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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At the end of this month, you finish your second trimester! This is the time where you’ll probably start feeling hungry more often as your baby starts growing more and more.
What is my weight gain during this month, so I can keep within the normal range?
From the beginning of pregnancy, the average total number of kilograms gained till the end of this month should be between 6 to 8 kilos. During this month you will probably gain 0.5 kg every week.
What other nutritional tips are important during this month?
Gestational diabetes: What is it?
Some pregnant women are prone to developing gestational diabetes, i.e a form of diabetes that occurs in pregnancy where their blood sugar level becomes high. To avoid this, and in case you encounter it, you have to watch what you eat, especially when it comes to sweets and simple sugars. Avoid them in your diet and instead have other types of healthier snacks like fruits in regular intervals during your day, unsalted nuts, fruit yoghurt, whole grain breakfast cereals, mouhallabiah or pudding prepared with low- fat milk and a small quantity of sugar or its alternative.
Here is a sample menu to give you an idea of how to regulate your daily meals:
With these small and healthy meals you will definitely satisfy your hunger. And to make sure that you stay hydrated and healthy, always remember to drink sufficient water in between!
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