Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.
Some of you might have the perception that all fruits are rich in nutrients that will not cause weight gain. Eating lots of fruits might even help give your newborn a healthy complexion. However, in addition to the 90% of water, fruits also contain glucose, fructose, sucrose and vitamins. These sugars are easily digestible, and fructose and glucose can be converted to triglycerides, a type of fat that easily leads to weight gain and high blood cholesterol. Thus, expectant mothers should eat no more than 300 grams of fruits per day.