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How do you get the enough calcium into a child that can't have dairy?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Green Veges

Green, cruciferous and leafy vegetables have tons of calcium in them (e.
g., spinach, broccoli, kale, etc.). There are also calcium supplements for children, but this all depends on how old your child is. Getting calcium from the diet (i.e. Vegetables) is the best way to go.

In brief: Green Veges

Green, cruciferous and leafy vegetables have tons of calcium in them (e.
g., spinach, broccoli, kale, etc.). There are also calcium supplements for children, but this all depends on how old your child is. Getting calcium from the diet (i.e. Vegetables) is the best way to go.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Feta cheese, Tums (calcium carbonate)

Dairy is a broad term but usually applies to bovine milk and cheese derived from that source.
Feta (goat) cheese can be a source. Tums (calcium carbonate) makes a flavored antacid wafer (chew-able) which is easier to get kids to take than a regular tablet that would need to be crushed.Both have a significant amount of calcium..Work out the specifics for age and weight with your doc.

In brief: Feta cheese, Tums (calcium carbonate)

Dairy is a broad term but usually applies to bovine milk and cheese derived from that source.
Feta (goat) cheese can be a source. Tums (calcium carbonate) makes a flavored antacid wafer (chew-able) which is easier to get kids to take than a regular tablet that would need to be crushed.Both have a significant amount of calcium..Work out the specifics for age and weight with your doc.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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