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Nutrition
Pregnancy and Nutrition

Nutrition is important all the time, especially

during pregnancy. This article will review serving

sizes as well as the food guide pyramid for a pregnant woman.

 

Here are the pieces of the pyramid... 

         Bread Group

         Fruits

         Vegetables

         Dairy

         Meat

           

Breads...9 servings. A serving is...

         1 slice of bread

         3/4 cup ready to eat cereal-try to eat a whole grain cereal

         1/2 cup cooked cereal, rice or pasta

         1 small tortilla

 

Fruits...3 servings. A serving is...

         1 medium fresh fruit

         1/2 cup of fruit pieces

         6 oz 100% fruit juice

 

Vegetables...4 servings.  A serving is...

         1 cup of leafy vegetable such as lettuce

         1/2 cup of vegetables, cooked or raw

 

Meat...6 servings or 6 ounces of meat.  A serving is...

         1 egg

         1/2 cup tofu

         1/2 cup dried beans/peas

         2 Tablespoons of peanut butter

         1 ounce of meat, fish, or poultry

         1/2 cup of nuts

         2 egg whites

 

Dairy...3-4 servings. A serving is...

         1 cup of milk or yogurt

         1 1/2 ounce of cheese (Natural)

         1 1/2 cups of ice cream

         2 cups of cottage cheese

 

***These amounts are found with the WIC guidelines for pregnant women.
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 Feeding your newborn:
Giving your baby breastmilk or approved infant formula will provide all the nutrition your baby needs during the first few months of his or her life
 
Breastfeeding your baby:
Breastfeeding is best for your baby
Breastfeeding is best for you
 
If you choose to give your baby formula:
Choose a formula that is FDA approved and recommended by your doctor.
Prepare formula safely
Store formula safely

Visit our breastfeeding section for more information on breastfeeding.  For more information on formula feeding, visit http://kidshealth.org, www.fda.gov, or http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/fcs3/fcs3145/fcs3145.pdf


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For nutritional guidelines for the whole family, visit www.mypyramid.gov.  Here are a few tips from MyPyramid.gov:
 
1.  Make half your grains whole 
2.  Vary your veggies
3.  Focus on fruits
4.  Get your calcium-rich foods
5.  Go lean with protein
6.  Change your oil
7.  Don't sugarcoat it

MyPyramid.gov offers information on serving size, food suggestions and recipes.