk.

Can be a problem: Bovine milk is an easy source of calcium among other nutrients when used at any age over 1 yr. Unfortunately, some kids can overdue it to the point it becomes harmful."Milk cravers" can ingest it to the point they avoid other foods, but the excess can cause microscopic bleeding in the intestines and lead to severe anemia. You need to limit the kid to about 24 oz/day and go see her doc for testing. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to drink more milk for my sweet craving?

Is it a good idea to drink more milk for my sweet craving?

Yes: Milk continues to be one of the best beverages for average consumption. Not only does it contain healthy nutrients and vitamins, it also replaces the other beverages high in high fructose corn syrup. So by all means drink up. Obviously it's best to stick with the low fat variety. ...Read more

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I have been having excessive gas daily for three months. I have been eating like normal, but have been craving milk. Could I be pregnant?

I have been having excessive gas daily for three months. I have been eating like normal, but have been craving milk. Could I be pregnant?

Not good predictors: Atlhough increased flatulence can occur with pregnancy - excessive gas is not a reliable indicator of pregnancy. Neither is craving milk. If you have been missing periods - the best thing to do is to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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15 days late. Been having clear watery discharge the last couple of days. Loss of appetite, craving milk, but 2 neg. Pregnancy tests. What is wrong?

15 days late. Been having clear watery discharge the last couple of days. Loss of appetite, craving milk, but 2 neg. Pregnancy tests. What is wrong?

Exclude vaginal infx: Suggest to exclude vaginal infections by using over the counter test methods. Ask the pharmacist on the best option. If symptoms persist, go for an exam. ...Read more

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Can't eat sugary foods, craving milk, cramping, missed period, lower back stiffness, headaches, mood swings, constantly tired, watery discharge?

Can't eat sugary foods, craving milk, cramping, missed period, lower back stiffness, headaches, mood swings, constantly tired, watery discharge?

See your PCP.: There are a number of conditions that can present with your symptoms. You could have a urinary tract infection, kidney infection hormonal problems especially since you have missed periods, sugar problems, among other things. You need to see your pcp who can get a series of tests to sort out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Is milk bad for adults?

Not necessarily: If you can drink milk without problems, you can drink it. You may want to select low-/non-fat milk. If you have lactose intolerance like many of us, you may want to avoid it or drink either lactose- free or soy milk. There are varying degrees of lactose intolerance. As we get older we make less and less lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk. Many adults get gas and bloating with mil. ...Read more

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Is milk good for eldery?

Is milk good for eldery?

Should be fine.: As long as they can tolerate the lactose, milk is a good source of calcium and protein for an elderly person. ...Read more

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What best milk for age 24?

What best milk for age 24?

Vitamin d: Vitamin d milk has the most nutrition and vitamins. You need continued calcium and vitamin as you age. So drink your milk and exercise also ...Read more

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Does milk neutralise acid?

Does milk neutralise acid?

Milk coats acid: Milk helps acid reflux by coating the esophagus and stomach, providing some protection against acid. The calcium and bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) in milk also help to neutralize the acids in the stomach. ...Read more

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Is milk healthy for adults?

Is milk healthy for adults?

Yes: Milk is healthy for children, as well as adults, as it is rich in calcium and vitamin d. There are different options from a fat content standpoint so adults have a choice between non-fat, 1%, 2% or full fat. Young children should only be given full fat milk as their developing brain needs the fat. Consult with your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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Is milk good for our health?

Is milk good for our health?

Yes: It's a great natural source of calcium. However, many people with lactose intolerance can't tolerate it. No need to force yourself to drink it if you don't like it. It is easy to find other dietary sources of calcium. ...Read more

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Do they still make ice milk?

Do they still make ice milk?

Out of favor: There was a fad for this during an older era of saving calories. But the taste always suffered and for simplicity, the dairy companies that make ice cream use richer sources and sometimes substitutes. ...Read more

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How do I stop producing milk?

How do I stop producing milk?

Stop breastfeeding: If you were breastfeeding and no longer wish to, weaning your baby will stop milk production. A good way to do this is to take away one breastfeeding session every two to five days. Milk production will cease soon after you've completely stopped breastfeeding. If you haven't breastfed, avoid stimulation of the breasts and the milk will eventually stop. Use of medications is not recommended. ...Read more

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R stabilizers in milk harmful?

No issue: Otherwise it would be on the label and probably in the newspaper. Milk is healthy. ...Read more

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Is chocolate milk bad for kids?

Is chocolate milk bad for kids?

Not specifically: Chocolate products have some natural caffeine, which can hype up some kids. There are also issues of allergy that may make this a problem. However, most kids can have a moderate amount of chocolate in their diet, either as candy or milk. ...Read more

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What exactly is milk let-down?

What exactly is milk let-down?

Release breast milk: Milk is released from the breasts and is now available for a hungry baby. ...Read more

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When can my baby have real milk?

When can my baby have real milk?

One year of age: Generally we suggest introducing whole milk no earlier than one year of age. ...Read more

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Can milk really make you taller?

Can milk really make you taller?

It is not that milk: Causes you to grow taller - it helps you make your maximum potential height (as determined by genetics). ...Read more