Drinking Milk in Pregnancy May Lead to Taller Children

Mothers who drank more milk while pregnant had bigger babies and by age 20 the children were a half inch taller.

A new study suggests that the amount of milk a woman drinks during pregnancy may affect the adult height of her offspring.

Researchers followed 685 Danish mother-child pairs in a prospective study over 20 years, tracking milk consumption during pregnancy and the height of the offspring at birth and age 20.

... mothers who drank more than five ounces of milk a day — almost all drank low-fat milk — had bigger babies, on average, than those who drank less. This, the authors write, confirms the results of previous studies. By age 20, children with mothers who drank more than five ounces of milk a day during pregnancy were, on average, almost a half-inch taller.


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