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.
As you progress from trimester to trimester, prepare for your body to go through numerous aggravations – morning sickness, fatigue, and heartburn, just to name a few. The beauty of pregnancy is that your cravings are your best defence. Here’s what to expect and how you can make the most of each trimester.
Nausea, giddiness, heartburn, food cravings, and fatigue.
TRY: High fibre foods1, citrus foods, and healthy snacks.
AVOID: Spicy foods, greasy foods, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners.
Your baby to fully develop organs, muscles, and nervous system.
High protein foods2and good fats.
Shortness of breath, frequent urination, and
increase in appetite.
Folic acid3, calcium4, iron5, and vitamins6.