In the beginning, they are what you eat
Good infant nutrition actually begins before birth, because what the mother eats during pregnancy goes a long way toward determining her baby's initial nutritional health. a well nourished mother provides plenty of nutrients her baby can use for proper growth and development in the uterus, as well as to store for later use. Skimping on food to avoid gaining excessive weight while pregnant can produce a low birth weight baby who has special nutritional needs or serious medical problems. An anemic is likely to have a baby with low iron reserves. A woman who does not consume adequate folate may have a baby with serious neurological problems. High doses of vitamin A before and during early pregnancy can cause birth defects. All pregnant women are strongly advised to have regular prenatal checkups and to eat a varied and balanced diet.