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Why Your Child Needs Calcium


As parents, it's important to be sure that each meal provided to our kids includes a variety of nutritional benefits within their diet. Calcium, a mineral associated with healthy bones, prevention of blood clots, and more, is essential to a healthy diet for kids.


From age one to three, it's important that your child is consuming at least 700mg of calcium a day. Furthermore, ages four to eight need 1000mg. As we age, the minimum serving varies depending on what your specific health status looks like and your personal physician's recommendations.


It is recommended that breast milk or formula is sufficient enough to promote bone growth in an infant until they are one year old. After, they are ready to transition to dairy milk. After you start your child on it, you may notice little changes, such as appetite loss, but this is normal since the rate of development slows down slightly after a child's first year.


It's important to observe if there are any skin allergies present to make sure you are making the right switch! There are also many milk alternatives available that can contain calcium such as:

  • Oat Milk

  • Almond Milk

  • Soy Milk

Trying small amounts first is a safer option to ensure that there aren't any flare-ups or potential allergies. Milk allergies can look like raised red bumps, hives, or weeping skin (when liquid secretes from the pores). If you notice any drying or unusual skin symptoms, it is possibly a sign to switch to a different milk.

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