Welcome to Me and My Child

Welcome to Me and My Child where you’ll find lots of information on the wonderful journey of parenthood, from pregnancy, to birth and your child’s early development. Every child’s development is different, so be sure to consult with your health care professional if you have any concerns.

You’ll also find plenty of information about what you can feed your child.

When it comes to babies, Breastfeeding is best, and provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness. During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. Infant formula is intended to replace breast-milk when mothers do not breastfeed. A decision not to breast-feed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, could reduce the supply of breast-milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use, such as the use of unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, such as the preparation requirements and the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.

This website mentions food, toddler milks and sometimes infant formula.

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Stretch marks

Many women experience red or pink marks on the abdomen, hips and breasts, known as stretch marks. These stretch marks usually appear as a result of weight gain and stretching of the skin, which is a natural part of pregnancy. The redness usually fades after birth. Nothing that you apply will prevent these stretch marks. To help minimise the marks you can:

  • Stay within your weight gain guidelines. Gaining a lot of weight in a short time can make the marks much worse.
  • Wear a good supporting maternity bra throughout your pregnancy
  •  Moisturise your stomach to keep the skin soft. This won’t help you avoid the marks but may make you feel more comfortable;
  • Try not to worry about how you’ll look in a bikini next year. The stretch marks may fade after you have your baby, becoming pale and much less noticeable.