The nutrition department at Deshmukh Hospital is the one-stop solution for curing all kinds of health illnesses. We provide comprehensive care and diet service to both out-patients and in-patients. Our department focuses on increasing awareness among patients about the benefits of following nutrition and diet. The goal here is to promote a healthy lifestyle in people to cure and prevent disease. Moreover, the professionals help strengthening and developing healthy practices to encourage good health.
Women have specific dietary needs during their treatments. This includes post-birth nutrition, BP and cardiac care, diabetes & obesity. The Departments of Dietetics and Nutrition at Deshmukh Hospital comprises trained dietitians and nutrition experts.
Pregnancy is a period where a healthy diet matters and ensures that adequate levels of nutrition and essential minerals, vitamins etc. are provided to the mother-to-be. Our dieticians provide customized diet plans for pregnant women and monitor their health throughout the period of pregnancy, in consultation with the gynecologists.
They also play a key role in preparing appropriate diet for inpatients. The team ensures the availability of the best nutritional care and provide carefully prepared meals and snacks every day at our hospitals.
Our team of nutritionists are experts in managing dietary requirements during various gynecological or general health conditions that commonly occur to women like diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, eating disorders and other issues.
During infancy, ensuring that your baby gets the right nutrition is essential for their growth and wellbeing. For the first six months, exclusive breastfeeding is ideal and highly recommended for their development and health. Breast milk is highly nutritious and promotes the development of both mind and body. It also contains vital substances like antibodies, antimicrobials and anti-inflammatory factors that protect the baby and help it fight off infections and diseases.
Breastfeeding is not just good for the baby but is beneficial for the mother as well. It stimulates the production of oxytocin and prolactin which not just promotes mother and child bonding but, aids in weight loss as well. It is important to remember that what the mother eats through her pregnancy and while breastfeeding is what her baby eats. So, the mother must have a nutritious diet.
After the first six months, you can slowly try to introduce solid foods. Initially, don’t start off with solid food as a replacement for breast milk, give them as an addition instead and keep them a little liquid-like. There’s no hurry so don’t rush and observe how your baby responds to the foods you give. If they have any reaction, avoid trying those foods for the next 3-4 months. Start with simple foods like baby cereal, mashed vegetables, and fruits when they get older as they find it hard to digest fructose. Remember to keep track of what they like to help increase their intake gradually and understand that infants eat when they want to and stop when they are full. Each baby is different and requires its own time to get accustomed to different foods and grow, give them the time they need.
At Deshmukh, we have the best lactation consultants and nutritionists to help you with any breastfeeding issues you face or doubts that you may have regarding nutrition. Our specialists can help you with tips and techniques to ensure your breastfeeding phase is hassle-free and successful even if you have a tough start. Our experts will also prescribe any supplements that will be beneficial and help you with your baby’s diet as well for better nourishment.
Eating for yourself and your baby is important for a healthy pregnancy. Pregnancy creates unique nutritional demand on you as your baby totally depends on you for its nourishment. Hence, it is imperative for you to take the right quality and quantity of essential nutrients to fulfill your baby’s nutritional requirements.
Understanding what your body needs is the first step to eating healthy during pregnancy. The food that you eat has a great effect on your body and help you to successfully endure through the journey of motherhood. The general rule that mothers should follow is to preferably eat 5 Times a day: i.e. three regular meals and two short meals or snacks. Some foods have certain nutritional value that can help your body to cope through the different stages, uneasiness and joys of pregnancy.
We provide in-depth evaluation of data pertaining to your medical history and daily nutrition intake. This further helps to create a plan for you to attain a healthier status.
Our expert nutritionists give you a detailed overview of your diet plan and strive towards making you a healthier individual
We make sure you get only what you require and in adequate amounts. Our nutritionists develop a specialized balanced diet plan keeping in mind the restrictions a patient might have.
If you have any questions regarding what to eat or what to avoid, consult our nutritionist who can guide you with the right kind of food you should take for your body.