The above mentioned foods are required to be taken more post pregnancy at the time of lactation or breastfeeding the child. During lactation the requirement of high calorie diet of additional 550 kcal & additional 25 g of protein/ day. To meet the additional requirement one needs to add the above calorie/ nutrient dense foods which also facilitate in increased supply of breast milk which is the sole source of nourishment for many infants for upto 6 months or a year for promotion of infant growth & development. Therefore, the relationship between maternal nutritional status and lactation performance is important.