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Pregnant and nursing mothers require adequate amounts of essential nutrients each day in order to nourish healthy growth and development. Learn more about Calcium.

 

What Does It Do?

  • Calcium helps your baby's bones develop and harden during your third trimester
  • Helps build strong healthy teeth
  • Aids in blood clotting
  • Helps muscle contraction
  • Assists nerve transmission

How Much Do We Need?

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, doctors recommend you get 1000-1300 mg of calcium per day

Where Can I Get It?

  • Milk, cheese, yogurt
  • Broccoli, kale, spinach
  • Beans, tofu, soymilk
  • Calcium-fortified orange juice
  • Canned sardines, salmon with bones

Tips:

  • Vitamin D will help your body absorb calcium.


Try our calcium-rich cheesy bean burrito recipe.