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13 Nov 2006

calcium
what Calcium supplement can you recommend for a 15 month old baby. he is allergic to milk, eggs ad peanut butter. I give him soya products, like yoghurt, which the paed said does not have calcium.
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01 Jan 0001

Children from age 1 to 3 years need 500 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day. Children 4 to 8 years old need 800 mg of calcium a day. Children 9 to 18 years need 1300 mg a day. The following chart shows how much calcium is in various foods.


FOOD AMOUNT CALCIUM (mg)
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Dairy products:
Milk, liquid 1 cup 300
Milk, powdered 1 Tbsp 60
Cheese, natural or
processed 1 ounce 200
Cottage cheese 1/4 cup 60
Yogurt 1 cup 300
Ice cream 1/2 cup 110
Cream cheese 1 Tbsp 10

Meat and other protein sources:
Meat, poultry, fish 3 ounces 10 to 20
Canned fish with bones 3 ounces 250
Egg 1 egg 30
Cooked dried beans 1/2 cup 70
Nuts and seeds 2 Tbsp 20 to 40
Peanut butter 2 Tbsp 20

Bread, cereal, pasta:
Bread 1 slice 25
Biscuits, rolls 1 roll 25
Corn tortilla 1 tortilla 60
Cooked and dry cereals 1 serving 15
Noodles, macaroni 1/2 cup 15

Vegetables and fruits:
Vegetables, average 1/2 cup 20 to 40
Green, leafy vegetables,
average 1/2 cup 100
Fruits, average 1/2 cup 20 to 40
Calcium-fortified
orange juice 1/2 cup 160


Otherwise your pharmacy may be able to help with a suitable supplement.
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