Healthy baby and mother!


Healthy baby and mother!

While you are pregnant 

Eating a variety of foods from the following four food groups every day will provide all the basic nutrients you and your baby need: 
  • Vegetables and fruit 
  • Grain products
  • Milk and alternatives
  • Meat and alternatives 

A proper diet during pregnancy increases your chances of having a healthy baby and lowers the risk of a low birth weight.

Once your baby is born

Breast milk is the only food babies need during the first six months. It continues to provide the best nutrition up to age 2 and beyond, combined with the other foods being introduced into the child’s diet when they are 6 months old.

If breast milk is not chosen, instant formula is preferable to cow’s milk until 9 months of age. As of 9 months of age,  the quantity of cow’s milk drunk by the baby until 2 years  of age must not exceed 500 to 750 ml (2 or 3 cups) per day. 

Providing a good diet for a baby from the very first months of its life will allow for good development and growth.
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