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07 Nov 2006

8 months baby teething
I have a baby-girl who is teething, she doesn't like milk that much. Iam afraid she won't have enough calcium to have strong bones. what other supplements can i give her?
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Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear tbt
Try other dairy products like yoghurt etc. and also flavoured milks. Children between the ages of 1 and 3 years need 500 mg calcium per day (+/- 1 cup of yoghurt and one cup of milk). If this does not help and she takes in no calcium in the diet, supplementation is probably the bestoption. Your pharmacist would be able to assist you in choice of supplement.
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