Smart Sips for your Kids

Diet & Nutrition
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You are eager to fill up your kid’s plate with healthy fulfilling options. Do you know it is equally important to choose right fill for their glasses as well? If your kids are guzzling down sugary treats every hour of the day you need to take a notice instantly. Two best and healthy options for kids drinking are milk and water.
So, you know milk is good and your kid should be having it. But you are unable to get that down their throats because they refuse it every single time. Here is how much milk kids need and how to get it welcomed by little ones.

How much Milk a Kid Needs?

  • For kids between 1 to 9 years of age, it is two glasses a day.
  • For kids above 9 years of age 3 glasses of milk per day are enough.

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How to Get Milk Welcomed?

If your kid is a picky eater and is not a huge fan of drinking milk try some alternatives such as:
  • Give them milk based meals such as homemade desserts, soups, and oats.
  • You can give milk in cute cups.
  • Using colorful straws can make sipping milk fun.
  • Use fruits to flavor milk and come up with interesting flavors and texture. Mango shakes, banana and apple smoothies are an all-time favorite for kids.
  • You can make dairy ice-cream using milk and you will be surprised to see them loving it.

Why Milk?

Milk has a good nutritional value. Take a look at what it has and how can it benefit your kid.

Carbohydrate:

Major carbohydrate present in milk is lactose. It helps in absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. It also aids the utilization of vitamin D.

Protein:

Milk has a high-quality protein. its biological value is equal to the protein obtained from meat and eggs. Protein is essential for muscle development. if you see generalized weakness and poor muscle strength in your kids’ book an appointment with the best pediatrician in Lahore at Masood hospital.

Vitamins:

Milk is a good source of B vitamins. It also contains riboflavin which is important for skin, vision, red blood cells and immune system. Due to its fatty composition milk serves as a vehicle for fat-soluble vitamins such A, D and E.
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Minerals:

It contains minerals such as calcium, iodine, phosphorous and potassium. These serve many important functions like maintaining healthy bones and teeth, regulation of BMR, maintaining muscular and neurological functions and production of thyroid hormones. You can visit Masood hospital to consult the best endocrinologists for hormonal disturbances.
While milk is rightfully advocated as the best food for kids some of them may have trouble digesting it. If your kid complains of symptoms like bloating, cramps, gas, and nausea after milk consumption, withhold milk and consult his pediatrician. he may have a problem called “lactose intolerance”.  use of lactose-free milk or some digestive aids specifically aimed for this purpose will resolve the issue.
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Sehrish
She is pharmacist by profession and has worked with several health care setups.She began her career as health and lifestyle writer.She is adept in writing and editing informative articles for both consumer and scientific audiences,as well as patient education materials.
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