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Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Cat Food for Newborn Kittens and Pregnant or Nursing Cats, 7 lbs.

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Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Cat Food gives your young kitten the building blocks for healthy growth and development. Nutrients like DHA promote healthy brain development. Antioxidants and vitamins help strengthen immune support. Highly digestible proteins and prebiotics promote healthy digestion. And the tiny cat kibble can be rehydrated with water for softer food that's easy to eat.

  • - FORMULATED FOR BABY KITTENS & QUEEN CATS: Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Kitten Food is formulated for the specific needs of growing newborn kittens (1-4 months) and queen cats (pregnant or nursing)
  • - HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT: An exclusive complex of antioxidants and vitamins supports a young kitten's growth and development
  • - EASY-TO-CHEW KIBBLE: Small, easy-to-chew dry kibble helps a nursing kitten transition from milk to solid food; a perfect complement to Mother & Babycat Wet Cat Food
  • - HEALTHY DIGESTION: Highly digestible proteins and prebiotics help with digestive support
  • - BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: Includes DHA to build a strong foundation for brain development, starting in the womb and continuing throughout a pregnant cat's full term


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    7 LBS

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  • Grain Free


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    9.9 IN


Chicken by-product meal, chicken fat, brewers rice, corn, wheat gluten, natural flavors, fish oil, dried plain beet pulp, grain distillers dried yeast, vegetable oil, pea fiber, potassium chloride, sodium pyrophosphate, sodium silico aluminate, calcium carbonate, fructooligosaccharides, choline chloride, hydrolyzed yeast (source of betaglucans), vitamins (DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, biotin, riboflavin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement), salt, L-lysine, taurine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), trace minerals (zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate), DL-methionine, magnesium oxide, carotene, rosemary extract. Preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min.) 32.0%, Crude Fat (min.) 23.0%, Crude Fiber (max.) 3.6%, Moisture (max.) 8.0%, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.) 0.09%, Vitamin E (min.) 420 IU/kg.

With nearly 50 years of scientific research and observation, Royal Canin continues to deliver targeted nutrition to feed every pet's magnificence. Not satisfied? Then neither are we. Our formulas are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. (Just contact us for more details).

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Mother & Babycat Dry Cat Food

Baby cats grow so quickly and require tailored nutrition that meets their specific needs. A mother cat’s milk has protective antibodies to support her kitten’s natural defenses. But as a baby cat transitions to eating solids, their immune systems are still developing. This “immunity gap” leaves a kitten in a fragile state. With growing bones, emerging teeth, and developing immune and digestive systems, they need the right nutrition to grow strong.

Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Kibble feeds your young kitten’s magnificence from the very start with the building blocks needed for healthy growth: Essential nutrients like DHA for brain development. Immune system-strengthening antioxidants and vitamins. Highly digestible proteins and prebiotics for a maturing digestive system. And transitioning your newborn kitten to solid food is simple: The unique, tiny kibble can be rehydrated with warm water for a softer food that eases kittens to a more “grown-up” diet.

With nearly 50 years of scientific research and observation, Royal Canin continues to deliver targeted nutrition to feed every pet’s magnificence. Not satisfied? Then neither are we. Our formulas are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. (Just contact us for more details.)

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Chicken by-product meal, chicken fat, brewers rice, corn, wheat gluten, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, pea fiber, vegetable oil, potassium chloride, sodium pyrophosphate, fish oil, choline chloride, rice flour, calcium carbonate, sodium aluminosilicate, taurine, fructooligosaccharides, L-lysine, salt, hydrolyzed yeast, monocalcium phosphate, marine microalgae oil, vitamins[DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, biotin, riboflavin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], DL-methionine, trace minerals[zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, copper proteinate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L. ), magnesium oxide, carotene, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 4211 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 484 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)32.0%, Crude Fat (min)23.0%, Crude Fiber (max)3.7%, Moisture (max)7.5%, Vitamin E (min)385 IU/kg, Ascorbic acid* (min)176 mg/kg.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

