Whole Grains



Whole Grains


omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, antioxidants, thiamine, copper, molybdenum, magnesium, phosphorus


Although flaxseed is a wonder food, it may affect hormone levels in a pregnant mum. There is not enough scientific evidence as yet as to the effects of flaxseed during pregnancy so it is best to consult your doctor if you want to consume it.


It is safe for new mums to consume flaxseed. Touted as a wonder food, it is believed to prevent heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. It is also high in good fats and fibre. Have it sprinkled on your salads and yogurt.


There is no conclusive studies done as to whether or not flaxseed is safe for a breastfeeding mum. Some studies say flaxseed can increase milk supply whilst others recommend that lactating mothers do not take flaxseed. Please consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding and you want to take flaxseed.


You can give ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil to your baby once he/she is 8 months or older. Your baby will benefit from its antioxidant properties, good fats and fibre. If you do start giving it to your baby, do check for signs of allergy.