I'm a stickler for eating well... and more so when I was expecting Baby V, and especially after delivery. Most of my friends would have hardly ever seen me binge on fast food or packaged snacks even otherwise, but during my pregnancy even my office colleagues would find my lunch bag surprising. No wonder I used to spend 30 minutes packing my lunch bag to work everyday. I would never suggest eating Maggi or drinking soft-drinks at home, unless its someone else's suggestion. But even that was avoided during pregnancy and postpartum. I love dairy products and enjoy home-made food more than eating out.
With so much going on after the arrival of the baby, a mom almost forgets all about herself. Being a new mom means you're going to experience serious fatigue until you adjust to your new routine, so you need a diet that can help carry you, not one that will leave you constantly hungry and feeling deprived. Don't go about worrying about the weight loss just yet, even though you may still look 6 months preggers even after delivery. Breastfeeding will eventually help shrink the uterus and reduce those inches. Give yourself 3-6 months to get back to your routine. Don't let others dictate what you should and shouldn't do.
Some of the foods that must not be forgotten are (irrespective of a vaginal or a c-sec delivery).
Note: C-sec moms should be careful on the amount of fat consumption.
1. Increase breast milk supply
In principle avoid drinking cold water for first 1 month after delivery.
2. Recover from stitches the traditional way
Whether its a C-sec or a vaginal delivery, either way both get stitches, hence recovery from that is critical. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder in 1 glass of milk and bring to a boil. Note that the haldi must be boiled to help bring out the best benefits of it. One glass a day is good for the first 2 months.
3. The main diet
My breakfast used to consist of cereals in a big bowl of milk, 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 toasts. After an hour or two, I would eat some fruits and then again some milk.
4. Super foods
Few other super foods to that a new mom can take:
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