For the Kitten - Kibble Only

Age in Months Adult Weight
6.6 lb (3kg) 11lb (5kg)
Cups/Day Kcals Cups/Day Kcals
1 1/4 (29 g) 128 3/8 (38 g) 166
2 3/8 (38 g) 169 1/2 (51 g) 225
3 3/8 (49 g) 215 5/8 (65 g) 290

For the Mother - Kibble Only

Queen Weight Gestating Lactating
6. 6 lb (3 kg) 1/2 - 5/8 cup (51 g - 74 g) (225 - 330 Kcals) Ad Libitum
11 lb (5 kg) 3/4 - 1 1/8 cups (85 g - 125 g) (375 - 555 Kcals)

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Breastfeeding mother's diet

Article author Gmoszynska Maria Vladimirovna


October 20, 2021


Breast milk is the most important food for a child, especially in the first six months of life. But breastfeeding is not just food, it is also a very important physiological and psychological process of interaction between mother and baby.

Almost every woman can breastfeed her child (of course, everything is individual, but you need to ask the doctor about this). The success of breastfeeding depends not only on the mood of a young mother, her state of health, conditions of rest and work, but also on the quality of nutrition. nine0005

During the period of breastfeeding, a young mother needs to carefully consider her daily diet: it should not only provide the woman's body with all the necessary nutrients and energy, but also help maintain her health. And do not forget that the nutrition of the mother is reflected in the composition of breast milk, and hence the health of the baby.

About how the menu of a breastfeeding woman should look like, we will be told by the Doctor of Medical Sciences, Leading Researcher of the Department of Baby Nutrition of the State Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Maria Gmoshinska.

What should be the diet of a breastfeeding woman

The diet of a nursing woman should be balanced and varied. It is necessary that it includes all the main food groups: meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, bread, cereals, vegetable and butter, vegetables, fruits and berries. And, of course, one should not forget about tasty “little joys”, but within reasonable limits.

So, what must be in the diet of a breastfeeding mother? nine0004

Lean meats

Chicken, turkey, rabbit, beef and veal will do. All those types of meat that you will soon offer your baby in the form of meat puree.


Fresh, boiled or stewed vegetables are a source of dietary fiber. It is worth limiting only vegetables that cause fermentation, for example, cabbage or those that mom herself is allergic to.


Apples, pears, peaches, bananas... All of them contain natural fruit sugars, organic acids, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary not only to maintain the health of the mother herself, but also for the proper nutrition of the baby.

Dairy products

It is better to limit the use of whole cow's milk for a nursing woman, because it can cause the development of food allergies in a baby. But fermented milk products - cottage cheese, fermented baked milk, kefir, cheese - are simply necessary for mom, because they contain calcium, phosphorus, high-grade animal proteins and fats. nine0005


Cereals are needed by a nursing mother as a source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and trace elements. Buckwheat, for example, contains iron. Oats, rice, wheat - cereals must be alternated. Everything must be done in moderation.

In the daily diet of a nursing woman, butter and vegetable oils should be present - sunflower, rapeseed, corn, soybean, olive, linseed.


The recommended average daily set of food products for lactating women was developed by the State Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, approved by the Department of Medical and Social Problems of the Family, Motherhood and Childhood of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, 16. 05.2006, No. 15-3 / 691-04. Based on the materials of the National program for optimizing the feeding of children in the first year of life in the Russian Federation; Union of Pediatricians of Russia. Moscow. 2011

It is also important to remember that vitamin complexes have now been created for nursing mothers to avoid vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as well as specialized enriched products that provide a woman with the necessary nutrients. nine0005

It is also very important for a nursing mother to follow a certain diet, because eating at certain hours will contribute to the production of breast milk. It is good if the mother can eat before each feeding of the child. Six meals a day are usually recommended: first and second breakfasts, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and some drink before the night feeding.

Drinking regimen for a nursing woman

Since the body of a nursing woman produces up to 1 liter of milk (and sometimes more) daily, she simply needs to increase her fluid intake by about the same amount. This can be drinking water, special teas for nursing women (should be used with caution, after consulting a doctor), fortified juices for nursing mothers and fermented milk drinks (also taking into account individual tolerance). And no alcohol! In general, the liquid part of the daily diet, including soups and drinks, should be within 2 liters. nine0005

There is a myth: the more fluids a breastfeeding woman drinks, the better. But this is not entirely true. Indeed, if you drink a lot of liquid, then the amount of breast milk may increase slightly, but its composition will worsen - the milk will become more “diluted”.

