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Calcium and Vitamin D for New Moms

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

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Calcium and vitamin D are essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth and fighting chronic diseases.  

Here's some advice to help ensure you get enough.


Good food sources of calcium include milk and alternatives (milk, yogurt and cheese, fortified soy beverages), fortified juices and fish canned with the bones. Good food sources of vitamin D include milk, fortified soy beverages, fortified juice and fatty fish.

If you do not regularly eat or drink foods high in calcium and vitamin D, your healthcare provider may recommend a calcium or vitamin D supplement - along with foods that are high in these nutrients. Talk to your healthcare provider about the use of a daily supplement or call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered dietitian.

For more information on calcium and vitamin D sources, see the HealthLink BC file Food Sources of Calcium and Vitamin D


Resources & Links:
HealthLink BC Vitamins: Their Functions and Sources

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