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Pregnancy and Nutrition

Pregnancy Nutrition: Ensure Plenty of This Vitamin to Reduce Baby’s Risk of Diabetes

Nov 8 2016 - 4:20pm

Obviously, eating well is important during pregnancy for the health of the newborn. Good nutrition may also prevent problems that may occur in the child later in life as well.

Pregnant women, especially those who are vegetarian, should ensure that their diet is adequate in vitamin B12.

Aggressive support of breastfeeding is encouraged

Oct 31 2016 - 11:29am
A mother breastfeeding her baby

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended offering interventions during pregnancy and after birth aimed at support of breastfeeding.

There has been a prevailing opinion that breastfeeding is best for a newborn baby and the mother. It is now suggested that very aggressive measures should be taken to encourage breastfeeding.

Vitamin B for mom: Natural remedy for eczema in child

Sep 27 2016 - 9:16pm
A pregnant woman

A new Southampton study has shown infants whose mothers had a higher level of a specific type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a decreased risk of eczema at age 12 months.

Maternal nutrition is very important for the health of the baby. The risk of a child developing many conditions is associated with what type of diet the mother has during pregnancy.

Vitamin D for nursing moms may serve as a good natural remedy for babies

Sep 1 2016 - 7:35am
Vitamin D supplements

It has been observed in new research from the University of Otago the vitamin D status of babies may be improved when breastfeeding moms are given monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements.

The nutritional status of nursing mothers may have a profound effect on the well being of their babies. The vitamins and other nutrients mothers consume can be passed along to their babies.

Mother's diets low in fat and sugar are best to help kids avoid ADHD symptoms

Aug 21 2016 - 9:31am
A pregnant woman

Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Bristol have discovered that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be associated symptoms of ADHD in kids who have conduct problems early in their lives.

There have been growing concerns about the large number of children appearing to be hyperactive.

Nuts are Safe and Healthy Addition to Pregnancy Diet

Dec 24 2013 - 12:01am
Nuts and pregnancy diet

According to new research compiled by a team at Dana-Farber Children’s Cancer Center, moms-to-be who eat nuts during pregnancy were less likely to bear children who had peanut or tree-nut allergies. Once thought of as a food to avoid during pregnancy due to the theory that it increased the risk of allergies in children, nuts are a healthful addition to the prenatal diet.