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Oski warns that excessive milk drinking may lead to anemia. He has demonstrated this himself, and there are sufficient references to indicate that this phenomenon is widespread in those who drink excessive milk to the exclusion of other nutrients. Limiting milk intake, after 6 months of life up to 500 mL of boiled milk as Tönz suggests is not documented, to my knowledge, to cause anemia. On the other hand, to recommend cow's milk as a source of essential fatty acids seems somewhat intemperate.

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