Remember that too much dairy keeps the body from absorbing iron. Ask your doctor how your iron level is doing. My first 3 babies, I did not know this. With my last, I decided to do an experiment and get my calcium from other sources other than milk (i'm not a big milk drinker anyway, but I do love cheese).
With each visit, my midwife would exclaim how perfect my iron was and how my level was better than anyone other patient. LOL How funny!
Calcium is a MUST but you can get it most nuts, peas, squash, broccoli, limas, spinach, carrots, avacado, cantalope, apples, banana's, peachs, grapes, strawberries, tom., kiwi, and many more foods. Eating these foods do not have to be so calorie laden. And will supply many more health benefits including more vitamins than a glass of milk. :) Hope this gives you some ideas. :)
at 6:10 PM on Mar. 30, 2009