Benefits of Consuming Milk During Pregnancy

Iron, protein, folic acid, choline, and iodine are essential nutrients during pregnancy. Making healthy food choices will make your pregnancy healthy and benefit your baby. During pregnancy, you need all the vital proteins, vitamins, calcium, etc. Consuming milk means consuming sufficient amounts of calcium.

consuming milk during pregnancy also has other benefits. Here are some advantages:

Boosts Immunity

Immune-endocrine interactions develop a complex immune regulation network. Thus, the baby survives in the womb. Milk intake during pregnancy enhances immunity. Milk contains immune-strengthening vitamins and nutrients such as zinc, D, A, and protein. 

Improves Skin

Your body changes in several ways. You’ll experience swelling, cramps, etc. So does your skin. Your skin will develop rashes, acne, stretch marks, etc.  Since milk is a powerhouse of nutrition during pregnancy (Vitamin A, D, B12, protein, and calcium), drinking milk or applying milk to the skin can enhance your skin. Vitamin A helps cell repair and skin repair, and Vitamin D helps skin regeneration. Drinking milk at the right time almost daily can keep your skin moist, thus keeping irritation and dryness at bay. Additionally, milk’s lactic acid helps exfoliate the skin and makes it look bright and glowing.  

Boosts Hair Health

Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy result in hair fall. To bring back health, growth, and shine in your hair intake of milk during pregnancy is essential. Casein and whey proteins in calcium-rich milk can prevent hair loss during pregnancy. Along with this, Vitamin D helps to develop follicles.

Reduces Muscle and Bone Cramps

The body supports the baby’s development during pregnancy and gradually prepares you for labour. You’ll experience increased muscular pain, impacting the tendons, bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. Milk intake strengthens bones and muscles, reduces muscle and bone cramps, and prevents osteoporosis and fractures.

Effective Antacids

Heartburn, constipation, and other gastric ailments are common pregnancy symptoms. Pregnancy hormones are responsible. Milk can act as an effective antacid and reduce gastric problems.

Promotes Foetal Growth

Being calcium, iron, and iodine-rich, milk consumption helps in the formation, and development of the baby’s nervous system. Along with this, milk consumption boosts foetal brain development and promotes IQ.

So, drink milk at any time of the day. You can have it for breakfast with cereal, oats, or cornflakes. Dip some chocolates or chocolate biscuits in milk, blend it, and have it. Add a dash of turmeric to your milk and drink a glass at night. Adding saffron (kesar) to your milk can help sometimes. You can replace a glass of milk with a small cup of yoghurt, and punch it with fruits. If you’re lactose intolerant, dairy-free substitutes are your most suitable options. When choosing milk for pregnancy, non-fat or low-fat milk is one of the best ideas.

The moms-to-be on the block! Do you now realise how good milk is for you during pregnancy?