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.
Herbs and tonics will boost your baby’s intellect
You should avoid sushi and sashimi
Danger lurks in raw fish and shellfish, as well as fish with high levels of mercury.
But you don’t need to cut out sushi and sashimi completely since fish offers many health benefits.
Be cautious: Opt for freshly prepared, well-cooked fish; avoid mercury-rich fish such as tuna, mackerel, sea bass and yellowtail.
Papayas can cause you to miscarry
Eating excessive amounts of green papaya can be unsafe in pregnancy, but small amounts of the ripened fruit are fine.7
Unripe papaya = high concentration of latex, which can cause uterine contractions.
Eating dark foods will make your baby’s skin darker
Your baby’s skin tone is determined by genetics.9
Babies have dark skin due to higher levels of melanin, so don’t stop enjoying the dark stuff – soy sauce, coffee, tea, chocolate, dates and more.
When it comes to the foods you should be eating during pregnancy, don’t believe everything you hear. Enjoying a healthy, well-balanced diet – with added vitamins – is the best way to go.
P.S. Bird’s nest, tofu and soya milk will not lighten your baby’s skin pigmentation, either!
Ensure every meal includes foods from the 4 main groups:
Boost your diet with nutrient-rich fluids like Friso’s maternal milk,
Frisomum, which contains essential nutrients for both mum and baby.
Disclaimer: Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies.