Why high calorie diet given to lactating mother?


In olden days since the females did not get the due care and respect that they deserved, and they were forced to eat the left over food, our Ancestors proposed to feed them with high calorie diet rich in butter and dry fruits in order to meet the increased calorie demands of lactation.

However, in present era, with increased awareness and women empowerment, these proposals no more hold true.

So, it is advisable that lactating mothers eat healthy, balanced, nutritious diet rich in green leafy vegetables, sprouts, salads, cereals etc



The information is shared to create awareness towards Pregnancy and Childcare to reduce maternal and child deaths. Atmost care has been taken by the author to include the verified information from authentic sources. However, kindly discuss the same with your health care provider before implementation.