RDI Table for Breastfeeding

RDI Table for Breastfeeding

Author -  Emily Hope

RDI tables for carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals for breastfeeding.

Vitamin and Mineral RDIs for Breastfeeding

Nutrient

Recommended Dietary Intake per day

Vitamin A (retinol equivalents)

1100µg

Vitamin B12

2.8µg

Folate (folate equivalents)

500µg

Vitamin C

14-18 years = 80mg

19-50 years = 85mg

Vitamin D

AI1 = 5µg

Vitamin E

14-18 years: AI1 = 12mg

19-50 years: AI1 = 11mg

Vitamin K

60µg

Calcium

14-18 years = 1300mg

19-50 years = 1000mg

Iodine

220µg

Iron

14-18 years = 10mg

19-50 years = 9mg

Zinc

14-18 years = 11mg

19-50 years = 12mg

Selenium

75 µg

Sodium

AI1 = 460-920mg

1AI = Adequate Intake. An adequate Intake is used when an RDI cannot be determined. It is the average daily nutrient intake level based on observed or experimentally determined estimates of nutrient intakes by a group of apparently healthy people that are assumed to be adequate. 

Carbohydrate, protein, fat & fibre RDIs for Breastfeeding 

Nutrient

Recommended Dietary Intake per day

Carbohydrate

At least 7 servings per day1

Protein

14- 18 years = 63g

19-50 years = 67g

Linoleic Acid

AI1 = 12mg

α-Linolenic Acid

AI1 = 1.2mg

Dietary Fibre

14- 18 years = 27g

19-50 years = 30g

1Ministry of Health. Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women. 2006. Wellington, New Zealand

 
 
 
 
 
 

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