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Nutrition

Dairy through Life

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Although a pregnant woman’s calcium needs do not increase (they remain at 700mg), it is essential that enough calcium is taken throughout this period as it will help with the hardening of the unborn baby’s bones.

During pregnancy certain cheeses should be avoided. These are cheeses with blue veins (e.g. Stilton, Danish Blue) and mould–ripened soft cheeses (e.g. Brie, Camembert). It is important to note, though, that milk and yogurt pose no risk during pregnancy, and are a good way of helping to meet calcium requirements. There is also no risk from hard cheeses (e.g. Cheddar), cottage cheese, cream cheese or processed cheese during pregnancy.

During breastfeeding a woman’s calcium requirements increase by 500mg. This is because  calcium will be lost in the breast milk she produces.

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