Eating well

When I was pregnant with my eldest I received a whole wealth of information about what to eat and what not to eat.  I wanted to do all I could to give her the best possible start.  There was nothing more important to me than giving my baby the best possible start.  

I remember at one point in my pregnancy I was told to avoid peanuts.  I later read that eating peanuts would help reduce the possibility of my baby developing a peanut allergy in later life.  This conflicting information meant I was often left confused and not knowing what to do.

A new site, Aptaclub website, has made all this simple.  It is packed full of expert advice on early nutrition and is accessible from both tablets and smartphones.  Aptaclub features both expert advise on pre conception and throughout the pregnancy.  As well as expert advice on weaning, breast feeding and toddler feeding.

One of the things I remember being advised to do is to take Omega 3.  Aptaclub offers the following advise

"When it comes to fat there's one type you don't want to cut back on: omega 3 fatty acids. Maternal stores are depleted in pregnancy and breastfeeding, so it's more important than ever to enrich your diet with oily fish, seafood, nuts and seeds. Researchers have found that infants born to mothers with higher blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acid at delivery had advanced levels of attention spans well into their second year of life. Steer clear of fish oil supplements made from cod liver oil though. Although cod liver oil is a good source of omega 3, it contains amounts of Vitamin A that are potentially toxic during pregnancy". Katy Gordon-Smith, Aptaclub nutrition expert, mum-to-be.

Advise is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and there is also a live chat online as well as a contact phone number.

I wish there had been a site like this available for me during my pregnancy.

This post is written in collaboration with Danone's Aptaclub

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