Mother and child care
Mother and child care

Nutrition in your last trimester

In your last trimester, you’re officially allowed an extra 200 calories a day to match your baby’s growth spurt. But try to resist eating too many cakes, sweets and fast-food snacks – two hundred calories is less than you think! It’s the equivalent of two slices of wholemeal toast and margarine or butter, a jacket potato with an ounce of cheese, or one slice of cheese on toast.

Heartburn

As your pregnancy progresses, heartburn might become all too common. It’s caused by both hormonal and physical changes in your body. Though you may not be able to get rid of it completely, you can take some steps to minimise it. If you’re suffering, try cutting out rich or spicy dishes, chocolate, citrus fruits, alcohol and coffee. Eat small, frequent meals, take small mouthfuls and chew your food well.

Please be aware that the information given in these articles is only intended as general advice and should in no way be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you or your family or your child is suffering from symptoms or conditions which are severe or persistent or you need specific medical advice, please seek professional medical assistance. Philips AVENT cannot be held responsible for any damages that result from the use of the information provided on this website.

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