What Should You Eat When You’re Breastfeeding?






If you’ve decided to breastfeed, you don’t need to start a special diet. What’s important is to make sure you’re eating a balanced and varied diet to maintain your energy levels. You will need some extra energy to sustain you when breastfeeding (and of course for looking after your baby, particularly in the middle of the night!). But you don’t need to ‘eat for two’ and can usually get the nutrients you need from eating […]

Can You Lower Your Risk Of Pre-Eclampsia?






What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia (also written as preeclampsia) is a condition affecting some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (after 20 weeks). In the UK up to 6% of pregnancies are affected with mild pre-eclampsia, with 1-2% of cases severe. Figures indicate that 5-8% of pregnancies in the US are affected by pre-eclampsia. What are the symptoms of pre-eclampsia? The signs of mild pre-eclampsia are high blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in […]

Limiting Your Child’s Sugar Content






These days, we know what a slippery slope sugar can be. The more we have it, the more the body craves it, and too much added sugar in the diet (at any age) can lead to serious medical issues ranging from cavities to weight gain and even diabetes. It can seem like sugar is in everything and impossible to avoid, but you can do it with a little bit of effort. Starting your child’s diet […]