Monday, April 18, 2016

When we're pregnant we're all aware that what goes into us will most likely go into our unborn baby. For the most part this makes us more healthy and aware (not counting the outrageous ice cream eating) than we are when we are not pregnant. After you have had the baby you need to now be eating to support you!

The article below from gives you insight into what to eat in those first weeks of motherhood.



Find out what your diet needs those first few weeks postpartum.

Pregnancy and birth certainly take a major toll on your body. In the first few weeks after delivery, think recovery nutrition – lean proteins, whole grains, fresh produce and of course hydration. If you are breastfeeding, your body is working hard to create and maintain that milk supply, which is why you need about 500 extra calories every day – that is more than what you needed during pregnancy!

Here’s a few things you should look out for in your postpartum diet, and what you need to add to your grocery list.

Calcium: During pregnancy the body draws calcium from mom’s bones to support the growth of the baby, and during breastfeeding the body continues to pull calcium from mom into the breast milk. Getting enough calcium is essential to preventing long-term bone loss and osteoporosis down the road.

How to Eat it: Think dairy, sesame, fish with small bones (sardines), legumes, tofu and fortified non-dairy milks.  

For the complete article go to Well&Rounded NY