Infancy is the second most vital milestone for an individual in terms of nutrition, first being pregnancy. Since the infant relies on mother’s milk for all its nutrition for the first 6 months of life, it is essential to make it rich and nourishing for the baby to enable him/ her to achieve optimum growth and development. Right nutrition can have a positive impact on an infant’s health & growth.
One of the important nutrients for the developing infant is fats. Fats play an important role in protecting vital organs, nurturing the skin, building hormones and enhancing immunity amongst many others.
Here are a few guidelines on choosing the right type and quantity of fats for nursing mothers: Continue reading “Healthy fats during breastfeeding”