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  1. Arti says:

    As long as you’re eating enough calories and are getting all the nutrition your body needs –carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals – you should be fine. If you live a fewwhere that doesn’t have a lot of sunshine, especially during winter, your body may struggle to make enough vitamin D so supplements are recommended2 – your healthcare professional can advise you. Vitamin D is key. Breastfeeding can make you feel thirsty, so it’s important to keep well hydrated. The amount of calories you require will depend on your baby’s age, size and appetite, as well as your own body mass index (BMI), how active you are, and factors which include whether your baby is exclusively breastfed or not, or if you’re feeding twins or multiples. The amount of calories you require will depend

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