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Avoid large amounts of any one food item.

What to eat for a healthy baby

What you eat can help you feel and look your best. Diet is important for you and your growing baby. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, eat the following foods each day:

I 2 or more servings of fruit or juice

I 3 or more servings of vegetables

I 6 to 11 servings of grain or starchy vegetables

■ 2 servings of low-fat meat, fish, poultry, beans or nuts.

I 3 or more servings of milk or calcium-rich products like cheese or yogurt.

Many foods can combine to make a varied and healthy diet. Ask your health care giver for serving sizes and examples of the kinds of foods to choose.

Eat small meals at regular times and have a nutritious snack if you need one.

Avoid large amounts of any one food item.

Eat a raw fruit or vegetable and some whole grains each day.

Drink 6 to 8 cups of liquids (water, juice, milk) each day.

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