Bone strong baby food with milk

Almost all children like milk, especially those from cows. Even children with neurodermatitis may drink milk if no milk allergy has been detected. Skin specialists at the Charité in Berlin found out that 3% of all neurodermatitis reactions are due to milk, but that over 90% of children with skin reactions do not get milk.

They warn that the parents' fearfulness would be deprived of an important foodstuff, especially during the growing season. If a cow's milk allergy has indeed been proven, goat's milk or products made from it are the best alternative.

More than just baby food

Originally, milk was only intended for babies. In the course of the history of development, however, in those populations that kept sheep, goats or cows as domestic animals, the human small intestine retained the ability to digest milk for most of them. This also applies to our cultural environment. No wonder, as the milk provides valuable protein, easily digestible fats, high-quality lactose, a whole range of vitamins and minerals, above all calcium for bone formation.

Built from the ground up

The fact that children have stable bones is not only important for the child's raving and madness, but is also an important preventive health measure for old age. As with all other tissues, bone tissue is constantly built up and broken down. In the first three decades of life, the building processes predominate, after which the degradation processes gradually gain in importance. The supply of the organism with bone-stabilizing nutrients in childhood and adolescence thus largely determines bone strength in the later decades of life.

No skimmed milk 

To ensure that calcium from milk is actually incorporated into the bones, sufficient vitamin D is required. This can be partly formed when playing or generally during a stay outside in the fresh air thanks to the sun's rays in the skin itself. Another valuable source of vitamin D is milk fat. Vitamin A, another vitamin that is particularly important during the growth phase, is also hidden in it. Children should therefore always drink whole milk or eat whole milk yoghurt or full-fat cheese. Then both the supply of calcium and fat-soluble vitamins via the milk is excellent.

Written by Brigitte Neumann