Parents often ask doctors and experts, “Does it help children to increase their height by giving them a lot of milk?” Is this true or not?
Does drinking a lot of milk actually help your baby grow taller?
The answer is that the majority and experts say: There is no denying that drinking a lot of milk will not stimulate the child’s height. However, it is not correct to put all the “responsibility” on the baby’s height for milk.
Because, a baby’s height is determined by many factors such as: Genetics, nutrition, living environment, disease status and sports training problems. Milk can still partly affect the height of the baby, but if the rest of the factors are not good, it is still very difficult for the baby to have a perfect height.
So what factors are likely to help the baby grow in height?
In fact, children in the city will have a better average height than children in the countryside. This means that the children if possible take good care, have a diet full of nutrients such as vitamins A, D, lysine, calcium, iron will help the baby’s body develop well in appearance, especially in height.
There are 3 stages that are considered to be the best height growth, which are:
The stage in the fetus.
Stage under 2 years old.
Puberty (boys 13-16 years old, girls 10-13 years old).
If in these 3 stages, the baby is properly and fully cared for, then it will be a good foundation to stimulate the best growth.
Among the minerals, there are two most important vitamins that determine the height of the baby: Vitamin A and Vitamin D.
Vitamin A helps the development of great bones, besides it also helps the child’s body to strengthen the immune system. In fact, a child who is sick often can hardly grow in height. Vitamin A will be abundant in milk, seafood, nuts, red vegetables.
Vitamin D is a form of vitamin that is abundant in the sun. Children who want to develop well must regularly participate in activities in the sun. A typical example is that newborn babies should be regularly sunbathing at 7-8 am. In this way, we have indirectly supplemented the amount of vitamin D for the baby. In addition, they are also found in milk, butter, salmon, eggs.
Thus, there are many factors that determine a child’s height, but it is not possible to grow taller just by drinking a lot of milk. Milk is indeed a good food, capable of adding many essential nutrients to the baby’s body.
During the development of a baby, milk is always the best and most necessary source of nutrition. If the baby is past the age to drink breast milk, then the mother should still add formula suitable for the baby’s age so that the baby’s body can easily absorb.
In short, in order for the baby to grow well in height, mothers should still balance nutrients for their baby, the food must be balanced and add a variety of foods containing nutrients related to height. Let your baby get enough sleep at night, do not sleep later than 10 o’clock at night and strengthen the baby’s exercise and sports from an early age.
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