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Nutritionist Asiya Ali

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Breast Feeding is a mother's gift to herself, her baby & the earth..

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Mother and a Child

Lactation Diet

Breast feeding is a difficult task for every mother. It’s very important to have correct nutrition intake and have support from your family. Nutrient needed during lactation depends primarily on the volume and composition of milk produced and on the mother's initial nutrient needs and nutritional status.

Among women exclusively breastfeeding their infants, the energy demands of lactation exceed pre pregnancy demands by approximately 640 kcal/day during the first 6 months post-partum compared with 300 kcal/day during the last two trimesters of pregnancy (NRC, 1989). In contrast, the demand for some nutrients, such as iron, is considerably less during lactation than during pregnancy.

Daily outputs of energy, vitamin A, vitamin B12, iron, and iodine in milk tend to exceed the recommended increments. The allowance for energy is based on the assumption that lactating women can draw on fat stores deposited during pregnancy to help support milk production. Thus, gradual weight loss is expected during lactation. For women who are underweight or whose weight gain during pregnancy was low, a 650 - kcal/day increase in energy intake during the first 6 months of lactation is recommended. Total energy needs during lactation depend greatly on the level of physical activity.

 

Every mother have different diet requirements during breast feeding, After analyzing the individual needs, we plan the diet plan and focuses on providing all the essential nutrient (Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates) which is required during lactation.

 

We plan a diet which is easy and flexible for you to follow. Our diet plan allows a lactating mother to have a good milk secretion and also maintain a good healthy body weight.

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