Author Dr. J. Hower, paediatrician from Germany
Children are increasingly given plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk. Why is this problematic and what health consequences are to be expected?
Plant-based milk substitutes are predominantly made from four plant foods: soy, oats, almonds and peas. However, most milk alternatives are nutritionally unbalanced compared to cow’s milk. Switching from cow’s milk to plant-based alternatives can therefore lead to short-term and long-term health consequences.