Your Baby and You - page 23

your baby and you
Diet -
Healthy eating and drinking
A healthy diet is essential for both you and your baby. This doesn't mean you
have to follow a very strict diet - just that you try to eat a variety of healthy
foods every day. You may be entitled to get Healthy Start vouchers to spend
on milk, fruit and veg and free vitamins. Ask your midwife about the Healthy
Start Scheme. It is recommended that all breastfeeding women take a daily
supplement of 10mcg of Vitamin D.
For further information visit
0300 123 1002
Here are some things you should try to eat every day:
five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables
at least one serving of a high-protein food
(meat, fish, poultry, eggs, beans, dhal, lentils or other pulses)
some kind of dairy product such as milk, hard cheese,
yoghurt or fromage frais - preferably low-fat versions
carbohydrates (bread, cereal, potatoes, rice, pasta, chapatti, green
banana or cous-cous) -these should make up the main part of your meals
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