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The Importance of Protein for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms

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The Importance of Protein for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms

When a mom is both pregnant and breastfeeding, she needs additional calories, protein and other nutrients to maintain her own body and provide protein in her breast milk for her baby. Target 50% of calories from healthy fats (this is easy and tastes good), 20% from protein, and the rest from vegetables. But Why Protein? Protein provides the building blocks necessary for fetal tissue development and maternal tissue expansion. Proper protein consumption also supports the body’s increased blood volume for labor, delivery, and lactation and is one of the single most critical elements for fetal neurological development. In your second...

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