Breastfeeding & nutrition
Having a baby is a very exciting time for everyone in the family. It is also an extremely hectic time and one where both parents can be sleep deprived and very tired.
The good news is that Jalna Yoghurts are a perfect choice if you're breastfeeding. Let's explore why:
During breastfeeding, mothers need to ensure they achieve adequate nutrients, so it's important to eat regular, nutritious meals and snacks to meet your energy (kilojoule) needs for making breast milk and feeding. Choosing a variety of foods each day will help meet both you and your baby's nutritional needs.
Dairy foods, including yoghurt, are encouraged as a good choice during pregnancy and breast-feeding, as they're the most readily available and absorbable source of dietary calcium.
Jalna yoghurts are completely natural, nutritious dairy foods. And unlike most yoghurts, because Jalna yoghurt is set in the actual pot you buy, it doesn't need anything artificial. No artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours, preservatives or thickeners like gelatine.
Jalna yoghurt can help you with sustained energy throughout the day.
Jalna yoghurt is a perfectly portable snack to grab and enjoy, even when you're breastfeeding. Remember to add it your weekly shopping list, if someone else is helping you out!
- Plan ahead: plan the week's menu, write a shopping list and delegate the responsibility of shopping and cooking to family and friends who are kind enough to offer help. Stocking the fridge and pantry with nutritious foods and snacks makes it easier for you to eat well and lay down the foundation for good eating practices for your child for life.
- Choose nutritional snacks that fill you up. Jalna dairy foods have the additional benefits of aBc probiotics, but no additives.
- Make physical activity part of your day. Invest in some good walking shoes and a functional pram and take yourself and your baby for a daily walk. Or take advantage of the crèche facilities at a local pool or gym and have a swim or walk on the treadmill.
- Get help if you need it. If you want to find out more about what you and your family need to eat, consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
By Karen Inge – Accredited Practising Dietitian