The main task of the mother, oddly enough, is first of all to take care of her health, to establish a diet and sleep. Only in this case, you can count on the fact that the baby will receive everything he needs without compromising his mother's health and beauty. nine0005

Author of the article Gmoszynska Maria Vladimirovna

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Chief Researcher of the Laboratory of Developmental Nutrition of the FSBSI "Federal Research Center for Nutrition and Biotechnology"

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what is possible with breastfeeding

After giving birth, a woman continues to influence the internal processes in the child's body through the milk she feeds him. Nutrition affects the quality of milk, because with it the baby receives vitamins and nutrients. They ensure its proper development and strengthen the immune system. Therefore, the menu of a nursing mother in the first days and months should be as nutritious, balanced and varied as possible.

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In the menu of a nursing mother, it is important to take into account the balance of calories, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, the benefits for the woman herself and the growing body of the child. We will tell you how her diet changes after childbirth.

Contents of the article

Do not self-medicate! In our articles, we collect the latest scientific data and the opinions of authoritative health experts. But remember: only a doctor can diagnose and prescribe treatment. nine0005

Starting from the maternity hospital, a woman is forced to think about what can and cannot be eaten, because some foods can cause colic or allergies in the baby. Out of fear of harming the child, some women begin to eat only buckwheat and deny themselves everything. Others are sure that the child needs to be accustomed to different foods from the cradle, and they do not make any restrictions.

Already on the first day, the menu of a nursing mother should be carefully thought out. It is desirable that it be correct and safe, because the child is just adapting to an independent life outside the mother's womb. We talked about what should be the diet in these important first weeks with a certified dietitian Alexandra Paetou, mother of two children. nine0005

Nursing mother's menu: main misconceptions

As a rule, new mothers are intimidated even in the maternity hospital, handing them a standard memo. Looking at the list of foods that are allowed on the menu of a nursing mother, it is easier to say what is allowed than to list prohibitions. From this moment, the eternal fear begins to eat "something is not right" and thereby bring all possible troubles to your baby. Here lies the first misconception: if you do not want your child to grow up with an allergy, you need to eat varied. nine0005

Another common misconception: a diet for a nursing mother, the menu of which will include a minimum of calories, will help you quickly return to your previous weight. The only thing it will help is to lose breast milk and "put" the baby on artificial mixtures.

It should be remembered that the daily caloric intake of a woman's diet during lactation should not be lower than 2000 kcal. Otherwise, at first you will lose most of your hair and the normal condition of your teeth and nails. And then such food with a meager menu will deprive you of the status of a nursing mother. nine0005

General dietary guidelines for nursing mothers

Almost everything a woman eats passes into her breast milk in one form or another. Of great importance is the preparation of a menu for a nursing mother immediately after childbirth. Just think: in the womb, a baby swallowed sterile amniotic fluid, and then an incredible amount of intestinal bacteria and nutrients fell on him, which his enzymatic system does not yet know. To facilitate this acquaintance with the world of other food, you need to choose products wisely. nine0005

Eating lettuce leaves, fresh vegetables and eating them with multivitamins, a woman still does not supply her body with everything it needs. This chain lacks an important link - the balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, which come only with food. For a nursing mother of a newborn, the menu should be designed in such a way that this ratio is taken into account. Protein sources are meat, fish, eggs, chicken, turkey, cottage cheese, dairy products. They also contain fats. Complex carbohydrates - pasta, cereals, bread, green and leafy vegetables, legumes, and it is better to refuse simple ones, with the exception of some fruits. We are talking about sweets and pastries. nine0005

Calculate the ratio of calories, proteins, fats and carbohydrates (CBFA) that enter the body with food. About 30 kcal is needed per kilogram of weight. With a weight of 60 kg, the need is 1800 kcal per day. But so much is needed in the normal state. Breastfeeding puts extra calories on the menu of a nursing mother. To this figure, you need to add about 500 more kcal if the baby was just born. As for BJU, per kilogram of weight you need 1.5 - 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat and 4-5 grams of carbohydrates. nine0005

Thus, with a weight of 60 kg, you should consume daily from 90 to 120 g of protein, no more than 60 g of fat and 240-300 g of carbohydrates, preferably complex. The nutrition of a nursing woman should take into account these parameters, then the body's resources will be enough for two. In order not to make mistakes in the calculations, you need to use a kitchen scale and free services on the Web.

