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What vitamins and supplements do I need during pregnancy?

If you're following a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoiding all the necessary foods, then you'll be getting most of the nutrition you need. But there are some vitamins you cannot get from diet alone, which means you'll need to take them in supplement form. The two important recommended ...
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What is magnesium, and how much does my child need?

Did you know that magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral? Involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions that happen in the body, this master mineral is essential for your child's metabolism and for helping other important vitamins and minerals do their jobs. For example, magnesium ...
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What are some protein food sources for my preschooler?

Protein is essential for your child's diet - that part we're sure you'll know well! Iron, zinc, Omega-3, Vitamins B and D can all be found in protein-rich foods, and help your body to function. However, knowing how to include it into their everyday routine is another story. Therefore, it's time to d...
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What do I need to know about juice and other fruit drinks for my child?

After they've spent the morning playing in the park or dancing about in the living room, there's nothing more delicious and thirst-quenching for your child than a glass of fresh juice! From apple to orange, cranberry to mango - children and adults just love the sweet and refreshing taste of fruity d...
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What vitamins are the most important for my child’s diet?

What vitamins are the most important for my child's diet? Ensuring your child grows up to be a strong, healthy, and happy individual can often feel like a bit of an uphill climb for parents - both new and experienced! After all, the state of a child's health will affect every area of their lives as ...
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Phytonutrients: What are they and does my child need them?

If you've never heard of a phytonutrient, don't worry, you're not alone. Despite having been discovered some twenty years ago, there's not a lot of scientific research where phytonutrients are concerned, and unless you're friends with an expert dietician, they're unlikely to come up in conversation....
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When can my baby eat yoghurt?

A lot of kids (and adults) just love their yoghurt, and surely it's just the sort of thing a baby will enjoy? After all, it's smooth and creamy, and it tastes great! But, given that doctors recommend holding off on giving a baby cow's milk until they're at least a year old, does this same rule apply...
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When can my baby eat fish and what fish is best?

When your baby is ready to be introduced to solid foods, you may be wondering about whether fish is a safe option. You may even have a strong resistance to feeding your baby fish - morally, environmentally or health-related. As a parent, it's very normal to be unsure about which foods are safe to g...
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Which is right for you, breastfeeding or formula feeding?

Which is right for you, breastfeeding or formula feeding?It's Sunday morning, and you've headed round to your friend Elaine's house for a much-needed catch-up. Elaine has a baby the same age as your one-year-old daughter, Emily, and you're looking forward to having someone to compare notes with. Af...
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