Pregnancy, Milk, and Baby Teeth

What you eat during pregnancy affects the growth of your developing baby including teeth! Your baby’s teeth start to develop between months 3 and 6 of pregnancy. It’s important you take in enough nutrients especially calcium, phosphorous, and Vitamin D.

Calcium: Calcium is the mineral that makes the main component of teeth. It is found in dairy food like milk, cheese, and yogurt. Be sure to take in enough calcium in your diet for you and your baby with at least 3 servings of dairy products or calcium-filled food each day. You may want to consult your physician about calcium pills if you think you do not consume enough calcium.
The calcium your baby receives is from diet, not your teeth. You do not lose calcium from teeth during pregnancy.

Phosphorous: Mineral that affects the hardness of teeth. This is found in high protein sources such as meat and milk

Vitamin D: Vitamin D helps the body to absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus. It can be found in oily fish like salmon and tuna. But the main way it is produced naturally in the body is from direct sunlight so make sure you get your share of sunshine for the day!

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