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.
Pregnant women increase their food intake to provide enough nutrition for their little ones. Some mums even think that eating more may help the foetus develop better. However, overeating may do more harm than good.
A pregnant mum who over eats gets diet imbalance and gains excess weight. These trigger health problems—backache, varicose veins, fatigue, gestational hypertension (or high blood pressure caused by pregnancy) and gestational diabetes—among others.
If your baby becomes overweight baby, vaginal delivery can be difficult, and the chances of a Caesarean section increase.
Here are 10 tips for watching your weight during pregnancy: