Monthly Archives: December 2009
  • Iron Intake During Pregnancy

    Iron Intake During Pregnancy

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    When you are pregnant, it is important to keep in mind that your child’s system is growing and changing inside you. Your child grows, and with him/her, so does your body. Your child thus needs more iron to keep up with his growing blood supply. ...
  • Family Foods During Weaning

    Family Foods During Weaning

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    Once babies reach nine months of age, they are ready to be given chopped or mashed versions of the meals that the rest of the family is eating. After introducing the baby to solid foods, you must offer him soft mashed pieces of food so that his ...
  • Finger Foods During Weaning

    Finger Foods During Weaning

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    At around seven to nine months of age, babies can be introduced to textured foods. Some mothers take the baby led weaning approach and offer finger foods to the baby right from the start, while others opt for the puree stage. Getting used to solids ...
  • Healthy Drinks While Weaning

    Other Drinks During Weaning

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    Babies require an adequate intake of fluid for their proper health. Breast fed babies obtain their fluid and other nutritional requirements from breast milk itself and as such do not need to be given water or other fluids. Once weaning begins, they ...
  • Baby Shower Ideas And Tips

    Unique Baby Shower Ideas and Tips

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    A Baby Shower is traditionally a special event for a soon-to-be mother, celebrated by close family and friends who ‘shower’ her with several practical gifts that will help initiate her into impeding motherhood. Generally, the baby shower is an ...
  • Folic Acid During Pregnancy

    Folic Acid During Pregnancy

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    Folic acid is a crucial nutrient that should be present in a pregnant woman’s diet, as its deficiency may cause the baby to be born with neural tube defects like spina bifida and anecephaly that can mean a lifetime of paralysis or retarded mental ...
  • Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

    Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    Eating a well balanced, nutritious diet is essential during pregnancy for the proper development of the fetus and the good health of the mother. However, there are certain foods that you should avoid during this period. Though seafood is a rich ...
  • Starting Solid Food For Babies

    Introducing Other Foods for your Newborn Baby

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    Newborn babies require only breast milk or baby formula for their nutritional needs. However, after 4 to 6 months, they become ready for other foods as well, as they begin to develop the skills for the consumption of solid foods. When a baby is ...
  • Iron Foods During Weaning

    Intake of Iron Food During Weaning

    By Ashley | December 29, 2009
    During the first six months, babies are breast fed and as such do not have any vitamin or iron requirements. Breast milk fulfils all the nutritional and fluid needs of the infant. The iron present in breast milk is absorbed well and babies are able ...
  • A Quick Guide To Toddler Food

    A Quick Guide To Toddler Food

    By Ashley | December 24, 2009
    A toddler’s growth begins to slow down after a year and he will start requiring less food. His appetite and the quantity of food he eats will differ with every meal. At this age toddlers also become more curious in their surroundings and their ...
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