FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Find answers to some of the most common questions we encounter. If you can't find the answer you're looking for below, please Contact Us – we're here to help!
When can I order eat for baby food?
2020! We are currently finalising our packaging and doing batch testing of our recipes with our manufacturing team. All going well, we expect to have everything finalised by the end of March, ready to drop our first food offering in April 2020! Sign up to our mailing list so that you are the first to know when our food drops.
What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?
Foods to avoid during pregnancy are those that carry a high risk of being contaminated by bacteria, particularly listeria and salmonella. This includes processed meats, raw or undercooked meat and seafood, pâtés, soft cheeses, raw eggs, unpasteurised dairy products. See our foods to avoid during pregnancy blog for more details.
Can I drink coffee during pregnancy?
Yes. The guidelines for pregnant women and caffeine have recently been reviewed. It was concluded that up to 200 milligrams of caffeine per day is safe during pregnancy. This is the equivalent of ~2 cups of barista style coffee. But the caffeine content of different coffees can vary, so talk to your Barista. It’s also worth checking the label of products that contain coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks (best to avoid these completely), and some over the counter medications to keep your caffeine intake below 200 milligrams.
Is it OK to eat spicy foods when pregnant?
Yes. Some women may experience heartburn when eating spicy foods, which may cause discomfort for you, but there is no known risk to your baby of eating spicy foods.
Should I eat more of some foods and less of others while pregnant?
Yes. During pregnancy it is important to maximise the nutrient density of the foods you eat. Your body and your growing baby need lots of vitamins and minerals to maintain good health for you, and growth and development of your baby. We recommend lots of plant based foods, fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes and beans, include some meat and fish and keep hydrated with water (add a pinch of rock salt to boost your mineral intake). Take note of our foods to avoid during pregnancy blog for those key foods to avoid. And check out our shop and recipes for some nutrient dense delights.
Can I eat fish during pregnancy? If so, which ones and how often?
Yes. We encourage choosing small fish to minimise your exposure to Mercury which can accumulate in larger fish. Get your fish from the source and always make sure it is fresh (clear eyes, not a strong fish smell). Mackerel and salmon are great choices, as are anchovies and sardines. One to three serves a week are recommended. Fish are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which are needed for babies brain and nervous tissue development.
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