1 doctor weighed in:
What's the recommended dietary allowance for protein in breastfeeding?
1 doctor weighed in

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.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
835K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors