Tips on how you can you can support breastfeeding mums.
Author: First 1000 Days Team
Having enough iron in the weaning diet is important to help your baby grow and develop, and to prevent iron deficiency anaemia. Iron also will support brain development. From about 6 months of age, your baby’s iron stores, accumulated from you when you were pregnant, are depleted, so dietary sources of iron become very important.
Vitamin D, sometimes known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, is actually a hormone, called 25- hydroxyvitamin D, which is made by our bodies in response to sun exposure. We can also obtain vitamin D directly from our food, which can include foods which naturally contain vitamin D or are fortified with vitamin D, as well as dietary supplements
The toddler years can be both fun and difficult when it comes to food and developing eating habits. It is a key time though to develop your child’s eating habits for life! So one of the most important meals of the day is breakfast, here are a few fun and healthy breakfast ideas suitable for … read more >
Buying foods when they are in season is the best way to get best quality at the best price. Now that we are entering Spring (although it may not feel like it!) There are lots of fresh veg that you can incorporate into your weekly shopping list. Here are the vegetables that are in season … read more >
Fish is without a doubt one of the most nutritious foods you can offer to your toddler. Find out about the benefits and tips to get your toddler to eat fish.
Pancake Tuesday is here! Pancakes are so versatile and can easily make a nutritious meal for both you or your baby or toddler. Pancakes made with milk are a source of calcium, eggs add some iron, protein and vitamin D, you can use wholemeal flour to boost the fibre and then serving with fruit adds … read more >
Have you heard about Folic Acid? It’s a B vitamin and is really important for all women before and during the early stages of pregnancy. It is usually better to get all the nutrients you need from eating whole foods rather than taking supplements or tablets, with one exception — Folic acid. For a healthy pregnancy, a folic acid supplement is recommended both before you become pregnant and for the first 12 weeks.
Planning on breastfeeding your baby? Read this great article to help you get started.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for the absorption of calcium by our bones. Unfortunately, there are very few dietary sources of vitamin D. Make sure you are getting enough.