Feeding and nutrition

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Following a balanced diet isn’t always easy but it can do wonders for the health of both you and your baby. This section covers the importance of eating well during pregnancy, as well as information on specific dietary needs at every stage of your child’s development.

Whether you’re breastfeeding a newborn or trying to get your three year old to eat their greens, the right balance of nutrients for their age is crucial for fuelling all that amazing development. If you’ve any feeding niggles, big or small, feel free to call us any time.

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Good nutrition during pregnancy

Discover the foods and supplements you should include and those you should avoid for a healthy pregnancy diet, as well as finding out more about the few extra calories you need.

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Breastfeeding advice

Breastfeeding is completely natural and best for you and your baby. Read our expert advice for answers to any breastfeeding questions you may have.

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Bottlefeeding advice

If you’ve chosen to start bottlefeeding, it’s good to know how to prepare and store baby milk safely, the equipment to use and how you can involve your partner.

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Weaning advice

Moving your baby onto solid foods? Get expert advice about your baby’s nutritional needs, from how to start weaning to preparing your baby’s meals with recipe suggestions.

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Toddler feeding and nutrition

An active toddler still has special nutritional needs. Find out what makes a suitable balanced diet for a toddler as well as how to make mealtimes fun and dealing with fussy eaters.

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Feeding problems and allergies

Babies sometimes have a sensitive tummy or allergies and intolerances. Find out more about the different feeding-related problems that babies can develop and tips on how to deal with them.

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Find advice from the Foods Standards Agency on preparing formula feeds in the event of interruption to water or power supplies. If you’re worried about making up bottles safely, just give us a call.

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