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My niece has a three year old that drinks a gallon of milk a day is that too much is so why

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I just googled your question. The answer was 2 cups of milk daily for a 2-3 year old. That is 1/4 of a gallon. Bottomline, that is way too much and it will also lead to childhood obesity, our fastest growing epidemic.

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Nice answer, joanie.
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There you are, Joanie!
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Wow that can be expensive

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lol so true!!!!
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lol ur so funny x)!!!!
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who??
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There is an old saying "Too much of anything is no good". A gallon of milk does have a lot of fat if it is not skim or two percent. I'd seek the advise of a dietician.

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If its organic or generally high quality it should be fine. The normal, cheap milk can be VERY, VERY dangerous with all sorts of chemicals and hormones, depending on the brand. But don't trust me, look it up, it's pretty scary.

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Yes that is too much, especially if it whole milk. Whole milk is full of fat. Besides that it can be very hard on the kidneys to filter the minerals out and can lead to kidney problems. I was drinking 3 quarts a day as an adult and my doctor told me to cut back.

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Yes because even though milk has high calcium and can strengthen bones, it also has some bacteria and fat that can hurt you if you drink to much especially for a three year old it can damage younger people's digestive system. What kind of milk is it?

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Its not good cuz he can get a calcium overdose

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You cant OD on calcium. Its water soluable. If your body cant use it you just pee it out.
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That is too much. That much liquid can KILL babies, because their bodies are small,(water intoxication, just Google it) and milk is not as good for you as water. And by the way, high amounts of dairy has been proven, in some studies, to cause bone damage (?) ( or so I heard) also is he drinking any WATER? Either way, this should STOP now.

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That much milk can cause kidney stones.

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my brother drinks milk every day throughout the day its pretty much all he likes to drink. he has a ton of gas could milk do this?

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I've never heard of anyone drinking that much milk in one day (I am only hoping it is low fat milk) .. and further, I wonder if that is a little wasteful. THAT is something only a pediatrician can answer for.

I am curious though .. about other liquids being offered to this child..Is he/she getting a sufficient amount of WATER. Even a child should be consuming at least 5 cups of water a day.

When would there be enough time in the day to drink the water he/she should be consuming on a daily basis?

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Three servings per day is perfect. How about water and REAL JUICE, not Kool aid?

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