Women's Health - Lactation

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Key Nutrition Issues


Key Issues
Key issues during lactation include the impact of maternal diet on breastmilk and infants, maternal and infant outcomes from breastfeeding, and supporting women to initiate and continue breastfeeding:
  • lactating women's increased needs for energy, omega fatty acids and some vitamins and minerals
  • breastmilk composition and the impact of the maternal intake of trans fatty acids and large amounts of vitamin D     
  • potential harm to infants from maternal
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Last Updated: 2019-09-19