Nutrition - Pregnancy


Tips for your baby’s diet

10 September 2012 | 2:34 pm
baby waiting for her first meal

Your baby’s diet can be a bit tricky to manage at times, especially since you have to be so careful about what and how you feed him. So here are a few tips that should help you master your baby’s diet during his first year. For your baby’s entire first year, breast milk and/or baby […]


Your baby’s diet timeline

10 September 2012 | 12:20 pm
baby breastfeeding from his mother

During your baby’s first yearher diet is going to go change a lot. It is important to remember that each change should be gradual and natural. Do not force your baby to eat solid foods too quickly and remember breast milk and baby formula have all of the nutrients your baby needs so there is […]


Your baby’s diet: year 1

10 September 2012 | 12:15 pm
your baby's diet can include fresh fruits

During your baby’s first year he will undergo a lot of changes and his diet is no exception. However, many parents find it a bit tricky to know when it’s best to add solid foods to their baby’s diet and which solid foods they should begin with. We at ThePregnancyNet want to help make your […]


Tips for breastfeeding in public

6 August 2012 | 9:07 am
baby sucking mum's breast

Breastfeeding in public can be a bit complicated, mostly because there is so much debate on whether it is appropriate or not. However, we know many mums really don’t have the option of not breastfeeding in public, after all if your baby is hungry you have to feed him. So we thought we would give […]


General breastfeeding tips

3 August 2012 | 10:59 am
baby sucking on mum's breast

Breastfeeding can be challenging for new mums, if you are finding it difficult, don’t worry and don’t give up! Breast milk offers many advantages for both you and your baby, such as boosting your immune system, giving your baby the perfect balance of nutrients and being easier for your baby to digest. What to remember […]


Picking the right formula

3 August 2012 | 10:40 am
baby with bottle

There are 6 main ingredients your formula milk must contain if you are going to ensure that your baby receives all of the nutrients he needs. They are as follows: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and trace ingredients to satisfy specific needs. Carbohydrates: As lactoseis the main carbohydrate present in breast milk, this is the […]


Picking the right formula

3 August 2012 | 10:26 am
Bbay being bottlefed

Type There are several types of formula depending on your baby’s dietary needs, remember though it’s best to stick to just one type. Cow-milk based formula: This type of formula has the best balance of ingredients and allows for easy digestion. It is made from cow’s milk which has been altered to resemble your breast […]


Picking the right formula

3 August 2012 | 10:19 am
cartoon bottle

Choosing the right formula for your baby can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. When deciding which formula you are going to use there are 3 important things you need to consider: Form, type and ingredients. Form There are three main formsof formula and which you choose depends on how […]


The benefits of breastfeeding

31 July 2012 | 4:46 pm
The benefits of breastfeeding

Many women find themselves not knowing whether they should choose breastfeeding or formula when it comes to feeding their newborns. So we thought it would be a good idea to talk you through the benefitsof breastfeeding, which include: Saving money, which is always a bonus! Your body will lactate regardless, so you may as well […]

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