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Nutrition information for the pregnant and lactating woman.

Eating the right foods during pregnancy is important for you and your unborn baby. Your developing baby depends on you to provide the quality and quantity of food needed for a healthy start in life. Your unborn baby depends totally on you for nourishment.

What is best for you to eat is also best for the baby. Eating a well-balanced diet each day is one of the best ways to make certain you and your baby are getting all the needed nutrients to support growth and development.

A well balanced diet is composed of a wide variety of foods chosen for their energy value and the nutrients they provide. A balanced and varied diet can supply you the protein, vitamins, and minerals needed to help form a healthy baby and to protect your own health as well.