Baby's First Year · Breastfeeding

Do I have enough breast milk to feed my baby?

Almost all breastfeeding parents go through a period when they think they don't have enough breast milk. Sometimes parents worry about this soon after the birth of their baby. Other times even after breastfeeding is well established. The most common reason for stopping breastfeeding is when parents feel they don’t have enough breast milk. The… Continue reading Do I have enough breast milk to feed my baby?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

  It is important to gain a healthy amount of weight in pregnancy.  Gaining weight is an expected and normal part of pregnancy.  Sometimes it's hard to know how much weight to gain in pregnancy.  Eating healthy foods from Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide and drinking 10-12 cups of fluid daily can help women gain… Continue reading How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

How much sugar is too much?

For adults and children, too much sugar intake could lead to increased weight gain and cavities.  Sugary foods may also replace foods that are higher in nutrients making them a less healthy choice. In pregnancy, excess sugar can cause the same problems.  If excess sugar intake causes weight gain above the recommended amount in pregnancy… Continue reading How much sugar is too much?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Need to gain more weight in your pregnancy? Here are some tips.

Sometimes pregnant women find it hard to gain weight in their pregnancies due to lack of appetite, nausea and/or vomiting.  Gaining a healthy amount of weight in pregnancy will help: your baby to grow and develop you to have a healthy weight baby your body get ready to breastfeed your baby. How much weight should… Continue reading Need to gain more weight in your pregnancy? Here are some tips.