It pays to know the basics of food hygiene (which are mostly common sense). Always wash your hands throughly with soap and warm water before preparing food. Wash fresh fruit and vegetables, wrap or cover raw meat and store different foods separetly. Keep all food preparation surfaces and equipment clean and use a separate chopping board for raw meat for your children.
Don’t be too keen to wean. Health professionals now generally recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. Since babies develop at different rates, however you may wish to consult your healthcare professional about the best time for your baby to start solids. Wearing before 17 weeks is always inadvisable as the baby’s kidneys and digestive system are still too immature to cope with solid food.
Have simple fare. First foods should be soft, smooth and sloopy is texuture. Breast milk or formula can be blended into the food to give it a runny consistency. Start with a very simple food, such as baby rice, and introduce others slowly, one at a time so as to observe whether any produce an allergic or intolerant reaction in your baby.
Don’t forget to photograph your babies on a regular basis as they grow up so quickly.
Obviously, you can always contact me for some great professional photos.
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Steer clear of eating citrus fruits and curry, and avoid caffeine and other stimulants if your
breast-feeding baby is unusually wake or colicky.
Lean back to breast-feeding if your milk is coming out too quickly for your baby to swallow comfortably.
Wear a practical top for breast-feeding – either loose fitting one than can be lifted up or a nursing top with openings for feeding. Button-up tops and shirts that you have to open down the middle tend to be much more revealing.
Buy a breast pump only if you know it’s a really good one. Using a poorly designed hand pump can be very demoralising. Ask your friends and family members for their recommendations and talk to your health visitor or contact a breast-feeding support woman find that they have greater success with an electric pump. There are pricey, but can often be hired.
Start to express milk while your baby is still a few weeks old and gradually introduce the occasionalfeed in a bottle.
Older babies, who are already well used to the breast, can be as much milk as possible gives you some freedom and allows your partner to spend more one to one time with the baby including the odd night shift!
If you are planning to have your newborn photo session with me, please email me while you are still pregnant and let me know the due date. So you can pre-book for your session as the newborn session need to be done within 10 days.