Ideal postpartum diet

Are you wondering what you should and shouldn't eat now that you're a new mother? You're not alone. Don't worry. We're here to help.

There are a few foods you'll want to avoid, however:

  • You can stay away from dairy products. These can cause inflammation and lead to problems such as congestion and sinus issues. 

  • Avoid caffeine: Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, and chocolate. Caffeine can interfere with your sleep and cause problems such as anxiety and irritability.

  • Limit your intake of sugar. Too much sugar can lead to problems such as weight gain and type II diabetes.

The Do's and Don'ts of Healthy Eating After Delivery



Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. They're packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber, all essential for restoring your health.

DON'T skip meals. You need all the energy you can get to care for your baby. Eat small, frequent meals to keep your blood sugar levels stable and avoid feeling tired or bloated.

Drink lots of fluids, especially water. Dehydration can make you feel tired and sluggish, so drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.

Please DON'T overdo it with caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine can interfere with sleep, while alcohol can slow healing. Moderation is key!

Meal Planning for Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding mothers require an additional 300-500 calories daily, depending on how often they nurse. This can easily be achieved by adding nutrient-dense snacks throughout the day. 

  1. Go for protein-packed foods like skinless poultry, beans, nuts, and eggs.

  2. As mentioned before, go for fibrous fruits and vegetables like berries, apples, broccoli, green peas, etc., to aid digestion and prevent constipation 

  3. Vitamins and minerals that can help keep energy levels up during this important time, like iron, magnesium, and vitamin B12 can be found in meat, fish, milk, beans, raisins, etc. 

  4. Also, drink plenty of water and other fluids, such as herbal teas or coconut water, throughout the day to stay hydrated. 

Continue to have a balanced diet full of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, etc. It not only heals you but also makes you feel better. 


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