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Big Y’s Proper Nutrition for Expecting Mothers

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- The following are nutrients of concern for pregnancy and should be obtain from food and supplementation:

§ Folate (folic acid)

§ Vitamin B-6

§ Choline

§ Iron

§ Calcium

§ Omega-3 fats

- Both the Academy of Pediatrics and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics positions remain that breast milk is the preferred source of nutrition for infants and supplemental foods should only be introduced once baby reaches 6 months of age.