Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, it accounts for 2% of body weight. Calcium is not only bone, is an important part of enzymes that is well-coordinated work of the nervous system. During the period of pregnancy and lactation a woman loses a significant portion of calcium. Pain in the muscles, bones, numbness of limbs, cramps, sensation of "chills" that women often complain as before childbirth and after them, indicate lack of calcium in the body. Often, nursing mothers are advised to actively use the cottage cheese, milk, cheese. But if you try to compensate for the deficiency of all vitamins and minerals only through food, by the end of lactation will have an appointment with the dietician and treatment of obesity. Supplementation of calcium is the best way to compensate for the deficiency. Now available medications that do not cause disorders of the intestines, has a pleasant taste and enriched with vitamin D, which improves absorption.
Lactating women need 1,500 mg daily of calcium by the end of lactation when the child is put to the breast less often, you need to decrease the dosage. It is believed that it is necessary to take 1000 mg of calcium daily at least during the first 6-8 months of lactation. If a woman does not take the calcium, then it can affect the baby's health. Later on, teething, rickets, convulsions – the consequences of calcium deficiency. Bowel disease, gall bladder, hepatitis, thyroid disease, diabetes can impair calcium absorption, and therefore the drug needs to pick up the doctor. Some vitamins contain calcium in the form of salts, which facilitates its absorption in the intestine.
If calcium is a part of a multivitamin, you should pay attention to dosage, to fill the missing a single-agent preparation or milligrams. Multivitamin drink in the morning and calcium is recommended to take in the evening. For this reason, it would be better to take calcium separately. Drink calcium 1.5-2 hours after a meal, as the enzymes destroy it. If you still have an opened package of the drug of calcium and this medicine did you drink during pregnancy, it is recommended to continue taking this drug. In case, if any side actions on the part of the gastrointestinal tract, began to be troubled with constipation or diarrhea, the recommended for a few days to stop taking the drug, and then continue at a lower dose or take the drug every other day. It is believed that dairy products most rich in calcium, but sesame seeds it much more. If you are not allergic to sesame, the child normally reacts to mom's milk after such Goodies, you can afford sesame paste or granola bar.