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According to a Straits Times report, many children continue to take formula milk after they turn one as they did not like the taste of fresh milk or their bodies could not tolerate it.

Associate Professor Marion Aw from the Department of Paediatrics said that milk, in general, is a good source of nutrition for young children beyond a year old as it is a good source of macro and micronutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D.

"However, if young children do not like to drink milk, they can get this nutrition from other sources, such as dairy products.

Assoc Prof Marion Aw will be part of a taskforce set up by the Government to put in place measures in addressing the rising prices of formula milk.

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