Substantial worldwide research has established that breastfeeding is the best way to nourish your baby. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that breastfeeding can reduce infants’ risks of allergies, infections and some diseases and may also enhance their cognitive and social skills.
Your complete guide to healthy eating in pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding, including current advice on a healthy diet and exercise, as well as recommendations for prenatal vitamins and book reviews.
It took you nine months to make your baby, so it's likely to take your body several months to recover.
Breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for your baby for the first 6 months of life. The period from birth to 1 year is a time when your growing baby is nutritionally vulnerable.
Breastfeeding is an integral part of being a mother not only because you can rest assured that your infant is getting the best possible protective nutrition but also because breastfeeding will create an amazing emotional bond between you and your little one.
Probiotics have been widely publicised in the media in recent years as the latest ‘wonder cure’. The list of their supposed health benefits seems to be getting longer by the minute as the research continues.
Congratulations! You are now entering the ‘4th trimester’. Your baby is here and you’re probably hoping to get rid of the pregnancy weight in much less time than the nine months it took to get there.
The experts' guide to pregnancy and early parenthood - by Dr Anne Deans
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