It is what we eat that is ultimately absorbed in to our blood stream and our body that actually shows up the effects internally and externally!
Thus, it is an obvious strategy that every pupil follows today, that is of consulting the dietician before we go ahead with any of our own experiments. However, there are various foods that can help you recover energy and give you the strength to not only look after your baby but also yourself, without a dietician’s prescription.
How important is it to pay attention to those green vegetables and colorful fruits? Well, we all know new mothers are deficient on energy and strength after a delivery; and what actually heals these new mothers is the garden greens like spinach, lettuce, fenugreek and coriander. While you are focusing on greens, do not forget the red apples, yellow bananas and the oranges! Iron and Vitamin C are benefited from these fruits while they also give you the energy to sustain. And consuming fruits is really important as the minerals and nutrition from these is very rich and thus benefits your baby when your breastfeed you little new born.
Your granny and in-laws may have advised you to snack on the energy and nutrition packed dry fruits as well as indulge in oats porridge for breakfast?
Well, they are so right because out of their experience they are talking to facts! It is very important to indulge in a very nutritious breakfast which supports a healthy balanced diet blending proteins in the form of dals or eggs and carbohydrates in the form of oats or puffed rice. All of this teamed with fresh vegetable juice or orange juice can do wonders for the mummy-baby duo.
Pet a cow! Yes, the amount of milk and milk products that you consume should be in good quantity and don’t forget to indulge in the dry fruit sweets that your granny prepared for you! Whole grain bagels with peanut butter as well as soya beans; crackers with cheese and fruits with yoghurt can make up our tiny binge snacks during the day thereby promoting tiny meals going down you all day!
Avoid caffeine and alcohol for the time that you are breastfeeding your baby. Drink at least 1.5 to 2 litres of water every day to hydrate yourself enough to give a healthy breast feed – the only meal of your baby for a couple of months! Be considerate!
Turmeric and dry ginger powder have excellent medicinal values and are packed with manganese, magnesium, potassium and keep you going through your day in a nutritional manner! Carom seeds have a high concentration of thymol, which helps clear the problems of indigestion and gas and cleans up the uterus too.
Flax seeds, cod liver oil tablets, nuts and salmon account for the very healthy Omega 3 fatty acids in our body! Thus, pop in those roasted yummy flax seeds or nuts in your mouth whenever you wish to binge on something light yet healthy, giving your baby healthy oils to grow with!
Thus, the new mothers who are lactating the required nutrition need to cover up for the lost health for a healthy themselves and for the healthy new born as well.