Yes, it is safe to have pasteurized buttermilk during pregnancy. While it might not be safe to drink raw milk while you are expecting, you can certainly have buttermilk. Buttermilk is rich in calcium, a mineral which is essential for the bone development of the baby as well as the mother, who will need to start lactating post-delivery. A 1-cup serving of low-fat, cultured milk has only 98 calories and just 2 grams of fat. It’s also a good source of protein which is another nutrient essential for women during pregnancy.
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C