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Mother’s Diet

A mother’s diet refers to the dietary planning and nutritional intake of women before, during, and after pregnancy. What a woman eats affects every stage of pregnancy from preconception, to conception, and even after delivery. If a mother’s diet is poor, it may be difficult for her to conceive in the first place. After conception, a mother’s diet can determine whether she carries her baby to term or has a preterm birth or miscarriage. After delivery, a mother’s diet affects how much milk she produces for her baby. A mother’s diet should be a balanced diet of manageable portions. Eating smaller, more frequent meals (perhaps even up to four per day) instead of larger portions is recommended in order to avoid digestive problems. A proper diet should include fiber-rich foods, vegetables, and fruits with a minimal amount of starch and carbohydrates. Avoid processed foods as much as possible. Drink enough water, which is important for maintaining the vital organs. Engage in light physical exercise to help boost the metabolic rate and increase the absorption of nutrients.

Can My Diet Harm My Unborn Baby? Evidence of Infant Blood Pressure Programming by Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Intervention Study.

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Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy

Western societies are characterized by unhealthy diets and a high incidence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The most alarming thing is that these chronic diseases are affecting children, worsening what is already a serious public health problem. Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the development of many of these diseases. Some recent studies…

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What Not to Eat during Pregnancy

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Foods not to eat during pregnancy

Both what to eat and what not to eat during pregnancy are valid concerns for pregnant women. The delivery of a healthy baby depends on the mother’s nutrition during pregnancy. The growth and development of the fetus is critical and should be treated with care and precaution. However, managing the diet during pregnancy can be…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Eat Eggs While Breastfeeding! Effects of Maternal Dietary Egg Intake during Early Lactation on Human Milk Ovalbumin Concentration: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Eggs’ intake in the maternal diet is safe for children
Eggs’ intake in the maternal diet is safe for children

The rise in food allergies has become a major public health concern. It is, therefore, essential to study the events that lead to food allergies early in infancy. One factor known to play a fundamental role in the occurrence of food allergies in children is the nursing mother’s diet. One of the most feared allergens…

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The Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency on Breastfeeding Women and Their Children Vitamin B-12 Concentrations in Breast Milk Are Low and Are Not Associated with Reported Household Hunger, Recent Animal-Source Food, or Vitamin B-12 Intake in Women in Rural Kenya

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Parenting Studies Made Ridiculously Understandable
Parenting Studies Made Ridiculously Understandable

It is important to supplement the maternal diet with certain vitamins, such as vitamin B12, during pregnancy and lactation. But in some areas, especially in underdeveloped countries, vitamin supplements are not available, and women cannot acquire them due to a lack of economic resources. In particular, vitamin B12 deficiency is common among people from low-…

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