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Can dairy products increase congestion?

You’ve more than likely heard that if your child is congested they should not have dairy products. This controversial idea has existed for some time, but there is actually no scientific evidence that it is in fact true. Many paediatricians believe that a child who is congested in the throat or nose should not consume dairy products because the dairy products will increase the mucus and aggravate the congestion. It is also believed that there may be a link with lactose intolerance and congestion.

Many parents who notice that their child gets more congested after having milk will switch to a soy milk or formula. However, if your child has problems with congestion, and you are considering stopping dairy products, you should discuss it with your paediatrician. If there is no need to stop giving your child dairy products, you should know. Dairy products are a necessary part of a healthy diet. If your child does need to stop consuming dairy products, the doctor can suggest the best course of action and a substitute diet.

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