After the age of two, children need more than just breast milk to fulfill their nutritional requirements.
This is where cow’s milk, rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins comes in.
However, there are certain myths surrounding the benefits of cow’s milk for children.
Considered to be a treasure trove of nutrients for the growing bodies and minds of children, cow’s milk is rich in calcium, protein, potassium, vitamin B complex, vitamin D, retinol and potent antioxidants.
Made with 80 percent casein protein, it contains all 9 essential amino acids required for the growth and development of children. It aids in the development of bones and teeth, promotes brain development and strengthens the immune system.
The protein structure in cow’s milk is smaller as compared to other animal and plant based milk, making it easier to digest.
Second only to breast milk, cow’s milk is therefore the most nourishing and beneficial drink for children.
According to Dr. Vandana Verma Cow’s milk appears to be the finest follow-up to breast milk as it provides almost the same combination of nutrients and boosts the physical and mental development of kids.
“There are certain misconceptions around cow’s milk that have been passed down to moms from older generations or even among peer groups. ” Dr Vandana Verma said.