Talk to Your Doctor If You Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Pregnancy and breastfeeding will affect your metabolic rate. To support the growth of a fetus, a pregnant woman must take in more calories. Breastfeeding an infant also requires additional caloric intake. Both of these actions increase your rate of metabolism. Since these are very important physical events that require increased attention to nutrition and monitoring, please consult your doctor and ask for his or her input on what and how much you should be eating while pregnant or nursing.

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