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Milk During Pregnancy

Milk should be approached with caution, especially during pregnancy. Most dairy cows are treated with growth hormones to get them to supply to unnecessary demand. Pasteurized milk destroys the good bacteria in the human body and hinders the development of immunity. This is especially important for pregnant women because the body is so focused on feeding the fetus that the mother is more susceptible infection and illness. If you insist on drinking milk - cow or otherwise, be sure to consume high quality probiotics - not the junk found in Activa Yogurt, but the kind found in the fridge at the health food store, and make sure it is at least 20 billion plus per capsule. Also, if you insist on drinking milk make sure it is organic from a reliable source.

There are far better calcium alternatives available that do not put expectant mothers at risk.
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