Melissa Majumdar, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, stated:

“Drinking milk is a great way to meet needs for nine essential nutrients, including: phosphorus, B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin D, riboflavin, niacin, and protein. Most non-dairy milks contain only 2-4 nutrients and generally lack protein; they may also have added sugars if sweetened. Milk, on the other hand, has a natural balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat (in low fat milks).”


Emily Shiffer, “The Surprising Health Benefits of Milk,”, June 5, 2019