Our expert says:
I am very sorry to hear that you have had a mastectomy. The best sources of high quality protein that contains all the so-called essential amino acids, are: milk, yoghurt and cheeses, all lean meats and poultry, fish and egg white. The standard RDA for protein is 60 g per day, so if you increase your intake to 120 g per day this should make provision for the losses via the exudate. Eat a portion of protein-rich foods at each meal. If you find that you require additional protein then there are many protein supplements available on the market. Chat to your chemist and explain that you are primarily trying to replace protein, not gain weight. The chemist will provide you with the necessary supplement which you can take in between meals.
Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.
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