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Pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition

Pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition

Pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition Presented by Kate Levins, HelloFresh In this talk, you'll receive tips and tricks on how to save time by making nutrient dense snacks and meals that will nourish and fuel the body; how to boost breast milk supply; and find out about the importance of good gut health in pregnant and new Mums. This Bupa Parenting Insights talk is given by Kate Levins Ross, a Nutrition Consultant from HelloFresh.…



How to change your baby’s future in the first 1,000 days

How to change your baby’s future in the first 1,000 days

New, ground-breaking research from the University of Queensland has highlighted just how vital the first 1,000 days is to your baby’s development. From conception to approximately two years old you have the power to set your baby on the best path for their future development and growth. The research has delved into how parents’ lifestyle are affecting children from the womb to the playground. The findings are changing how parents perceive their health and the affect it will have on future…



Chinese Medicine Nutrition for Post Partum Health

Chinese Medicine Nutrition for Post Partum Health

No wonder you're so depleted post birth! Giving birth is the only naturally occurring time in your life where you lose so much blood - 500mL through natural birth and 1L with caesarean.⁠ This combined with pregnancy, lack of sleep and breastfeeding takes its toll. ⠀ ⠀ In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are 3 phases to the postpartum period: (1) acute -up to 12 hours, (2) sub-acute -2-6 weeks; and (3) delayed postpartum period' lasting 3 weeks to 6 months. Here we focus on the delayed…



A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy Nutrition

A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy Nutrition

In early pregnancy it is really important to have a good look at your diet so you can ensure all of your nutritional needs are being met. This is important for both your health, and also your baby’s health. Pregnancy creates extra need for certain nutrients, including iron, calcium, iodine and many vitamins. You also need around 200-300 extra calories per day during pregnancy. What foods should you include in a healthy pregnancy diet? • Fresh fruit and vegetables • Meat or meat substitutes •…



Nutrition – what your baby needs

Nutrition – what your baby needs

No matter how much new information researchers discover about infant nutrition, the fact remains that breast milk has always been, and will continue to be, the perfect way to feed babies. Breast milk contains all the nutrients, fatty acids, antibodies and immune properties babies need to grow. It also changes and adapts over time, adjusting its fat and nutritional balance to meet each baby’s individual demands for growth and maturity. One myth about breast milk is that it can become too weak…



Postnatal Nutritional Support

Postnatal Nutritional Support

The postnatal period is possibly the most vulnerable period of a woman’s life. You’ve just gone through birth (Vaginal or caesarean – there is no easy way out!), you have a tiny human to keep alive that eats, poops and sleeps (in that order), but never actually sleeps long enough for you to get anything done – including sleep much yourself. Your heart is full, but so are your hands, and the thought of waking that beautiful dozy baby to grab a bite to eat – well, you’d rather chop your own arm…



A few things you may not have expected in the days before birth

A few things you may not have expected in the days before birth

The last few weeks of pregnancy are such an exciting time, but sometimes it can feel like you’re waiting forever to meet your little one! There are many physical and emotional changes happening in the last few weeks and days before your baby arrives. While these changes may come as a surprise, they are very normal and are a sign that your body is getting ready for birth. In this article I discuss some of the changes that may occur in the weeks and days before birth so that you can feel…



Food Choices for a Healthy Pregnancy

Food Choices for a Healthy Pregnancy

Food Choices for a Healthy Pregnancy While you’re pregnant, your body protects and nurtures your baby. You can provide the essential nutrients your baby needs by eating the right foods throughout your pregnancy and while you're trying to conceive. Don’t forget that what you eat today can affect your baby’s health tomorrow. DO: Eat a little more… but don’t eat for two It takes energy to develop a healthy baby and that energy comes from the food you eat. During your pregnancy, your energy demands…



How to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding

How to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding

Whether you plan on combined feeding from the start, are going back to work or just want to add some flexibility to your routine, there are many benefits of having a baby that can bottle feed as well as breastfeed. 'Although it might sound simple enough, bottle rejection is a common issue that many mums and bubs struggle with, particularly if bub is exclusively breastfed for the first six months’ says NUK spokesperson Midwife Cath. Here are our top tips on how to transition from breast to…



Breast Milk – Benefits for Babies and mums

Breast Milk – Benefits for Babies and mums

Breast Milk – Benefits for Babies and mums Check out all the benefits that breast milk generates! One of the purest forms of food that nature has created for babies is breast milk. It is unadulterated, natural and very easy to digest for the newborn that all mothers should breastfeed their babies without fail. The Australian Infant Feeding Guideline recommends all mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies until six months of age and continue after that with solid supplements till 12 months…



Mastitis Prevention & Treatment

Mastitis Prevention & Treatment

Although the natural act of breastfeeding has so many benefits for both Mum and baby, learning this new skill can present as a challenging time and among the most common support Bubba Mumma's seek, is to overcome the condition of mastitis. Mastitis affects up to 30% of lactating mothers and is a common contributor to the cessation of breastfeeding. 75-95% of cases occur within the first 12 weeks post birth, as your body is still adapting to the milk supply needed to nourish your baby. Be…