My mother-in-law put regular 2-percent milk in my 4-month-old's cereal. Can that cause a problem?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no cow's milk before 12 months old for a variety of reasons. It can cause anemia, tummy upset, eczema, allergies, and there is some evidence that it can even cause diabetes. Once is probably fine -- even a few times -- but it's not a good ongoing plan.
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