Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

During pregnancy and breast feeding, a woman’s body goes through many changes and must provide for the needs of a growing baby. Nutritional requirements increase during this time. You need more energy, protein and some vitamins, particularly iron, folate, and iodine.

A well balanced diet is required to meet the nutritional demands pregnancy and breastfeeding place on a woman’s body.
However, during pregnancy there may be factors that make it difficult to get the nutrition you need like:

  • Nausea
  • Feeling full quickly as the baby grows during pregnancy
  • Feeling tired
  • Constipation

Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy and Maintaining A Balanced Diet

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