Table 4

Median (25th and 75th percentile) energy and nutrient intakes of the lactating women in comparison with the EER and recommended nutrient intakes, (n=60)
Macro-and micro nutrients Median (1st ,3rd quartiles) intakes per day Recommended dietary intake [[18]]
Energy (Kcal)* 2031 (1689, 2279) 2365
Protein (g) 61 (51,73) 71
Calcium(mg) 662 (506, 831) 1000
Iron (mg) 118 (90, 298) 10
Zinc (mg) 9.2 (7.3, 10.3) 12
Thiamin (mg) 0.8 (0.6, 1.1) 1.5
Riboflavin(mg) 1 (0.8, 1.5) 1.6
Niacin (mg) 7.9 (5.7, 10.2) 17
Vitamin C (mg) 22.8 (14.7, 39.5) 95
Vitamin A ( RE-micro gram) 194 (101,326) 850
Phytate (mg) 1872 (1510, 2680) __

* Energy requirement was estimated by assuming moderate physical activity.

Haileslassie et al.

Haileslassie et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-28

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