Pregnant Women

Nutrition for Special Groups 3(3+0)

Lesson 1 : Overview of Groups With Special Nutritional Needs

Pregnant Women

Pregnant women have unique nutritional needs as well, including increased folic acid intake and an additional 350 calories per day when compared with a non-pregnant woman. Breastfeeding women should increase food intake by 600 calories per day and consume adequate fluids to maintain a healthy milk supply. Both groups may need to consume higher amounts of protein, iron, and calcium to restore supplies being depleted by the growing fetus.


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