Future Daddys' Info

The pathway for your wife to have a successful baby.

Pregnancy and weight gain

If your pre-pregnancy weight was in the healthy range for your height (a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9), you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds, gaining 1 to 5 pounds in the first trimester and about 1 pound per week for the rest of your pregnancy for the optimal growth of your baby.


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MyPlate recommendations throughout the semester

My plate can help anyone even pregnant women on what they should be eating and whats not good for them. MyPlate helps with food safety and keep s up with a data sheet to tell how many calories in a day you are getting it would be great source for all pregnant women.

Foods to avoid & why

  • mainly Fish
  • Raw meat
  • oily foods

Critical Vitamins & Minerals

  1. Important nutrients during pregnancy

    • Folic acid helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.
    • Pregnant women should get 600 micrograms of folic acid every day from food and supplements.
    • Most prenatal vitamins contain 600–1,000 micrograms of folic acid.

Breastfeeding and Dietary Needs

Steps to breast feeding


  1. Breast feeding only, No dry foods.
  2. At least half of breast milk ,Plus some formula.
  3. Some breast milk,Mostly Formula.

Newborn Diet (Colostrum - etc.)

Colostrum is a milky fluid that comes from the breast of humans.
it contains proteins,carbohydrates,fats,vitamins,minerals

First Year of Life Diet

    • Breast milk or formula provides your baby all the nutrients that are needed for growth.

    • Your baby isn't physically developed enough to eat solid food from a spoon.

    • Feeding your baby solid food too early may lead to overfeeding and being overweight.

Sources

www.babycenter.com
urmc.rochester.com.edu