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Mother’s milk is the best food for the newborn, and as the sole producer of this quality food, you want to do everything possible to keep up the production! Combine that with all the food advice from mom and mom-in-law, you may end up eating way more than needed and keep all the pregnancy weight or worse gain more!

Also, not only calories but also proteins, vitamins and minerals are needed in extra quantities; the best sources of these nutrients are healthy food stuff such as milk, vegetables, fruits, tofu and eggs and not the comfort food or panjiri/laddoo full of ghee

In fact, the additional calories for breastfeeding that you need, over and above your diet in the late half of pregnancy, can be provided by just one tablespoon of ghee

The table below will tell you all about the additional requirements needed in your diet while nursing your baby breastfeeding and how to make sure you get them included in your diet

Additional diet requirement while breast feeding (over the pre-pregnancy diet)

  Nutrients During first six months (exclusive breast feeding) After first six months (partial breast feeding)
  Calories 600 520
  Proteins 19 13
Nutrients whose requirements     increase by 100%    Calcium, Vitamin C
Nutrients whose requirements     increase by nearly 50%    Vitamin A, D, E, folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 and fiber
Nutrients whose requirements     increase by 33% or less   Iron, vitamin B1, B2, B3
Food that will give this additional calorie and protein requirement
  • one extra glass of milk+
  • one extra serving of nuts+
  • one extra serving of dal/meat+
  • one extra egg/ 1/4th block tofu or 30 gms soya chunks+
  • one extra tablespoon  spoon of oil/ghee

 The only additional requirement    over that in third trimester of          pregnancy is the ghee/oil

  • one extra glass of milk+
  • one extra serving of nuts+
  • one extra serving of dal/meat+
  • one extra egg/ 1/4th block tofu or 30 gms soya chunks+
  • 1/2 extra tablespoon  spoon of oil/ghee

The only additional requirement       over that in third trimester of             pregnancy is the ghee/oil

Food FHI has a diet plan for breast feeding women, which takes into account all these requirements and

  • Let’s you choose whether you want to lose weight or not, in a healthy way  without affecting milk output
  • Can show you a nutritional dashboard so that you are sure you are meeting the requirements

CHECK OUT: Our references for care during breastfeeding

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