Women have specific dietary needs during their treatments. This includes post-birth nutrition, BP and cardiac care, diabetes & obesity. Our expert Team of Nutritionists which comprises of trained dietitians and nutrition experts who guide you through your entire pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a period where a healthy diet matters and ensures that adequate levels of nutrition and essential minerals, vitamins etc. are provided to the mother-to-be. Our dietitians provide customised diet plans for pregnant women and monitor their health throughout the period of pregnancy, in consultation with the gynecologists.
They also play a key role in preparing appropriate diet for inpatients. The team ensures the availability of the best nutritional care and provide carefully prepared meals and snacks every day at our hospitals.
Our team of nutritionists are experts in managing dietary requirements during various gynecological or general health conditions that commonly occur to women like diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, eating disorders and other issues.
During infancy, ensuring that your baby gets the right nutrition is essential for their growth and well being. For the first six months, exclusive breastfeeding is ideal and highly recommended for their development and health. Breast milk is highly nutritious and promotes the development of both mind and body. It also contains vital substances like antibodies, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory factors that protect the baby and help it fight off infections and diseases.
Breastfeeding is not just good for the baby but is beneficial for the mother as well. It stimulates the production of oxytocin and prolactin which not just promotes mother and child bonding but, aids in weight loss as well. It is important to remember that what the mother eats through her pregnancy and while breastfeeding is what her baby eats. So, the mother must have a nutritious diet.
After the first six months, you can slowly try to introduce solid foods. Initially, don’t start off with solid food as a replacement for breast milk, give them as an addition instead and keep them a little liquid-like. There’s no hurry so don’t rush and observe how your baby responds to the foods you give. If they have any reaction, avoid trying those foods for the next 3-4 months. Start with simple foods like mashed vegetables, and fruits when they get older as they find it hard to digest fructose. Remember to keep track of what they like to help increase their intake gradually and understand that infants eat when they want to and stop when they are full. Each baby is different and requires its own time to get accustomed to different foods and grow, give them the time they need.
At ONP, we have the best lactation consultants and nutritionists to help you with any breastfeeding issues you face or doubts that you may have regarding nutrition. Our specialists can help you with tips and techniques to ensure your breastfeeding phase is hassle-free and successful even if you have a tough start. Our experts will also prescribe any supplements that will be beneficial and help you with your baby’s diet as well for better nourishment. They also advise about the value of additional supplements such as DHA, Iron etc