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.
A healthy mum makes a healthy baby. Give your baby a strong head start by boosting your own immunity throughout your pregnancy term. Here are six ways you can supercharge your immune system:
1. Got milk?
Milk is an important source of dietary calcium, protein and Vitamin D that is essential to the healthy functioning of your immune system.
2. Love your greens
Fill up on your vegetables and fruits, they’ll do wonders for both you and the little one.
3. Seek out the sun
Sunshine and fresh air equals more Vitamin D to help boost your body’s health.
4. Load up on the water
Take frequent water breaks to hydrate yourself and detox your body.
5. Banish germs from your life
Wash your hands often and avoid food not well cooked so you minimise your chances of catching a nasty bug.
6. Do what makes you happy
Pregnancy can be tough. De-stress by doing your favourite activity, whether it’s watching television on the couch or taking a walk.
An intrinsic part of a healthy pregnancy involves eating healthy, so don’t forget to load up on your daily intake of fruits and vegetables!