6 October 2000
Cows’ milk ‘nutritionally poor’

By FWi staff

COWS milk is a poor source of nutrients and could cause long-term damage to children who rely on it as a main source of nutrients, claim paediatricians.

Diseases such as rickets and anaemia are rising among children in deprived areas, said Dr Roger Harris, senior lecturer in child health at the Royal London Hospital.

This was because their diet does not contain sources of iron and vitamin D such as pureed fish and meat and mashed pulses, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Dr Harris said cows milk was a poor source of essential nutrients.