Wellness - Addiction | 1-9 yrs

Is Your Child Addicted To Milk?

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‘Too much of anything is bad’ goes an old saying. But, does this hold true for milk that is considered the complete food, especially for growing kids?

Mothers everywhere ensure their kids get their daily quota of milk and kids seem to enjoy this white liquid filled with nutrients. But if your child is addicted to milk, then, it might be time to take a step back.

Get this. Drinking too much milk can prove detrimental to the health of your little one especially if your kid is lactose intolerant. Also, consumption of too much milk may cause iron in the blood of kids to drop below normal levels. One common problem when kids drink too much milk is constipation. Weight gain is another issue. So, parents should know how much of milk should be given to their child.

A study published in the British Medical Journal states that excess milk may not be as good for us as we may have thought earlier. Professor Karl Michaelsson, Lead Researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden has suggested that certain results may question the validity of recommendations to consume high amounts of milk.

Perhaps, the next time you overindulge your child with too much milk, remember that besides supplying essential nutrients, milk maybe causing harm as well.

To know how to prevent kids from having too much milk and the amount of milk children should consume each day, flip through the pages of this ClipBook.

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