Pregnancy and Lactation

J.M.A. van Raaij, C.P.G.M. de Groot

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Food consumption data indicate that in most studies the cumulative increase in food intake over pregnancy shows enormous variation between individuals. There are good arguments against setting one specific recommendation for increased intake for all pregnant women. In well-nourished women, little relationship exists between maternal diet and milk production: mothers appear to protect breast-feeding through the depletion of their own body stores
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutrition & Metabolism
EditorsM.J. Gibney, I.A. Macdonald, H.M. Roche
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages385
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameNutrition Society textbook series
PublisherBlackwell Publishing


  • pregnancy
  • lactation
  • energy requirements
  • breast feeding
  • lactating women
  • maternal nutrition

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    van Raaij, J. M. A., & de Groot, C. P. G. M. (2003). Pregnancy and Lactation. In M. J. Gibney, I. A. Macdonald, & H. M. Roche (Eds.), Nutrition & Metabolism (pp. 96-111). (Nutrition Society textbook series)..