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.
To ensure that the babymoon goes smoothly, there are some factors that you have to consider, like the best time to take the trip, how far to travel, the choice of destination, and lots more!
Plan it at the right time
The second trimester may just be the right time for a vacation. Your tummy has not grown too big yet and your physical and emotional health is better, so it will be a fun trip.
Avoid far locations and exhausting activities
Keep your adventurous spirit in check and hold the urge to conquer rough, rugged and exotic places. Stick to places that will not exhaust you physically instead.
Choose a peaceful and relaxing destination
A babymoon is the perfect time for you to unwind. A less crowded destination such as the beach or highland will be an ideal location for you to chill and relax.
Prepare yourself for the transportation
Have you decided how you will go to your destination? Whichever mode of transportation that you have chosen, moms and dads should be well prepared. Here are some tips you may consider:
Get information on the clinics or hospitals
Before you leave, take down the telephone number and address of the nearest clinics and hospitals. This way, you will be prepared for any emergency during your holiday.
Discuss your holiday plan with your gynaecologist
After you've found the right location and time, consult your gynaecologist to get information on what to avoid and do during the holiday. Bring a copy of your medical records just in case you have to be admitted to a hospital.
Show your bump!
When you check-in at the hotel, do not feel shy about showing off your baby bump. You'll never know – the hotel may offer special services and programmes for pregnant women!
And, of course, we don't have to tell you to capture the scenic places and compile them into a photo diary! But be sure to get good shots of your bump too. After all, it's just as important as the sights you'll see on this trip!