This article by Dr Smriti Sharma, Program Officer - Mother, Infant, Young Child Nutrition, Tata Trusts, focuses on the fundamental principles of good nutrition for breastfeeding mothers.
|Dr Smriti Sharma, Program Officer - Mother, Infant, Young Child Nutrition, Tata Trusts|
The growth and development of newborns is determined by the nutrients in the milk they consume. Incorporating essential food groups in their diets helps breastfeeding mothers meet the nutritional requirements of their children, while also maintaining their own health and wellbeing.
The article outlines the daily macro- and micro-nutrient intake guidelines for lactating mothers as per The Indian Council of Medical Research (2020), including their overall calorie, protein, calcium, vitamin A, and iodine requirements. Dr Sharma also lists some healthy practices for mothers such as staying hydrated, spending time in the sun, consuming a diversified diet, wisely choosing oils and carbohydrates, and taking key supplements to ensure good health.
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