While the body at any age needs calcium, there are stages in a person’s life when calcium requirements increase. Here are the daily requirements at various stages in your life:
- Pregnancy: 1,500-2,000 mg. a day
- Lactation: 1,200-1,500 mg. a day
- Infants (birth to one year): 400 to 600 mg.
- Children (1 to 10): 800 mg.
- Preteens and teens: 1,200-1,500 mg.
- Adults: 1,200 mg.
- Seniors: 1,500 mg. a day