Breast milk is best for your baby.

Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, and the Dietitians of Canada recommend that you exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months and that you continue to breastfeed for up to 2 years or longer along with complementary foods.

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The right nutrition during pregnancy can help manage morning sickness

Morning sickness remedies

Morning sickness is one of pregnancy’s most highly publicized downers. While not everybody suffers from symptoms of nausea and vomiting, when they hit, they can be a challenge. But the good news is, the right nutrition during pregnancy can help manage these symptoms.

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Weight gain

Estimated pregnancy weight gain chart during pregnancy with Similac®

Estimated weight gain during pregnancy

Gaining weight is a natural part of pregnancy. This extra weight is attributed to your changing body, your growing baby, as well as the extra stores that you will need to prepare your body for breastfeeding. Your weight gain during pregnancy, however, impacts your baby's health and your well-being both during and after pregnancy. Too little or too much weight gain during pregnancy comes with certain risks.

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Learn the truth about eating and cooking fish during pregnancy

Eating fish during pregnancy

Fish contains high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids (like DHA), and other important nutrients. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish play a role in your baby's brain and eye development. It is safe and encouraged for you to consume at least 150 g of fish per week while pregnant, as recommended in Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide.

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Nutrition during pregnancy

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Pregnancy superfoods for a super pregnancy

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy has benefits for both you and your growing baby. Your first big job as a mom is making good nutrition decisions.

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Learn the list of foods to avoid during pregnancy with Similac®

What not to eat when pregnant

Obviously, you should try to eat a balanced diet, but you should also be aware of which foods to avoid or handle with extra care during pregnancy. Some foods could put you and your baby at risk.

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