When picking on what food and drinks to include in your diet during pregnancy, your primary concern should be supporting both you and your child. Since milk is a common drink that you might have in the morning, it’s possible to fit it into your diet during pregnancy. Many moms-to-be are asking whether cow's milk is a safe choice during pregnancy, and what alternatives to turn to if you can’t drink regular whole milk.
In this guide, you’ll find some great tips and info on different types of milk and incorporating them into your diet during pregnancy. As always, we recommend that you consult with your doctor for advice before implementing any dietary changes.
Can I drink cow’s milk during pregnancy
This is a common question new moms ask and the answer is—it depends. Whole milk from cows is a healthy source of protein and many essential minerals such as calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B that both your body and developing baby need. In most cases, a few servings of milk can be safely included in your daily pregnancy diet.
However, drinking milk during pregnancy is not always an option. Many women find that their stomach can't tolerate milk very well, even if they had no issues with digesting milk before. Lactose—the naturally occurring sugar found in both pasteurised and raw milk—is often the culprit behind your body rejecting it. In this situation, you may need to look for milk alternatives that provide all the nutrition without the sensitivity issues associated with whole milk.
What about plant-based milk choices
If you find yourself sensitive to whole milk during your pregnancy, you can look to plant-based milk products such as almond milk and soy milk can be an alternative option. These products are naturally lactose-free, eliminating the risk of digestion issues associated with lactose. Often fortified with minerals, they can help you consume the necessary amounts of calcium and vitamins.
Remember to look for healthier versions such as unsweetened almond milk. While pregnant mums do need to consume more calories during pregnancy, it is better if they come from whole food sources, not empty calories often found in the sweetened options.
No matter which milk alternative you choose, please make sure that you consume plenty of water during your pregnancy. Getting into the habit of drinking a glass every morning is not only one of the best habits for your health, but it is also important for your child.
Frisomum Gold® – Our NEW Formula milk alternative during your pregnancy
To address the specific needs of mums-to-be, maternal milk is often recommended as it helps balance both your and your little one’s nutritional needs safely. We have formulated Frisomum Gold® with both mum and child in mind, and its unique Dual Care+ formula supports you on your pregnancy journey.
Consuming the right amount of calcium and other minerals to support you during and after pregnancy can be challenging, so we have included a healthy amount in Frisomum Gold® to support your physiological changes during pregnancy, and provide a good foundation for your ever-growing little one. In fact, some of the vital nutrients that Frisomum Gold® provides you with include:
Vitamin B12 – Essential for the production of red blood cells and the healthy functioning of the nervous system.
Folic Acid – Aids in the production of red blood cells, nucleotide synthesis, and cell division.
Iodine – Important for the production of thyroid hormones, which supports brain development.
Vitamin D – Aids in bone development, along with calcium absorption and utilisation.
Calcium – Helps in the normal growth and development of bones.
Frisomum Gold® aims to be your go-to milk alternative during your pregnancy and lactation period. Watch our video to find out more about how you can support your child’s needs with DualCare+ in Frisomum Gold®. Find out more today!