(Cow’s) Milk is rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, niacin, protein, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and zinc. Fortified (cow’s) milk is rich in omega-3 DHA, omega-3 EPA, phosphorus, protein, and vitamin D. (Cow’s) Milk is hydrating, is beneficial if you’re a mama with gestational hypertension, and is anecdotally believed to be lactogenic. (Cow’s) Milk is a carbohydrate and therefore should be limited if you’re a mama with gestational diabetes (15-30 grams for breakfast, 30-45 grams for lunch and dinner, 15 grams for snacks). Avoid all dairy-based milks if you’re a mama with constipation.
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