Breastfeeding is the best for babies and a healthy diet / maternal nutrition is important when breastfeeding. A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. It is recommended that all formula milks be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, or other professional responsible for maternal and child care and the financial implications should be considered. All preparation and feeding instructions should be followed carefully as inappropriate preparation could lead to health hazards.

10 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby’s development

By now your baby is about 3cm long. Because their brain is developing faster than any other parts of their body, their head looks very large. Their toes are separating and they’re getting more active with every passing day. They’ve even started to sleep, wake up and exercise their muscles. Their arms bend at the elbow and, if you could peer inside, you’d see their spine clearly visible through their skin.

You & your body

Although your uterus has doubled in size and is now as large as a grapefruit, your pregnant belly is probably not showing yet. Indeed, your pregnancy might still be a secret from the world! Your doctor may recommend an iron supplement. If not, pay particular attention to the iron-rich foods in your diet such as red meat, fish, eggs, dried fruit, wholegrain breakfast cereals and breads and green leafy vegetables. There's even better news - these foods all contain a wide range of important nutrients in addition to iron.

Hopefully you’ve already adopted some healthy pregnancy eating habits. When it comes to a healthy pregnancy diet, iron is one of the key nutrients you need. It is needed for carrying extra oxygen around in your red blood cells which your baby needs for their developing brain. If you are short now, your baby may be fine but you'll run the risk of becoming anaemic, which will leave you feeling tired, washed-out and generally unwell.

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