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How much protein should I eat while breastfeeding?

How much protein should I eat while breastfeeding?

71 g: Half your pre-pregnancy body weight (0.5 gm per pound per day) as long as you're pregnant or nursing. This number would be higher with twins or lots of exercise.The standard rda for protein is 71 gm per day when pregnant or nursing, which is 25 gm/day more than usual (and higher than it ever is for a man). But that number is a group number for average women. An egg has 6 gm; milk, 1 gm/oz. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, ..) while breastfeeding?"

We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, ..) while breastfeeding?"

Phytic r folic acid?: Folic acid is strongly recommended before and during pregnancy to prevent neural defects like spina bifida. Phytic acid should probably be avoided during pregnancy & breastfeeding as it can chelate (bind to) important minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc & make them unabsorbable, leading to potential mineral deficiencies. Ask OB about this chemical. ...Read more

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What's the recommended dietary allowance for protein in breastfeeding?

What's the recommended dietary allowance for protein in breastfeeding?

Increase by 20-30%.: Breastfeeding increases your caloric consumption by 500-1000 kilocalories daily, therefore incease your protein intake accordingly by 20-30% compared to your baseline diet. ...Read more

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Is Shakeology protein powder safe for breastfeeding?

Is Shakeology protein powder safe for breastfeeding?

Not sure: I reviewed the shakeology web site and there were some concerns that I have reviewing the ingredients They list several added anti-oxidants and nutrients and basically my concern is that these have not been studies in babies The other question would be how much of the shake is being transferred through breast milk and that has also not been studied- I think a well balanced diet is likely better ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more