Nutrition · Pregnancy

6 easy ways to get more vitamin C and iron during pregnancy

Did you know that a pregnant women needs about 50% more iron in her diet than when she’s not pregnant?  It's true!  During pregnancy, you'll need this extra iron because you're making more blood to help deliver nutrition and oxygen to your baby.  You're also building your baby’s iron stores for the first six months… Continue reading 6 easy ways to get more vitamin C and iron during pregnancy

Baby's First Year · Nutrition · Parenting

When to introduce baby to new food

With all the different sources of information out there, you may feel confused about when to start your baby on solid food.  By solid food, I mean food that is not breast milk.  At Toronto Public Health, we recommend feeding your baby only breast milk for the first 6 months of life. At 6 months,… Continue reading When to introduce baby to new food

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Pregnant and Tired? 5 tips to get more iron for your body

How Getting More Iron in Your Diet Can Help You Feel Energized Since finding out that you are pregnant you may be feeling more tired than usual.  Even though it’s normal to feel tired during pregnancy, if your iron levels are low, you can feel even more tired.  Iron plays an important role in carrying oxygen to… Continue reading Pregnant and Tired? 5 tips to get more iron for your body

Nutrition · Pregnancy

3 reasons to take a multivitamin when you’re pregnant

If you're pregnant, you've likely been told to take a prenatal multivitamin.  I know that not all pregnant people I meet take one because they aren't sure why they should.  Here's why: 1)  It helps you and your baby get the extra vitamins or nutrients you need Healthy eating is important to help you and your baby… Continue reading 3 reasons to take a multivitamin when you’re pregnant