Calcium Intake Recommendations

Age group / Amount of calcium to consume daily, in milligrams (mg)

  • 0 to 6 months / 210 mg

  • 7 to 12 months / 270 mg

  • 1 to 3 years / 500 mg

  • 4 to 8 years / 800 mg

  • 9 to 18 years / 1,300 mg

  • 19 to 50 years / 1,000 mg

  • 51 to 70+ years / 1,200 mg

  • Pregnant and nursing, under 19 years / 1,300 mg

  • Pregnant and nursing, over 19 years / 1,000 mg