Why is milk a must-add to my pregnancy diet? Have you ever heard of milk being unsafe for consumption? No, because it is loaded with power-packed nutrients that benefit both the mother and baby. Milk is richest in calcium, a mineral that forms the basis for strengthening your bones and also building your baby’s. It is also an excellent source of protein and helps in rebuilding your breast and uterine tissues as well as the tissues of the baby. Vitamin B12 in milk keeps red blood cells healthy and vitamin D helps prevent neonatal rickets and low birth weight in babies. The antioxidants in milk cool the gastric system, prevents heartburn, and keeps you hydrated. The only precaution you must take is to boil the milk before drinking if it is unpasteurized. Also, we recommend you stick to low fat, skimmed milk during the entire period of pregnancy.
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