Let's list the basic rules that the breastfeeding diet implies:

  • The entire diet for the day should be divided into 5-6 meals. nine0142
  • Small portions should be consumed before feeding the baby.
  • Avoid citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, red caviar, fish, seafood, and smoked meats for crumbs. And it is better to refrain from exotic fruits for up to 6 months.
  • It is better to cook dishes by steaming, stewing, boiling, baking without a fried crust.
  • In case of colic, the menu of a nursing mother needs to be adjusted, excluding sour cream, mayonnaise, pickled and fatty foods, grapes, sweet soda.
  • It is better not to try a new product or a dish from it, or introduce them with caution, observing the reaction and well-being of the baby.
  • Increase fluid intake, because milk is 90% water. Enough 10 glasses of clean water of 250 ml every day.
  • To enhance lactation, it is good to drink warm, freshly brewed green tea or any fermented milk drink before feeding.
  • It is worth forgetting about chips, fast food and other "harmful things", including alcohol, even in small quantities. Forget the myths about beer making you milk. nine0142
  • In the body of a nursing mother, the content of vitamins and minerals is 30%, and sometimes 50%, below the norm. It is better to discuss with the doctor the introduction of a vitamin and mineral supplement.
  • Eating for two, as our great-grandmothers said, is not worth it. In general, it is enough to add 20% to your diet.

Sample menu for a nursing mother

When compiling a menu for a nursing mother for the first months, it is necessary to take into account a list of products that will help regulate the functioning of the digestive tract. The fact is that during lactation, many women suffer from constipation, and in order to avoid this, you need to eat foods high in coarse fiber. These are whole grain cereals, bran bread, whole grain toast, apples with skin, and so on. nine0005

A daily menu option for a breastfeeding mother could be:


1st option: omelette with cheese, tea with milk, a slice of grain bread.

2nd option: oatmeal/buckwheat/millet porridge in water with fruit and a spoonful of honey, cocoa, half an apple or other fruit.

3rd option: cottage cheese casserole with jam, black tea with milk, toast.


1st option: vinaigrette, chicken broth with croutons, steamed vegetables, meatballs, apple juice. nine0005

2nd option: vitamin salad, plain cabbage soup, casserole with potatoes and minced meat, dried fruit compote, a couple of slices of bread.

3rd option: mashed cheese soup with oven croutons, boiled potatoes with herring, green tea.


1st option: a couple of syrniki with honey.

2nd variant: fruit salad of apples, pears and peaches with oatmeal dressed with natural yoghurt.

3rd option: bran bread toast with tuna and herbs. nine0005


1st option: lazy dumplings with sour cream sauce, black tea with milk.

2nd option: baked cod in foil with vegetables, buckwheat porridge, compote.

3rd option: steam meatballs baked with broccoli cheese, green tea with lemon.

Nursing mother's nutrition by months

A varied and proper diet of a woman in this period is the key to the health and successful development of the baby. In order not to have to study books on the menu of a nursing mother and the Internet immediately after giving birth, think over the recipes for the first week in advance, preferably by the day. When you leave the hospital, this concern will fall on your shoulders, so it will be good to prepare. nine0005

First week

The adaptation of the child is just beginning, so this is the most important time. The first week should be planned so that there is no milk on the menu of a nursing mother. There is a stereotype that it is it that contributes to an increase in lactation. But it does not help in this. It has been proven that milk provokes gastrointestinal dysfunction in the mother and child, and can also provoke allergies in the baby. But fermented milk products are more acceptable for his digestion. It is not advised to drink juices and fruit drinks, strong tea and coffee, eat nuts in the first week. nine0005

