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Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Too much cow milk can cause microscopic gut injury & blood loss leading to anemia.
We encourage parents to limit toddlers milk intake to 16-24 oz/day.Lactose intolerance is caused by genetic lack of, or acquired loss(ie chronic diarrhea) of the enzyme lactase from the absorptive surfaces in the gut.

In brief: No

Too much cow milk can cause microscopic gut injury & blood loss leading to anemia.
We encourage parents to limit toddlers milk intake to 16-24 oz/day.Lactose intolerance is caused by genetic lack of, or acquired loss(ie chronic diarrhea) of the enzyme lactase from the absorptive surfaces in the gut.
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