Things to be aware of...
8. B vitamins are essential for energy and also mental health and in particular B12 and folate. These are highest in red meats but also all protein rich foods and wholegrains. Low levels of these can put you at risk of Postnatal Depression (PND). These can be tested for and supplemented if high risk.
9. If you want to improve your nutritional intake, start slowly and make little and gradual changes - these are more sustainable and have the biggest impact long term. The trick is to introduce foods as snacks which pack a bigger nutritional punch e.g. a handful of nuts, or an oatcake with nut butter or humous (these are significantly better than tea and biccy).
For further information and professional support with nutrition for mum and baby, get in touch with Beverley and/or Harriette at Nourishing Insights at 44 St Andrew Street, Aberdeen. Pop in any time Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-4pm, call 01224 969637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Harriette has further training in reflux support as a baby massage therapist. She is also a fully trained massage therapist with the Scottish School of Massage and also specialises in infant colic and reflux working one-to-one with clients. Beverley and Harriette are therefore able to offer comprehensive support to clients and also refer on to other specialists if and when appropriate.
Our next 'Prana Mama Meet-Up' takes place from 10am-12pm on Friday 6th December '19 at The FlyCup in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, where we will be joined by Mel Corinne of Bellewren. Click here for more details and to book a place today!