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ReadyKidSA: Before Baby - Food & Nutrition

The foods you eat during pregnancy can have a major impact on the development of your baby. Paying attention to nutrition, calorie consumption, foods to avoid, and keeping a healthy diet will help your baby develop strong and healthy.

ReadyKidSA: Before Baby - Food & Nutrition - What to Eat

What to Eat

When pregnant, a woman should consume about 300 more calories per day to help the baby grow. A balanced diet that is nutritious and healthy will do the most good to start your baby off with the advantage of health.


  • Guide to Eating Right when Pregnant
  • Foods to Avoid
    – Pass Up Soft Cheeses
    – Skip Undercooked Meat
    – Beware Fresh Juice
    – Sayonara, Sushi
    – Raw Cookie Dough
    – Homemade Caesar Dressing
    – Homemade Tiramisu
    – Fresh Pre-Stuffed Poultry
    – Fish with Mercury
    – Deli Meats
    – Pâtés or Meat Spreads
    – Unwashed Fruits/Veggies
    – Raw Sprouts
    – Smoked Seafood
    – Raw Shellfish
    – Fish from Local Waters
    – Potluck Foods
    – Unpasteurized Milk
    – Higher Amounts of Caffeine
    – Alcohol
    – Restaurant Leftovers
  • Advice About Eating Fish
ReadyKidSA: Before Baby - Food & Nutrition - Breastfeeding


Providing for your baby’s nutritional needs are very important. If you are considering breastfeeding, these local resources can answer any questions you may have.


La Leche League of Texas
La Leche League of Texas is dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to those who want to breastfeed. Learn more > La Leche League of San Antonio & Surrounding Areas


Metro Health San Antonio Lactation Support Center
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you can come to the San Antonio Lactation Support Center, formerly known as Baby Café, to learn, socialize, participate in social groups and receive breastfeeding counseling. Learn more


The MILC Group
The MILC Group provides expert breastfeeding help to families in San Antonio, Bexar County and the surrounding area in the comfort of your home. Learn more


San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition
The Mission of the San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition is to Promote, Protect and Support Breastfeeding through Education, Outreach and Advocacy. Learn more


Breastmilk. Every Ounce Counts.
One stop breastfeeding resource for planning, support, self-care and more. Learn more

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