The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months. Consult your doctor for advice on when to introduce complementary foods to your baby. Breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible after introduction of complementary foods.
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This is the month you’ve been waiting for – the golden number nine! Since the first day you discovered that you were pregnant, this is the time that you have been expectantly looking forward to.
Being your last month, you know your due date, but remember, your baby can come out any time now! You may be experiencing a feeling of elation and slight fear of the unknown, but it’ll be something so special to you, soon-to-be-mommy, to have your baby in your arms. Now that you are busy with the final preparations, it is very important to not lose interest in your diet. The baby will be growing at a fast rate during the last 4 weeks and you still need a good balance of quality and variety of food. I gained almost 12 kg till now, is it too much? You can expect to gain about half a kilo weekly during this month, so if you deliver after 4 weeks, you’ll have gained about 14 kg. And if you are of average build, your weight gain too will still be within average; which is between 11 and 15 kilograms.
Detailed below are the general tips for a healthy nutrition during pregnancy:
I’ve heard that walking is good for me during pregnancy, is that true? Yes, walking will help reduce swelling, constipation, symptoms of heart burn, and will also prepare you for an easier delivery. You will soon be entering a very special stage of your life and we wish you the best of luck for a healthy and a happy pregnancy, full of nutritious food and light activity. Remember, the phase ahead is very important and requires that you be prepared for delivery and then for the joys of motherhood and breastfeeding. Congratulations mom!
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