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milk while pregnant...

i don't drink much milk at all. definitely not as much as i should! i try to drink atleast a glass a day, but sometimes i dont even drink that. i know i can take tums for the calcium...i have done that a few times. but my question is, will my teeth rot out or fall out easy if i dont have enough calcium? or will it make my baby's bones brittle or harm him in any kind of way?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (8)
  • Try to get calcium other ways - cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc...
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:15 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • As long as you take your prenatal vitamin you and your baby should be ok. You can also get calcium from tea and dark green leafy veggies.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • my midwife told me not to drink milk period. do we drink giraffe milk or dog milk? no, gross! then why drink cow milk?

    you can get more calcium from veggies than milk. kale, spinach, broccoli, black and navy beans, legumes, almonds, turnip greens, mustard greens, etc
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 3:19 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • There are lots of sources of calcium, and milk is not the only source of dairy. Some practitioners recommend NO dairy, and to get calcium from dark green veggies and salmon with the bones.

    Your baby will get all the calcium he needs, no matter what. Your body might suffer, though. Look at your diet... do you eat cheese? Yogurt? Ice cream? All those are high in calcium. Do you eat broccoli? Spinach? Salmon? I'm sure you'll be fine.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 3:19 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • We are not cow babies and do not need cows milk at all. I dont drink milk ever, i think its gross. There are many other things that have calcium, some vegetables have more calcium than milk does: Nondairy Foods with Calcium

    Getting enough calcium can be a especially hard if your kids are allergic to milk. These nondairy foods can be good choices for kids with milk allergies who need calcium:

    * Salmon
    * Tofu
    * Rhubarb
    * Sardines
    * Collard greens
    * Spinach
    * Turnip greens
    * Okra
    * White beans
    * Baked beans
    * Broccoli
    * Peas
    * Brussel sprouts
    * Sesame seeds
    * Bok choy
    * Almonds

    Cynthje

    Answer by Cynthje at 3:19 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • You need to find some way to get the calcium. Pregnancy has been very hard on my teeth. Your body, teeth, and bones all need calcium, as does the baby. The baby will get the calcium first and your other body parts will be deprived.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • The baby will get the calcium first and your other body parts will be deprived.

    true for your body your baby is number one. my friend nevr took at prenatal vitamins and had very lil calcium intake she lsot her teeth has bone problems now. teh baby was great why cuz he stole all her calcium
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 3:42 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Plant based calcium is far superior to animal based. Here are a couple of great resources for you: http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/building_bones.html


    www.soystache.com/calcium

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:05 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

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