Nutrient Guide for Moms
Pregnant and nursing mothers require adequate amounts of essential nutrients each day in order to help nourish baby's healthy growth and development. The following fact sheets explain what you need, how much, and why. Read our nutrient guide for moms from Enfamil.
Iron is essential for red blood cell formation and function. Doctors recommend 27 mg of iron per day during pregnancy and at least 9 mg while breastfeeding. Find out more.
Calcium supports healthy bone development. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, doctors recommend you get 1000-1300 mg of calcium per day. Find out more.
It is recommended you get 600 µg of folic acid per day while pregnant and 500 µg while you are breastfeeding. Find out more.
Carbohydrates provide energy for brain and muscle tissue. It is recommended that pregnant women get 175 g of carbohydrates per day, and 210 g per day for breastfeeding moms. Find out more.
Protein is the building block of your muscles and organs. Your protein needs increase throughout your pregnancy. Find out how much you need.
Choline supports your baby's normal brain development. While pregnant, doctors recommend that you get 450 mg of choline per day, and 550 mg per day while breastfeeding. Find out more.