Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation

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Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation is of extreme importance. Inadequate nutrition during this period has adverse outcomes and it also has been shown to induce long-term effects on later health of the child. read more »»

Increasing the risks of common non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases in later years Pregnancy is physiologically and nutritionally a highly demanding period.

Dietary Reference Intakes for pregnant and lactating women in comparison with those of adults have been discussed. It is also associated with increased nutritional needs due to physiologic changes of the woman and the metabolic demands of the embryo/fetus.

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Key concepts covered include:

An Overview of

  • Nutrient recommendations for optimized nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Ways and importance to meet the nutritional demands through macro and micronutrients.
  • How to cope up with health concerns & physiological changes of pregnancy.
  • Understating the agents that affect the growth of the baby
  • Guidelines and recommendations on lactation nutrient needs and their benefits.


Dr. Anita Jatana

Chief Dietician, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital


Dr. Anita Jatana is the Chief Dietician at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi, South Delhi, She is an India Driven and committed nutritionist with 40 years of experience in the field of nutrition with a special focus in Non –communicable diseases (NCD) especially obesity, critical care, oncology, antenatal and neurosciences. She is the Selected as the Chief Coordinator for Apollo Dietician Advisory. She has presented over 50 scientific papers at different National platforms like ISPEN, IDA, CRNSS, OSSI on various topics like diabetics, controversies in pediatrics, national consensus, expert panelist in the conference of bariatric, oncology, critical care, eternal nutrition, ERAS protocol, renal, transplant nutrition, etc.

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