Milk Fat and Health Consequences
Milk plays a major role in a healthy, balanced diet throughout lifetime. Initially, human milk is the sole source of nutrition in early infancy and milk substitutes have to be chosen carefully as they should be suitable for the infant and deliver as close as possible the health benefits that human milk provides to the infant. During the weaning period milk remains an important part of the diet in completing the nutritional requirements, e.g. for protein, minerals etc. Milk continues to deliver benefits in children of school age throughout adolescence and adult life with regard to bone and heart health and others.