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What precautions are advised for drinking cow's milk?

Diana K. Blythe, MD
Pediatrics
Cow's milk provides us with more of the nutrients that we need than other types of milk. Goat's milk is similar, but has a very strong taste.

People who cannot drink cow's milk because they are vegan, lactose intolerant or have a milk protein allergy can choose from soy milk, almond milk or rice milk. The best choice of these is soy milk because it has higher amounts of protein and is a good source of calcium. Whichever choice you make, make sure the milk is fortified with vitamin D.

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