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Nutrition Column: An Update on Water Needs during Pregnancy and Beyond

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Abstract:

Adequate water intake is essential to maintaining life. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should be encouraged to increase their intake of water and other fluids to meet their bodies' needs. Infants do not need additional water; breast milk or formula contributes adequate amounts of water to their diet.

Keywords: nutrition; pregnancy; water

Document Type: Miscellaneous

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812402X88830

Affiliations: KRISTEN MONTGOMERY is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Publication date: July 1, 2002

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