What to Eat Postpartum For a Faster Recovery



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A woman’s body goes through an immense transformation during and after childbirth.

When the baby arrives, your body has already been through some of the most intense changes it’s ever experienced.

It’s important to focus on what to eat after this stage to ensure a faster recovery as you’ll need to feel up and strong to take on the amazing challenge of caring for a baby.

Here we will cover what postpartum food to eat for a faster recovery.

Top 3 postpartum recovery essentials to add to your diet

That Extra Weight

Don’t worry about losing the extra weight too fast. Do worry about losing it at a regular and healthy pace.

It will gradually go-to place if you focus on maintaining a healthy diet with our suggestions.

Remember any change in your diet will have a bad impact on your baby’s through breastfeeding.

Eat at regular intervals (every 3 hours), hydrate plenty and focus your appetite on fruits, vegetables, and cereals.

Avoid high-sugar foods as these will not get you any benefits. Consider that some food will have a negative impact on the baby and may cause colic.

Consider:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Cereals
  • Tons of water

Avoid:

  • Sugar-rich food
  • Food that may have a negative impact on baby (breastfeeding moms)

Caesarean Section Specifics

Postpartum food on a c-section should follow the same advice as the previous point, however, it’s important to focus on food that contains higher levels of calcium and iron such as seeds, nuts, eggs, and some leafy greens.

Collagen is also a much-needed help to ensure that cut heals nice and fast and can be found in leafy greens as well as meat.

Consider:

  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Leafy Greens
  • Collagen-rich Food (Meat, Leafy Greens)

Hair Loss

Hair loss is a normal consequence of childbirth after the first 3 months.

It’s ideal to focus on food that is high in iron, protein, vitamin A, zinc such as:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Wholegrain

These will ensure that the impact of this phase is at least softened whilst still providing your diet with a great balance, perfect for you and your baby.

So we’ve covered the physical recovery, but it’s important that during this difficult stage you have the most energy possible to attend to your baby and yourself.

Focus on nuts and seeds that are rich in energy, fiber, and iron but will provide a slow and steady release of energy.

Avoid caffeine if you’re breastfeeding and consider that any sugar-rich food will have no lasting impact on your energy levels.

Always keep hydrating, as this is the pillar stone that allows for your body to function at its best.

Consider:

  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Hydrate
  • Exercise when cleared by the Doctor

Avoid:

  • Sugar-rich food as it won’t help you gain lasting energy

It is advised to consider the best and healthiest options to ensure a fast postpartum recovery.

A diet containing nuts, seeds, leafy greens, meat and plenty of water provide a balanced offer of healthy is ideal for not only breastfeeding but a chance for you to regain your figure, your energy and be ready to feel like your old self again in no time!

If you want more help with postpartum recovery, check out this cute little handbook.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Jennifer LoVerde

Hey there! Jennifer here, and I run this website. I am a mommy to one amazing little boy + Childcare and development professional (10+ yrs). I created this website to provide useful information about pregnancy and newborn care, & inspire you to live your best mom life!

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