Written by Team ParentCircle and published on 09 January 2020.
'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.
While milk can be a great way to provide your toddler with the calcium he needs, drinking too much can also pose a danger, especially if he cannot handle the lactose or proteins in milk.
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My 4-year-old son is addicted to milk! Or so it seems... He begs me for milk at every chance he gets! Is too much milk bad for him?
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Milk addicts refuse other foods. They are often oral tactile defensive, that is, they hate varied textures in foods, hate to eat or chew, perhaps have delayed chewing skills or still rely on sucking a bottle, thumb, or pacifier to calm themselves.
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If your child is drinking whole cow's milk, he is consuming a lot of fats. While the fats in whole cow's milk are healthy and beneficial in the right moderation, they can also cause your child to gain excess weight.
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Some organisations have argued that young children should consume a litre of milk a day to get the vitamin D they need.
But other groups have warned that children's consumption of cow's milk should be curtailed.
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Milk is very beneficial for your toddler's health. It is possible to get too much of a good thing, so it's important to understand how much milk your toddler actually needs and how it can affect his body if he drinks too much.
More at: www.livestrong.com
Milk does a lot of good to the body. But how much milk does the most good? According to new research from the University of Toronto, while milk builds bones, too much of it may not be so great for children's iron levels.
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