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Reproductive System

Prenatal Nutrition and Lactation Management
April 11, 2001


  • To produce a healthy, normal weight infant while minimizing the short and long term health risks to the mother
  • To determine the appropriate weight gain during pregnancy for the normal weight underweight and overweight pregnant woman
  • To recognize the additional energy, vitamin and mineral requirements during pregnancy and lactation
  • To recommend dietary modifications to help alleviate nausea, heartburn and constipation during pregnancy
  • To develop skills to help promote and maintain breast-feeding

Supplemental material

Prenatal weight gain chart
Worksheet to calculate recommended weight gain for pregnant teenager
Suggested responses to breastfeeding concerns

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Prenatal Nutrition Word
Lactation Management Word
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