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How much calcium do I need while nursing?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 1500 mg-2000 mg

Normally, we need 1200-1500 mg of elemental calcium for healthy bones and teeth.
When nursing, your requirement increases. Make sure you look for "elemental" calcium when you buy your calcium supplement.

In brief: 1500 mg-2000 mg

Normally, we need 1200-1500 mg of elemental calcium for healthy bones and teeth.
When nursing, your requirement increases. Make sure you look for "elemental" calcium when you buy your calcium supplement.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: 1000 to 1300mg

The recommended dietary allowance of calcium for lactating women ranges from 1000 to 1300 mg depending on the maternal age.
Breast feeding mothers up to age 18 requires 1300 mg per day and those 19 years and up needs 1000 mg. For your reference, 1 oz of swiss or parmesan cheese provides about 250 mg, 4 oz of whole milk 150 mg of calcium, respectively.

In brief: 1000 to 1300mg

The recommended dietary allowance of calcium for lactating women ranges from 1000 to 1300 mg depending on the maternal age.
Breast feeding mothers up to age 18 requires 1300 mg per day and those 19 years and up needs 1000 mg. For your reference, 1 oz of swiss or parmesan cheese provides about 250 mg, 4 oz of whole milk 150 mg of calcium, respectively.
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: 1000 mg

Women of reproductive age need about 1000mg of calcium daily.
It is best to get your ca through foods rather than in a vitamin. An 8oz glass of milk contains about 300mg of ca. Other good calcium containing foods include cheese, yogurt, green veggies, and oranges.

In brief: 1000 mg

Women of reproductive age need about 1000mg of calcium daily.
It is best to get your ca through foods rather than in a vitamin. An 8oz glass of milk contains about 300mg of ca. Other good calcium containing foods include cheese, yogurt, green veggies, and oranges.
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