Milk may have long-lasting growth promoting effect

In a prospective cohort of 800 mothers in Denmark, those drinking 150ml of milk or more per day had babies 113g heavier and 0.6cm longer than those drinking less milk in pregnancy.

After 20 years’ follow-up, offspring whose mothers drank more milk were taller, had higher levels of insulin-like growth factor and higher insulin levels, although these findings were not statistically significant.

Maternal milk consumption may have a growth-promoting effect which could last into early