Health Tips To Follow For New Moms
Taking care of a newborn can be tired some for the new moms. It can make the new mother restless, deprive off from sleep causing an effect to her health. When the new mom arrive home with the newborn baby, she is focused on feeding and making the baby sleep and forget to take care of herself. Beside rest, her body needs vitamins and minerals to recover from childbirth.
Here are some health tips to make your after-birth health stable.
Don’t hesitate to take help from others
As a new mom you should always focus on making a strong bond with the baby and at the same time to breastfeed, resting when you can and recover from labor or a C-Section. During the first 2 weeks you will need help in cleaning laundry, utensils, cooking and usual cleaning of home. But don’t do it on your own, ask for help from your husband, friend, parents or in laws so that you can take good care of yourself and the baby.
Fluids and fibre are best friends
Constipation is a big problem for the new moms after giving birth. To dodge this problem drink at least 8 glasses of fluids. You can choose juices with necessary nutrients and make sure to have juices which are high in fibre content.
Don’t skip your breakfast
Being concerned about the baby and skipping the breakfast will be a big mistake for you. Make sure you have a nutritious meal for breakfast. New mothers need nutrition to make milk for the newborn. Give a boost of nutrition to your body with breakfast which include some fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains and add on liquids to your diet for better metabolism.
Eat more frequently
If you skip your meal, you may end up eating more than your body actually needs. Skipping meals can increase hunger, cravings, and it can slow down your metabolism. It may also low down your energy levels. To prevent yourself from all these problems, have at least 5 small meals in a day to keep your diet and metabolism balanced.
Get the maximum of protein, iron and calcium
The Baby get all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the mother’s milk. So, its vital for nursing moms to have more vitamins and minerals in their diet. Emphasize on eating protein rich foods like fish, lean meat, eggs, milk, beans, seeds and nuts
Exercise is a must
Exercise is beneficial for all the age groups including the new moms. It will help you to get back in shape. It’s not necessary to do light exercises daily but do soft exercises 4 times a week.
Note: In case you have any problem in following the above points, do consult your doctor and take instructions.