Rules For Consumption Of Milk In Pregnant Women?

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good afternoon, i am pregnant 5week .. my routine nutritional intake of drinking pregnant milk, vitamins and blood-add drugs. I want to ask pregnant milk should be consumed 1x a day or 2x a day huh? even though I ate a little, I still entered, as well as with meat and egg vegetables. thank you.

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Basically, there are several types of essential nutrients needed by pregnant women that cannot be obtained from food alone. Some vitamins and minerals whose needs are increased and must be met in pregnant women are calcium, folic acid, and iron. Pregnant women need 1000 mg of calcium per day, 600-800 mcg of folic acid per day, and 27 mg of iron per day. To find out how many times you have to drink your pregnant milk, you have to look again at the content of these nutrients in pregnancy vitamins and also the milk you drink. Blood-boosting vitamins are only needed if indeed you have anemia and should not be taken routinely along with pregnancy vitamins and pregnancy milk unless instructed by your obstetrician.


Generally pregnancy vitamins and pregnancy milk are supplemented with the important nutrients mentioned above. Pregnancy vitamins usually contain all these nutrients (folic acid and iron and also other vitamins) in an amount that is sufficient for daily needs, but does not contain high calcium. That is because calcium and iron really should not be combined and not taken together so that absorption can be more optimal.


Pregnancy milk usually contains all of the above nutrients (including folic acid, iron, calcium) in amounts that are not too high. To meet the needs of these nutrients in a day, you will be advised to drink 2 glasses of milk per day (assuming you do not take your pregnancy vitamins). This of course also depends on what pregnant milk you drink because each brand of pregnant milk has different nutritional content. However, as mentioned earlier, calcium and iron are taken together, their absorption will not be maximal. Therefore it is not known with certainty whether all calcium and iron in pregnancy milk can be absorbed optimally or not.


You can try to pay attention to the nutritional content in your pregnancy vitamins and your pregnancy milk. Pay attention to the amount of folic acid, iron, and calcium in your vitamins and milk and take it into account so that the amount is neither less nor too excessive. If indeed your pregnancy vitamins can meet all the nutritional needs above, you should drink ordinary cow's milk to meet your calcium needs. Drink in separate times (between milk and vitamins) for maximum absorption of nutrients. If your pregnancy milk is sufficient to meet all the nutritional needs above, you should only drink pregnancy milk (do not need pregnancy vitamins as well) and drink as recommended in the package (generally 2-3 times a day, depending on the brand and content in your pregnancy milk).


If you are confused about seeing the nutritional content of your vitamins or milk, take the product you use to the obstetrician when you control and ask for your obstetrician's opinion.

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