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Week 39: Your baby is storing antibodies as delivery nears
When you're 39 weeks pregnant, your baby is making final preparations for her arrival:
Your Week 39 nutrition and health
Preparing for breastfeeding
When you're 39 weeks pregnant, your body makes final preparations for your baby's first meal.
Plan ahead for your mealtimes
If you are planning to breastfeed, it is more important than ever to be vigilant with your diet. Vitamin D in particular is a nutrient known to be deficient in breast milk. Supplements are needed for your baby to get the 400 IU per day recommended by the AAP.
Important nutrition tips for lactating moms include:
Here’s an easy way to make sure you are getting the nutrients you and your baby need for breastfeeding: Before your baby arrives, try to plan ahead for nutritious meals after she arrives home. If you can, cook and freeze a few simple meals that you quickly can reheat in the oven or microwave. Stock up on nutritious foods and snacks to make mealtime easier with a newborn in the house.
Are these real contractions?
When you're 39 weeks pregnant, contractions could be the real thing. Learn more about contractions so you can distinguish the real ones from the false ones.
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