Hi I also dont't like milk... you can drink Ice-Milo.
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My appetite has been changing after getting pregnant and does not like to drink milk since. I know getting enough protein and other nutrients is important, but is it really a MUST to drink milk??
Hi I also dont't like milk... you can drink Ice-Milo.
Thats a good idea!
Maybe we can add fresh milk to the MILO!
Depends on individual. I dont't like to drink milk, but once I got pregnant I ask my hubby to "force" me drink milk everyday.. He very nice, he really make milk for me everyday without fail.
To me is good coz as you r pregnant or breast feeding and after giving birth, you will lost a lot of calcium and some nutrients so at least the milk is helping to replenish whatever I'm missing out.
But if you really can't take the milk, try other alternatives like milo, horlicks, cereal. They are also good, esp cereal.
you can try .. Or you can buy those big pack of Milo 1 litre.. Is taste better well blend choco taste. For me I can't drink milk totally.. Even if you mix with fresh milk with Milo there is still the milky taste..
Mixed n match whatever it's best for you ...
Nope, it's not a MUST but it seems to be advocated by alot of older ppls (my mother in law keep asking me to drink milk.. hahaha)
Anyway, a popular gynae in Gleneagles that i've seen does not recommend drinking milk. His reason was, why should humans drink the produce of another animal that is meant for it's young?
But the rationale behind drinking milk is the calcium and the vit D. Calcium is highly needed throughout the pregnancy (based on the antenatal class that i've attended at mt Alvernia). Calcium can be found in alot of food like tofu, dark green leafy vege, sardines, broccoli.. etc.
So IMO, as long as you have a healthy diet, taking a variety of food, and if you do take your prenatal vitamins, actually there's no need to drink milk.
what about soya bean milk? i hear moms advocate drinnking soya bean milk in the hope that the kid will come out fair :P altho i've also heard the opposite happened. hehe
Hi Milkshake ,
If you like soya bean milk take it for the intake of calcium for baby n you. I dont't believe in the myth that baby's skin will be fair after taking soya bean milk.. It's all in the genes.
I've friends who force themselves with tofu, soya bean milk never even touch any dark soy sauce during preggie end up having a baby whose skin is just like the father who is on the darker side, my friend is the fairer one.
haha yeah i think overdoing the soya milk can be excessive and not exactly good :P
No it is not a must to drink milk nor is it necessary. It is also a complete waste of money to buy those formula milk for pregnant women (a scam by formula companies). You can get calcium and minerals from other sources or dairy products such as yoghurt and cheese...or icecream! heheh.. If you're taking a multivitamin that will already provide you with some of the stuff your body needs.
It's also a myth that if you're breastfeeding you need to drink lots of milk. Total BS! Drinking cows milk does not make human milk!
Haha .. Totally not true.. that breastfeeding need to drink more milk. Got to eat food like "papaya with fish soup","papaya drink.. And most of all you have to relax and patience to produce milk.
Nowadays.. Mummies find it hard to breastfeeding as it takes alot of patience in doing that.. you got to have the determination.. Haha its very tiring I heard so most mummies give up!
some mummies during pregnancy reject milk , once they drink they start puking ...
for soya milk , i tink for mummies who are expecting with baby boys shld lesser the intake of it cos it increase female hormones .. =)
I reckon the main reason that pregnant women are advised to drink milk is for calcium. If you really dislike taking it, try sardine it is a good source of calcium.
For those of you who are prone to high sugar level, please refrain from drinking ice milo. I read somewhere that anything that has ice added e.g.ice coffee, ice milk, ice tea etc, the sugar level is much higher in comparison to drinking them hot.
Oh that's interesting ... Iced added will increase sugar level to the drink?? I thought it will dilute the drink ...
Hey milkshake ,
dont't read too much & dont't think too much! you know your body well.. Just take whatever you crave for moderately. Sometimes we dont't worry so much .. Baby will come out healthier .. dont't need to torture yourself by drinking those stuff that you dont't like..look for alternative to replace !!
I presume milk is for the calcium so if can find replacement for it, then go for it! I got sick of milk after a few days so switched to soya bean milk (which has even higher calcium content). So now sick of soya bean already, going to strawberry milk... I guess very soon, I will get sick of strawberry milk too and need another alternative. Anyone has any good suggestions? I'm afraid I have become a very very picky eater since preg and I get sick of food very fast... worried how I can keep this up for 9 months :s
I make a fruit yoghurt smoothie for my son to get some extra calcium into him.
You can put in fruit like banana or strawberries, together with some plain natural yoghurt as this has no sugar or flavourings, and some milk. Blend it all together and drink If it is not sweet enough you can add honey or vanilla icecream.
Sometimes .. find hard to get food that is prefect ....to please myself..
i thought yoghurt was a no no?
Yoghurt is a big yes!
Just watch out for frozen yoghurt from those soft serve kind of machines, and homemade yoghurt in case it contains raw eggs. Also make sure you eat it before the use-by date. Store bought tub yoghurt is definitely safe and good for you. It contains good bacteria and is a great source of calcium. I'd recommend plain natural yoghurt or Greek yoghurt even though it's very sour but you can add your own ingredients to it rather than flavoured yoghurt which has like 100 ingredients in it.
I wont say its a MUST to drink milk,but a MUST to keep the calcium intake well during n after your pregnancy. baby will absorb nutritions from your body 1st,ignoring if you have enough for your own health,thats why nutrition intake during pregnancy is very impt to keep both mummy n baby healthy.
my teeth n bones started showing signs of lost of calcium after my 2nd pregnancy despite i was drinking much milo with fresh milk during 2nd preg + calcium pills in last 3months n breastfed 2mths. i had to get calcium pills to fill back now haha.