Breastfeeding diet plan, tips and advice you will actually use when becoming a new mum. We share with you information on breastfeeding and bottle feeding, remembering there are no rules, only guidelines. Plus great snack ideas you can add to your meal plan whilst you are breastfeeding. The Healthy Mummy online support group for breastfeeding.
Daily recommended amount during pregnancy
Why it’s essential
400 micrograms of folic acid via supplement
To prevent birth defects like spina bifida.
Green leafy vegetables, and as ‘folic acid’ when added to bread/cereal and via your prenatal supplement.
To produce thyroid hormone for essential functions.
Seafood, milk, and vegetables.
To account for the 50% extra blood volume you’ll need.
Red meat, chicken, fish, leafy green vegetables, legumes, and iron-enriched breakfast cereals.
To help regulate gene expression.
Lean meat, whole-grain cereals, milk, seafood, legumes, and nuts.
She may be pregnant with baby number FOUR who is due to arrive any day, but that hasn’t stopped Healthy Mummy Cat getting super organised by meal prepping and stocking her freezer with all her favourite Healthy Mummy lactation snacks! And it only took her an hour and a half!
A recent study is highlighting a new amazing way that breastmilk could protect premature babies. Researchers in Germany have observed that breastmilk administered through a nasal tube could protect preemies who have experienced severe brain injuries.
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