Eating for two
MEDICAL & Scientific Affairs manager at Danone Dumex Malaysia, Tan Ee Ping, a nutritionist by training, answers questions on nutrition during pregnancy.
“There is a common thought that once the doctor says ‘Congratulations! You’re pregnant’, you start changing everything – your lifestyle, eating and sleeping habits.
“The truth is once you and your partner decide to start a family, you have to start changing your lifestyle and eating habits because you wouldn’t know when you would get pregnant.
“A general rule is to start leading a healthy life and eating healthily three months before you’re actually pregnant. That is how long it takes to store up the nutrients in your body,” says Tan.
She answers more questions on nutrition during pregnancy at ParenThots.
Focus on the Family
Parents are very reluctant to spank their children these days. We are told it is wrong, it will teach the child violence and can possibly turn the child into a violent person. Is there any truth to this?
Dr James Dobson shares his thoughts on the subject.
Mum Hsiau Wei writes about her son who was born premature and how heartbreaking the first few months were.
If you have a pregnancy or parenting story to share with others, email it to parenthots@ thestar.com.my.
This week, we review The Bad Mother’s Handbook which stars Catherine Tate, Holliday Grainger and Robert Pattinson.
If you like a good movie with a plot, love the intricacies of the mother-daughter relationship and like British humour, then you’ll love this. Fans of Pattinson, be warned; he is not the main star in this DVD.