Growing a healthy baby is like growing a healthy plant. If you want the plant to grow strong it must be planted in nutrient rich soil.
Then the plant needs to be regularly watered and fed. If this is done then you are rewarded with a healthy productive plant.
This is also true when growing a child. The health of your child is dependent on both the mothers and fathers own state of health before you fall pregnant
and also the state of your health throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
A well-nourished mother has a complication free pregnancy, birth and post natal period. A well nourished baby cries less, is easier to settle
and has fewer childhood illnesses.
With this in mind there are specific things you can do to improve the health outcomes for you and your baby.