Maternal Education / Child Nutrition / Public Health

Editor(s): L. Yan, M.E. Penny, S. Woods The Nest vol. 02 , 1997
  • Beikost, Follow-On Formulas and Growing-Up Formulas for the Prevention of Iron Deficiency nutrition during Pregnancy: What Advice?

    Author(s): L. Yan

    For pregnant women, diet is of extra importance because the mother is nourishing the fetus through her own body. Although this is an entirely normal physiological process, it does subject the body to special strain. The nutrients needed for the fetus must be furnished in the mother’s food; they may be drawn to some extent from her own tissues, but with the result that the mother is depleted and the infant is not adequately nourished.

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