Drinking Milk for Pregnant

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Importance of Drinking Milk While Pregnant

Women who do not drink milk regularly during pregnancy may be possible to have babies with low birth weight or infants who are allergic and impaired growth in the womb.

A study comparing birth weight infants of mothers who regularly drank at least one cup of milk a day with the mother during pregnancy is less or not drink milk regularly. It turned out that the infants of mothers milk drinkers have a better weight.

A total of 300 women involved in the research, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. They are not smokers and healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. A quarter of the mothers are routinely told not to drink milk every day.

A team of experts from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University Montreal, Canada, stated that the study is important because increasing numbers of women who do not consume milk during pregnancy will have a lower fat intake, weight gain is limited and allergic disorders, because of habit drinking milk during pregnancy is one of them is to prevent lactose intolerance.

Mothers and health professionals need to know that this dietary practice may restrict essential nutrients and negatively affect fetal growth.

One cup of milk a day means that contain 2.5 micrograms of vitamin D, this number represents a very significant value of 5 micrograms of vitamin D are recommended each day. Vitamin D is essential for growth and bone strength. Calcium from the mother is needed by the fetus is delivered through the umbilicus.

Previous research conducted by experts from the University of Southampton explains that children from mothers who are deficient in vitamin D during pregnancy had lower bone growth compared with normal bone mass. This can cause the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis later in life.

However, nutrients contained in milk may be replaced with other foods or supplements. Dietary advice that pregnant women should be done every day at least eat one serving of milk, cheese and yogurt.


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