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Can a baby get "too much" calcium?

My youngest drinks about5-6 cups of milk a day, plus he loves yogurt and cheese? Can you get too much calcium?

 
kjbennett26

Asked by kjbennett26 at 8:47 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • yes you can, but it's pretty difficult to do. I know that an adult woman can only absorb about 500mg of calcium at a time. I'm sure it's much less for a baby. So what isn't absorbed is peed or pooped out
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:03 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • yes you can get to much calcium, but I doubt the things you listed will do it. It usually happens when you use too much milk of magnisia, mylanta, etc.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:01 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • That wouldn't be my concern. That much milk can cause iron deficient anemia.


    http://pediatrics.about.com/od/weeklyquestion/a/04_toomuch_milk.htm

    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:46 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Thanks! He consumes a ton of milk and then calcium loaded food!
    kjbennett26

    Comment by kjbennett26 (original poster) at 9:06 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Thanks for the info BradenIsMySon
    kjbennett26

    Comment by kjbennett26 (original poster) at 7:51 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

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