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

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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