The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
According to Dr. Thomas Verny in his book published by the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH), your emotional and biological connection with your child is at its peak while you are pregnant. Whatever you think and feel will affect the baby. Therefore, hanging out with your friends and enjoying your activities will help relieve yourself of stress and lift your spirit up. However, do not exert yourself if you feel comfortable
While your child is growing in your tummy, your child needs nutritious food. Prof. Dr. H. Ponpon S. Idjradinata, SpA(K) from the School of Medicine of the Universitas Padjadjaran explained that the nutritional intake of a child is directly proportionally to the child's intelligence. Therefore, it is important for you to consume supplementary food that will keep you and your baby healthy.