Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.
Health and Nutrition:
Have at least eight hours of sleep daily. Give up smoking. Change your eating habits. Early morning sickness can cause loss of appetite, so it is advisable to eat small meals as often as possible. Always remember to wash your hands before meals to avoid gastrointestinal problems. Do not take medicines or supplements without consulting your doctor.
Clear out clutters in your home to avoid tripping over. You can also put non-slip mats on smooth surfaces like floor and bathtub to ensure safety.
Stay fit during pregnancy by doing moderate exercises. These exercises can relieve you from leg and waist fatigue. Try to focus on your joints, lower back and pelvic muscles to prepare you for labor.