Daily Health Tips: How Much Milk Do I Need?


Q: Thank you Dr Ketch for the wellness information you share.  It’s really helpful. Please what’s the right portion of milk to take per day?

A: Thanks for writing in. Milk is full of protein, calcium and other nutrients needed for proper development. It’s needed, not just by our children as a lot of people tend to think, but also by adults who need to build up a good stock of calcium to ensure they don’t end up with brittle bones (osteoporosis).

Here’s how much milk everyone needs from birth till old age:

Breast milk is the best milk and should be the only food for your baby until he is 6 months old, given at 2-3 hours’ interval.

From 6 months to 1 year, continue breastfeeding and then add other meals like cereals etc.

Continue breast milk till 2 years. However, if this is not feasible, cow milk can only be introduced from the age of 1 year…not a moment earlier.

From 1 year to 2 years, the child should get at least 2 cups of full cream milk. The fat is particularly important to ensure proper brain development

From 2 years to 8 years, your child should get at least 2 1/2 – 3 cups of milk or other dairy products daily

From 9 years till adulthood, you should get at least 3 – 4 cups of milk or dairy daily.

Adults who don’t take this much milk should ensure they get supplements. Speak to your doctor for this.

Have a great night, y’all 🙂

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2 Responses to Daily Health Tips: How Much Milk Do I Need?

  1. Agba Joseph says:

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