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Are the protein supplement powders beneficial during pregnancy to the mother and unborn baby?
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Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
Typically a healthy diet is sufficient and protein powders aren't needed.

In brief: Probably not
Typically a healthy diet is sufficient and protein powders aren't needed.
Dr. Guy VanDell
Dr. Guy VanDell
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Unnecessary/ okay
Your typical balanced nutrition augmented by prenatal vitamins is enough to build a healthy baby.
The babies system draws from the proteins and other nutrients circulating in your blood.If you are not eating right, baby will take proteins from your muscle mass & calcium from your bones,etc. Supplemental proteins might make it to baby, but when not needed will be converted over time to carbs & fat.

In brief: Unnecessary/ okay
Your typical balanced nutrition augmented by prenatal vitamins is enough to build a healthy baby.
The babies system draws from the proteins and other nutrients circulating in your blood.If you are not eating right, baby will take proteins from your muscle mass & calcium from your bones,etc. Supplemental proteins might make it to baby, but when not needed will be converted over time to carbs & fat.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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