Cravings during pregnancy are very common – a natural part of being pregnant. There are a lot of reasons why we crave certain foods and many cravings can occur at any time in your pregnancy. The body is a finely tuned machine, and if you pay attention to exactly what you are craving, you will be healthy, gain a normal amount of weight and have more energy.
The prenatal vitamins you take give you the vitamins and minerals your diet is missing, but it’s also very important to eat well in order to get what those vitamins can’t give you.
If you are craving …
Breast milk can safely be refrigerated or even frozen for later use. Store it in clean bottles with screw caps, hard plastic cups that have tight caps or nursing bags (pre-sterilized bags meant for breast milk).
Be sure to label each container with the date the milk was pumped and your baby’s name if the milk is going to childcare providers. You can add fresh, cooled milk to milk that is already frozen, but add no more than is already in the container. For example, if you have two ounces of frozen milk, then you can add up to two more ounces of cooled milk.
For healthy full-term infants, milk can be …
If you’re expecting, one of the best things you can do is educate yourself on the journey ahead. Register for one of our classes or join a moms group! Here is what we have coming up August 17-23.
Baby & Family Suites Tour – Monday and Thursday
Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday
Infant CPR &Choking – Wednesday
Childbirth Education (All-in-a-Day) – Saturday
Click here for a complete list of classes and events.