Another crucial element of your diet should be iron. It can be found in fortified cereals, lean meat as well as prune juice. Along with iron, vitamin C is important too. Vitamin C is especially helpful in wound healing for women who underwent a C-section procedure.
Everyone loves snacks, but most snack packs available in the market are loaded with artificial sweeteners. So, think carefully before you choose something to munch on. Instead of chips or cola and soda, opt for whole-grain crackers with something like hummus, a bowl of nuts, a cup of whole-grain cereal with skimmed/low-fat milk, a hardboiled egg with salad, a fruit coupled with some low-fat cheese, peanut butter, or plain Greek yoghurt (add some berries to add sweetness).
Ask your friends for support and assistance
When friends come home to congratulate you when your child is born, they usually come with an assortment of homemade chocolates, cupcakes, muffins, sugar cookies in the shape of pram or rattles, and several other high-calorie food items. These usual sweet boxes or candy jars can be replaced with some plain yoghurt, or maybe a can of nuts and fruits; basically, foods you may need to keep the energy levels up.
Drink a lot of Water
A breast-feeding woman requires more fluids. It is important that you keep yourself well-hydrated. A good way to check hydration levels is by looking at the color of urine. A darker color urine indicates that you should drink more water.
Regular Exercise and Meditation
Make exercise a regular part of your routine after consultation with your doctor. It is very important that you consult your doctor before you begin with any exercise regimen post-pregnancy, and making meditation a daily part of your routine will help you to feel more relaxed during this new phase of your life.
For the best post-natal care and service, check out PORTEA’s Kanga and Roo (New Born Baby & Mother Care) service. You may also download PORTEA’s Portea’s Mobile app to book a service.