The Importance of Zinc for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Upregulation of Zinc Absorption Matches Increases in Physiologic Requirements for Zinc in Women Consuming High- or Moderate-Phytate Diets during Late Pregnancy and Early Lactation

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding require a higher level of nutrition. Nutrient deficiencies, even in minute amounts, might have detrimental effects on both pregnancy and lactation. For example, zinc is required