What you eat during pregnancy is important!
4 Nutrition Tips for
#1 Eat Meals
Healthy eating can be very simple. Just eat balanced meals! What is a balanced meal? Watch this video to find out.
#2 Take a prenatal every day.
Prenatal vitamin/mineral supplements prevent problems. Watch this video to learn more!
#3 Don't Drink Alcohol
Drinking alcohol while pregnant can harm your baby. Watch this video to learn more.
#4 Avoid foods that can harm your baby
Other than alcohol, there are 2 main types of foods that can harm your baby. #1) undercooked meat and fish or cold deli meat #2) foods high in mercury. Watch this video to learn more.
Want to prepare for feeding your newborn? Ask your family advocate about these resources:
The "birth to 6 month" video is available through your Family Advocate
In this 10 minute video you will learn:
breastfeeding hunger signs
how to keep your breastmilk safe
bottle feeding safety
how to know when a bottle fed baby is full
signs that a baby is ready to start solid foods
Ask your Family Advocate to schedule a visit with the Registered Dietitian for a one-on-one consult over zoom.
Ellyn satter videos
The following 3 minute videos are available through your Family Advocate
"Ashley" 3 week old infant: detailed breastfeeding video + help with sleeping
"Sebastian" 2 month old infant: detailed bottle feeding video
"Caroline" 3 month old infant: detailed breastfeeding information for older newborns
"Emerson" 4 month old infant: how to help a baby who doesn't eat much at one time
"Chase" 4 month old infant: video footage showing an infant who is NOT ready for solid foods