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    wondering how often a child 1plus years need to nurse to get calcium dietary requirements. havnt been able to find much info on it.

    thanks

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    This is an interesting question. I'm going to try to find out more. It may take a bit of digging. Unless, of course, someone else has it at their fingertips!
    Mary

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    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/ebf-benefits.html

    This mentions the following:
    "In the second year (12-23 months), 448 mL of breastmilk provides:
    29% of energy requirements
    43% of protein requirements
    36% of calcium requirements
    75% of vitamin A requirements
    76% of folate requirements
    94% of vitamin B12 requirements
    60% of vitamin C requirements
    -- Dewey 2001 "

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    emerald
    so are you or this info saying that after the 12th month one should make sure to give a child other dairy, maybe half to 3/4 the recommended daily dairy requirements...yougurt, cheese....??????

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    Kay,
    I am not saying that - the info on the page is
    In fact I read this page a while ago and your question made me re-visit it. My 21 month old's probably main source of calcium is breastmilk since he can't take dairy/soy. I just try to give him 4 oz of calcium fortified orange juice for additional calcium, but this too doesn't happen everyday.

    I hope LLL Mary can give us more information than what I found!

    kellymom also lists food other than dairy that have calcium in it:
    at http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/calcium.html

    "If your baby (or you) is allergic to cow's milk proteins, make sure you read the labels on any packaged foods to ensure that there are no "hidden dairy" ingredients.

    breastmilk (studies have shown that breastfed babies get plenty of calcium, even if mom doesn't eat dairy products)
    dark greens: broccoli, spinach, collards, kale, turnips, bok choy, parsley, mustard, dandelion
    tofu and other soy products
    beans: chickpeas/garbanzo beans, navy beans, pinto beans,
    nuts & seeds: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, filberts/hazelnuts, cashews, nut butters, tahini, walnuts
    sea vegetables: nori, kombu, wakame, agar-agar
    grains: tapioca, quinoa, tortillas
    seafood/fish: shrimp, salmon with bones, mackerel with bones, sardines with bones
    herbs: borage, lamb's quarter, wild lettuce, nettles, burdock, yellow dock
    calcium-fortified orange juice
    Total cereal (calcium fortified)
    Gerber Graduate juices (calcium fortified)
    Sunny Delight Calcium orange drink (calcium fortified)
    Rice milk (calcium fortified) "

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald View Post
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/ebf-benefits.html

    This mentions the following:
    "In the second year (12-23 months), 448 mL of breastmilk provides:
    29% of energy requirements
    43% of protein requirements
    36% of calcium requirements
    75% of vitamin A requirements
    76% of folate requirements
    94% of vitamin B12 requirements
    60% of vitamin C requirements
    -- Dewey 2001 "
    Thanks for the info! FYI 448 mL = 15.15 fluid ounces.

    Molly

    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
    JM (DD3, 6/12 ~ currently nursing), all born naturally
    Devoted wife to SAHD P, my hero
    A few of my favorite things that I've discovered on the forum: co-sleeping, baby-wearing, tandem nursing, baby-led solids, cloth diapering, APing, selective vaccination...the list goes on

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    heres a link

    http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=45


    it says that:

    In 1998, the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences issued new Adequate Intake (AI) levels for calcium. The recommendations are as follows:

    0-6 months: 210 mg
    6-12 months: 270 mg
    1-3 years: 500 mg
    4-8 years: 800 mg
    9-13 years: 1300 mg
    14-18 years: 1300 mg
    19-30 years: 1000 mg
    31-50 years: 1000 mg
    51+ years: 1200 mg
    Postmenopausal women not taking hormone replacement therapy: 1500 mg
    Pregnant and lactating women (younger than 18 years): 1300 mg
    Pregnant and lactating women (older than 18 years): 1000 mg


    now if we can figure out how much mommy milk has in it...
    math lovers go for it.

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    heres something else I found...

    http://www.earthsbest.com/baby_nutri...k.php#faqid505

    its from a company that wants to sell you teething cookies soo....
    My one year old will not drink milk, however I am still nursing her. Will she get enough calcium from breast milk?

    One ounce of human milk contains 10 mg of calcium. Depending on how much breast milk she is drinking, it is possible she isn't getting all the calcium she needs. From seven to twelve months, the adequate intake of calcium is determined to be 270 mg. If your 12 month old is getting 27 ounces of breast milk a day, she's getting enough calcium. However, the adequate intake of calcium jumps up to 500 mg per day for a one to three year old, so soon your daughter will need more and more calcium. Unless or until she begins to drink milk, you will need to begin to identify other good sources of calcium for her. Will she eat yogurt? How about some of the calcium fortified juices and toddler snacks? Try to include snacks such as Earth's Best calcium fortified teething biscuits or serve up some calcium fortified instant oatmeal which contains calcium.

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    thanks for all the input

    measurements, i cnt tell. .....how about how many times per day for how logn a feed? a guesstimet
    we are fortunate neither of us react negatively to anything. she is a cheese fanatic (which is good and bad)

    please keep 'creditable' info coming i too am looking and asking

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    Default Re: looking for creditable info

    Hi Kay,
    It's taken me forever to follow up with this. Sorry about that.
    What else does your 1yo eat? How often does she nurse? By one year, unless something unusual is going on, we would expect a baby would be eating a good variety of solid foods that would hopefully include dietary calcium. Do you have concerns or is it more a question out of curiosity? If she doesn't have allergy/sensitivity issues then you have a wider variety of calcium options to choose from to supplement what she's getting via your breastmilk.

    Mary

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