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Dietary Advice, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Published Friday, March 3, 2017

This note focuses on the latest UK dietary advice given to women from family planning through pregnancy and into breastfeeding.

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Dietary advice given to women before, during and after pregnancy is intended to support both maternal and infant health, and is based on the best available evidence. This note focuses on the latest UK dietary advice given to women from family planning through pregnancy and into breastfeeding. It examines the science behind the advice, trends in its take up, how it compares with international advice and options for improving take up.

POSTnotes POST-PN-0551

Authors: Peter Border; Louise Wilson

Topics: Food, Health education and preventive medicine, Health services

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