Live Chat- 8th March


You need to take charge of your health momma, that's when you will take care of your family! Got question on how to do it? Come and ask our Expert Dhvani Shah, A Naturopathic Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, Product developer, Chef, Columnist and a Blogger.

Date: March 8th 2017

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00 pm

Topic: Nutrition for Moms After Delivery

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Little little pain remain in my back so can u please guide me what should I take in my food

My baby is 8.5 months old.. Now a days I feel tired because of no proper sleep and am managing alone at home.. But whenever I sit to feed him or very little strain makes my both shoulder neck area muscles so so tight and if I bend down to relax its Paining so badly.. It was there before marriage while driving and later I dint have such difficulty.. I feel like I have got some hurt in both my shoulder neck area..; I dint sleep last Night because of this pain.. I spray volini spray after baby sleeps and take warm bath.. Ill feel Somewat fine for that moment.. Now; Lower back pain.. Ill b waiting to lydown.. What will be the reason.

Mere back pain hota h kai baar .

Dhvani Shah thanks for this session!!

@Manisha Patel & heena g
the back is strained during delivery. It may not be a deficiency. Do a proper stretching/ exercising routine. Add these foods to your diet for stronger core; - 1 tsp til (soaked overnight) on waking up - 1 cup dahi twice a day - banana & walnut milkshake

@Shruthi prem- please consult your orthopedic doctor for the same

My baby is 22 days old. Can I have curd ? #askdhvani

#askdhvani what are the essential nutrients to be taken as supplement for mom after many times a week we can have dal as protein....some quick summer tips for what to be included in lunch excluding salad n butter milk...what should be eaten in dinner if v r on diet

@aru - you can eat most foods at this point.
Avoid garlic for 30days, keep off sugar and eat more freshly cooked food

@Mahi gajwani- too many questions 😜
Please remember- there is not one tip or 1 rule for everyone. Each body is different & reacts differently to foods and meal times.
Since this chat is for post pregnancy nutrition- I will stick to those questions.. each mom needs a balance of nutrients like calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin b complex to name a few. Instead of going in for supplements, a balanced diet, freshly cooked food, fresh fruits, nuts, fish provide all the nourishment that a mom needs

Hi madam it's been a month had normal delivery; my tummy is still there feel like I'm still pregnant can u suggest me diet n exercise

ritu singhal Rebecca Prakash Sonam patel Richa Kaushik Sowmya Prithvi (sonu) Riya Smitha Garima Singla Vasudha Anusha Priya Sumira Bhatia khushboo pitti Swati Varma Shridevi Shilwant Sneha Khandait Deshmukh Anuja Bhatia Rachana Bhandari Durga Salvi Dipti Khopkar Aishwarya Shukla Aru purba sengupta ghosh

Hi doc.. I also do have back pain everyday ..In previous comment u suggested; to take dahi nd banana but I have cough plz can u suggest me another supplements
Nd my 2nd problem is after delivery my joints are started paining
Plz help me out

Hi.. my baby is 45 days old.. I don’t make her wear diapers during day time.. till now she used to slp well in d afternoon n used to play in d evening.. but since two days she does not sleep since 2 pm till nite 10 pm.. as she wakes up after every pee. I feel lik now makin her wear diaper In d afternoon as well so dat she can slp.. pls advise is der any ideal time to change the diaper..

Khushi Rizwani - if you have bloating or gas, reduce the intake on wheat and eat more of raw fruits & veggies. Start with light e exercises

@Sucheta- fresh dahi can be taken without causing cough. If u r still afraid, u can season dahi with a tadka of ghee & jeera.
These foods help with joint pains too. You can start drinking a cup of milk with some ginger powder (saunth) at bedtime

@Radhika - please speak to your paediatrician about this

please suggest what should I eat as i still get back pain and leg pain sometimes. #askdhvani

My baby is of 3 month n my milk supply has got reduce can u help me with some diet to increase milk supply

@Dipti - please refer to the comment above for the same query.

@Manisha Patel - have 1 cup milk with a little ashwagandha, shatavri, saunth and elichi at bedtime. Add more@of sprouts, paneer and fish in your diet. Eat a mix of roasted seeds with some fruit for a mid meal snack. Stop wheat and switch over to millets like jowar, bajra or ragi

#askdhvani hi mam.good diet for hypothyroid patient.n good yoga.

My baby is 3months old so please suggest diet which will help in reducing weight and still give balanced milk supply. Pooja

I have delivered my child through c section one mnth back, what diet shd i take to reduce weight n healthy breastfeeding?

#askdhvani I'm exclusively breast feeding my daughter and my gynaecologist told me that if I do that I will lose my weight but I don't think I'm loosing my weight.. Instead I'm gaining. I'm planning to breastfeed till 6 Months.. Can't I loose weight before that?

@Durga - hypothyroid if induced during pregnancy happens due to sudden hormonal shift that can be controlled after pregnancy and gradually cured. It is important to completely cut off sugar and sweets from your diet. Going vegan helps too (I.e no animal foods).
Eat lots of sprouts, millets, nuts, fresh fruit, soymilk and green leafy vegetables

What; all nutrients that a bf mom should include in her diet.

@Pooja Pandey & @soniya - refer to the above posted answer for breast milk inducing foods.
@rebecca Prakash- Breastfeeding in itself is a process that burns fat gradually. However, eating right is of utmost importance to make that happen. Eat small frequent meals. Eat nuts and fruit first thing on waking up as opposed to tea or coffee. Reduce the intake of artificial sugars or packet foods including biscuits and ketchup. Eat wheat once once a day, replace the other meals with millets or even rice. Make sure you get enough rest, drink water and begin with light exercises to help burn fat.

@Srinathya - please refer to the above post for answers

Dhvani shah my question is for mine pregnancy ,, I want to know which seeds I have to eat during my third trimester and in what quantity ???as it's a summer season on here. kindly suggest.

Thanks Dhvani shah mam.

Hii Dhvani shah .. thanks for the wonderful session..
Its been 10 months after my delivery..( c section) still there is no change in my weight.. i do breastfeed .. please suggest some daily routine in my diet for weight loss.. and for skin firm..

My baby is two months old.. And dctr recommended me iron and calcium tablets but I can't take.. Can you suggest me food that hv proper nutrition..

Hello dr.. my daughter is 1 n half month she dont feed from me.. what should i do so dat i cn.. stop her bottle feeding

Dhvani shah; my delivery was. C section before 3 months.. when I can start exercises like Surya namaskar...

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