Kimberly A. Tessmer - Nutrition

Do I Require More Calcium When Pregnant with Twins?

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QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Hi I was just wondering if I should be taking more calcium than I am while pregnant with twins?

I take 120mg in my blackmores pregnancy tablets and,
600mg worth of caltrate.

I don't really have much milk, but I do eat a fair amount of cheese.

What level do I need to reach when pregnant with twins and should I take more calcium supplements to get there as I do not really like dairy products or is there something else I can eat?

Can a Picky Eater Have a Good Prenatal Diet?

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QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
I know you're suppose to drink lots of milk but I don't like milk. I didn't even like it before I was pregnant.

I'm also not fond of vegetables. The only veggie I eat are greens and I am a very picky eater.

I've been trying to figure what types of things to eat I have a list from the doctor but it just does not seem be working. What am I suppose to do about this situation?

18 and Pregnant, Where Do I Start?

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Dear Nutritionist,
Ok well I just found out this morning that I am pregnant( I took 2 tests)( I am 18). I'm going to a doctor this Friday to get started on my journey but honestly I'm in a rut. I live with my boyfriend and 2 of our friends in a 2 bedroom and of course we don't eat right all the time. Between college and working nights its really hard to. I don't even know like what to avoid or what I should eat more of.

I really just don't know...Help ...Please..

Eating Deli Meat During Pregnancy

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Dear Nutritionist,
I am very worried I did something harmful for my baby. I am 19 weeks pregnant.

I went to Panera for lunch and got a chicken sandwich. I ate a few big bites before it occurred to me that the cold chicken might be a bad idea. I looked it up and realized that we are not to eat cold chicken sandwiches while pregnant.

How badly did I mess up? What are the odds I've hurt by baby?

Underweight

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Dear Nutritionist,
Hi. I have a very important question concerning my weight. I'm 5'2 and around 100-103 lbs. I'm severely lactose intolerant and have omitted lactose products from my diet, but I still have problems with my stomach, from abdominal bloating and cramping, to severe constipation. In fact, I thought it was normal to have a bowel movement every 3 or 4 days! Now I know thats not normal.

Should I Start Cereal at 2 1/2 Months?

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QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
My question is my daughter is 2½ months old. She is only eating breast milk (no formula). Well, people are trying to get me to feed my baby rice cereal but I read that if you start a baby on cereal to early it can cause allergies later on in life. Should I wait until she is 4 months or start her now. She weighs 13 pounds 3 ounces.

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