When a two-year-old in Oregon was so pale, doctors initially thought he had blood cancer, but after running a full blood panel, they realized he was just consuming too much cow's milk. Johnny Donovan, the son of Laura Donovan, began consuming cow's milk at the age of one, but by two he was sleep deprived, cranky, and more prone to temper tantrums.
Why did cow's milk contribute to this issue? since it interferes with the body's capacity to absorb iron. Johnny's hemoglobin level was only half what it should have been, according to the tests. Johnny drank roughly 30 to 40 ounces of cow's milk every day for a year; doctors advise 16 to 24 ounces.