Jeffrey W. Hull, MD, FAAP, practicing pediatrician, wrote the following in his online resource "Parents' Common Sense Encyclopedia," posted on his website (accessed Jan. 8, 2008):

“Cow milk tends to irritate the human intestine. Cow milk binds iron in the intestine and carries it out in the stool, and in excessive amounts leads to iron deficiency. The milk literally sucks the iron out of the body.”

Jan. 8, 2008