During the first three days, you can drink herbal tea (nettle, chaga), special lactagon drinks with cumin, fennel, and others. Compote from dried fruits is also allowed, preferably from apples, which are simply poured with hot water and left in a thermos. Black and green tea should not be abused so as not to cause overexcitation of the baby's nervous system due to the presence of caffeine. What can you eat to make the menu of a nursing mother balanced:

  • Boiled or steamed vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, turnips). nine0142
  • Kashi (buckwheat, millet) is best made from whole grain flakes, a little bran can be added to stimulate bowel function.
  • Vegetarian soups with a minimum of potatoes.
  • Oven baked apples.
  • Bread.
  • Parsley, dill, spinach, arugula are allowed, they help relieve gas.
  • Kefir, natural yogurt, cottage cheese (only a spoon at first), a piece of cheese is possible from the fourth day after childbirth.

By the way, the menu of a nursing mother after a caesarean section differs from the nutrition of a woman after natural childbirth only in these first days. The abdominal operation forces the intestines to adjust to normal operation. Of course, ideally, you should do without the help of cleansing enemas and laxative suppositories. Usually, after a caesarean section, mothers consume low-fat chicken or veal broth (secondary), boiled fish, cereals on the water (but not rice). By the fourth day, you can switch to the usual diet provided for during lactation. nine0005

First month

In the second week, the number of dishes increases slightly, but without fanaticism. It is still important to ensure that foods with a high allergenic potential do not enter the menu of a nursing mother from the first weeks. You can start cooking a weak beef broth, eat 100 g of beef, the same amount of low-fat steamed fish.

It is important to follow a simple rule: meat, eggs, fish and other products must be well cooked. Recipes when you need to eat raw eggs, sushi, and so on, are not allowed on the menu for a nursing mother either in the first month or in the next 5-6 (minimum). You also need to limit your intake of sugar, salt, spices, onions, and garlic, which can detract from the taste of milk. nine0005

In the fourth week, the intestinal microflora is formed in the child, enzymatic systems are launched. Therefore, when 1 month at the end, the following products can be added in the menu of the nursing mother:

  • Potatoes in “Treaty”
  • Oatmeal
  • Boiled eggs
  • muzzles or clarity
  • Morses or clashes
  • Morses or clashes
  • Second month

    Let's start with what food should be avoided for now and in the menu of the second month of a nursing mother. It causes increased flatulence white cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes; sodas, black bread, legumes and grapes. Other foods are strong allergens. Among them are chocolate, pumpkin, citrus fruits, berries, honey, nuts, crayfish, crabs, caviar, red fish. nine0005

    The menu for breastfeeding mothers becomes even more varied in the second month. The main thing is that a woman receives the substances necessary for life: vitamins, trace elements, fiber, proteins, unsaturated fatty acids. For this, it is important to consume:

    • dairy and sour-milk products
    • lean meat of beef, rabbit, chicken, turkey without skin
    • lean river and sea fish
    • butter and vegetable oil
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    • vegetables and fruits (green and yellow apples, banana, pear, kiwi, plum)

    It often happens that when a baby turns one month old, the menu of a nursing mother becomes too relaxed. But the time for variety, cakes, fast food and a glass of wine has not yet come. An illiterate diet during this period can not help, but harm the baby: provoke constipation, colic, allergic reactions and poisoning.

    Third month

    After 2 months, the menu of a nursing mother is still aimed at developing and strengthening the child's immunity. By the way, at this time, the figure of a woman is actively returning to normal. The fact is that lactation is an energy-consuming process. Every day, at least 700 kcal burns due to it. And if you reduce the consumption of fat, then this will not affect milk in any way. The body maintains its constant fat content, regardless of how much fat came with food. nine0005

    At 3 months, the menu of a nursing mother is supplemented with interesting dishes. Just do not chase after too difficult ones so as not to take up precious time that can be spent on relaxation. The desire to do everything sometimes causes stress in the mother, and it certainly does not contribute to the production of milk.

    We offer a look at the menu for a week for a nursing mother, recipes and photos of which you can easily find on the Web. So it is allowed to eat in the third month of lactation. If one of the products is difficult to buy, feel free to replace it with another permitted one.

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