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Prenatal Dietary Concerns

Why do pregnant and lactating women need more protein?

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April 02, 2009 3:17PM

as a pregnant lady you need more protein because if you don't your baby wont have enough protein will it? Bby Attitude A lactating woman needs more protein as they need it for their own bodies and for the growth and repair of their baby, due to their baby still getting the majority of their protein from breast milk. Therefor, if a woman doesnt get enough protein, baby doesnt get enough protein and this can lead to problems witht he babies growth and repair. From an A level biology student :)