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.

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.


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.

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La Leche League of Texas
La Leche League of Texas can answer any questions you have:

Metro Health Baby Café
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you can come to Baby Café to learn, socialize, participate in social groups and receive breastfeeding counseling here:

Breastmilk. Every Ounce Counts.
To find out why breastfeeding is important, visit: