With the ENI code you can go to the family counselling centre where, if you are pregnant, they have a duty to examine you and prescribe a blood test, urine test, and test your blood pressure. Remember the date of your last period so as to calculate the age of your baby. Pregnancy is an important occasion to take also care of your body; you have to eat healthy, little and often:
- Eat a lot of fruit and vegetables of all colours, both raw and cooked, but remember to wash it thoroughly.
- Don’t eat a lot of meat: twice a week is enough.
- Avoid sparkling drinks, sweets, fried food and saltiest food.
- Always remember to chew thoroughly and drink a lot of water.
- Avoid alcoholic drinks, do not smoke and don’t drink too much coffee.
Taking care of your baby
Breastfeeding is good for both the mother and the child, who, up to six months, doesn’t need to drink anything else, not even water.
The mother has the right to keep her child close right after the birth.
All mothers have milk, the only way to increase its amount is by attaching your baby at the breast, eating healthy, drink a lot of water, and rest. There’s no time limit to breastfeeding.
- Babies must sleep on their backs with head and shoulders slightly lifted.
- Do not use pillows that are too soft or too thick.
- Do not wrap your baby with tight covers; babies need to be well covered while remaining free to move and able to reach their mouths with their hands.
- Do not keep your baby in environments that are too cold, too hot or with too much smoke.
- Take your baby to the pediatric tests and have your baby vaccinated.
- From the sixth month your baby can begin to eat more things other than milk but avoid giving them sweets or salty food such as chocolate or fried potatoes.
- Start with vegetable broths with no salt, and then, as the baby grows, make them eat healthy food.
- The pediatrician will also be able to advise you on the correct nutrition for the baby according to their age.
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