A pregnant woman should receive a more elaborate supply to the fetus grows and changes in her body. A series of studies at "The Farm", a vegan community in the USA, shows that vegans can get pregnant very normal and that infants, toddlers and children can follow a vegan diet safely. It is recommended for pregnant women to take more vitamins and minerals but not so much calories. The weight gain is different for every woman. In general, they take a bit of weight during the first quarter. During the 2nd and 3rd quarter, a weight of 450 grams per week is common. If they gain weight slowly or not at all, they must eat more. For example, eating more often or eat smaller amounts of foods rich in fat. If the weight gained is too large, then look at the type of foods you eat. Try replacing the sugar or fatty foods with fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains (bread, rice).
[...] eat for 300 calories of fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals the body needs. Meals Several small meals should be eaten throughout the day. Do not skip breakfast and have a big lunch. It is important to regularly nutrients to the fetus throughout the day. Babies do not like the great feasts. Spread in the day many small meals. The following text gives examples of necessary nutrients for a healthy body and foods that provide these nutrients: Eat a varied diet and supplements and select foods of different groups below as a daily basis: * Cereals: barley, rice, wheat (bread, pasta), oats, millet, corn, couscous, bulgur wheat in small grains. [...]
[...] Soy milk is not suitable for children under 6 months because it is too rich in proteins, and excess protein is not medically desirable for their age. The Plamil soya milk is fortified with calcium (approximately the same level as human milk) combined with the D2 necessary to make possible absorption of calcium, the more milk is reinforced Plamil Vitamin B12 is essential. This milk can be used as complementary food. The best diet for breastfeeding women vegan The best diet for breastfeeding is the same as that recommended during pregnancy. [...]
[...] Studies made on the life of vegan children, over a long period, in 1981 and 1992 show that although generally a lower weight than their fellow omnivores, vegans are children in the middle of normal weight and size. Babies and children raised with a varied vegan diet obtain the protein and energy adequate. They are healthy and develop normally. Some key points to feed vegan children * Children need lots of energy. Cereals prepared at home must be made as a thick porridge, not like a clear soup. [...]
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