The difference between the two is the amount of processing that was done to the milk. Overall, there is no significant difference in terms of nutrient content because whatever was lost in the processing, most manufacturers try to recover by fortifying their products and adding the lost nutrients. So, if you give powdered milk to your child, you are not short-changing him. Although for some, fresh milk is more delicious—offer both and see which one your child takes to.
Sunil Sazawal, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., associate professor, department of international health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.
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