Birthweight, child growth and adolescent growth - all needing good nutrition - determine nutritional status before and during pregnancy.
Maternal nutrition influences foetal growth and birthweight, of this and future generations.
Maternal nutrition continues to be crucial for mother and child.
Adequate nutrition is needed for breastfeeding,
and for coping with child-rearing, care, and a host of mothers tasks, and for recovery...
... for future pregnancies.