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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
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Which of the following is true about maternal weight loss while breastfeeding?

  1. a. Women should not try to lose weight while breastfeeding because it changes the milk composition.
  2. b. Women should not try to lose weight while breastfeeding because milk production will suffer.
  3. c. Women can try to lose weight while breastfeeding as long as it is modest (500 kcal/day deficit).
  4. d. Women can try to lose as much weight as they want while breastfeeding because ketones in breast milk are not harmful to the baby.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The weight management is an important aspect post pregnancy due to an increased weight during pregnancy. There are mechanisms of fat store reduction during lactation but they are not sufficient to return to pre pregnancy weight. Therefore, lactating mothers should choose a diet that is rich in essential nutrients but does not add to the overall weight of the body.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct statement:

Option c. is given as “Women can try to lose weight while breastfeeding as long as it is modest (500 kcal/day deficit)”.

Breast feeding women can control their weight during this period by following a healthy diet pattern without compromising the minimum energy requirements. A proper energy management is required to control weight because lack of essential nutrients can have serious effects on the health of the baby and the lactating mother.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a. is given as “Women should not try to lose weight while breastfeeding because it changes the milk composition”; it is an incorrect statement as milk composition is not compromised as long as the energy intake of the woman is sufficient to meet the demand of the mother and the baby...

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