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Do I need to take any supplements whilst breast-feeding?

Women who are Breast-feeding do need extra energy and nutrients so it is important that they you eat a healthy well-balanced diet and consume plenty of fluids. This will also ensure all of the nutrients you require are also available to the baby via your milk. However, women who are breastfeeding women are advised to take a supplement containing 10micrograms of vitamin D each day.

The following Food Standards Agency article about diet during breast-feeding is very helpful. www.eatwell.gov.uk/agesandstages/baby/breastfeed/



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