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Mother's Diet

A mother’s diet refers to the dietary planning and nutritional intake of women before, during, and after pregnancy. What a woman eats affects every stage of pregnancy from preconception, to conception, and even after delivery. If a mother’s diet is poor, it may be difficult for her to conceive in the first place. After conception, a mother’s diet can determine whether she carries her baby to term or has a preterm birth or miscarriage. After delivery, a mother’s diet affects how much milk she produces for her baby. A mother’s diet should be a balanced diet of manageable portions. Eating smaller, more frequent meals (perhaps even up to four per day) instead of larger portions is recommended in order to avoid digestive problems. A proper diet should include fiber-rich foods, vegetables, and fruits with a minimal amount of starch and carbohydrates. Avoid processed foods as much as possible. Drink enough water, which is important for maintaining the vital organs. Engage in light physical exercise to help boost the metabolic rate and increase the absorption of nutrients.

Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy

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The Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency on Breastfeeding Women and Their Children Vitamin B-12 Concentrations in Breast Milk Are Low and Are Not Associated with Reported Household Hunger, Recent Animal-Source Food, or Vitamin B-12 Intake in Women in Rural Kenya

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It is important to supplement the maternal diet with certain vitamins, such as vitamin B12, during pregnancy and lactation. But in some areas, especially in underdeveloped countries, vitamin supplements are not available,

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