8 The Must-Have Foods for a New Mom
Now that your baby has arrived, I am sure you’re thinking about the different methods to shed those pregnancy pounds. Dieting definitely tops this list.
This may disappoint you, but take our advice it is surely not the right time to start.
A new mother needs to give more importance to her diet and eating habits once the baby is born. A new born baby depends completely on its mother for food and nutrition. Not only this, the woman requires an additional boost of energy and stamina to help fulfill the added baby chores.
Thus, if you want to keep yourself and your baby healthy and make parenting your new born a memorable journey, you should eat right. Calorie rich and nutrient rich foods are the need of the hour. Here are some of the foods you should include in your regular diet.
1. Salmon and Tuna
Among the sea foods, it is recommended that new moms should eat at least two servings of fish in a week. Tuna and salmon are fatty fish. They contain large proportions of DHA. DHA is an omega 3 fatty acid and is included in the category of good fats. DHA is present in breast milk too. However, it is not high enough. DHA is required for the development of the baby’s nervous system. Eat fresh fish and not canned fish.
2. Whole-grains (whole wheat breads and brown rice)
Whole grains and whole grain breads are a power house of energy because of the high carbohydrate content. You may want to cut down on carbohydrates to lose the weight gained during pregnancy. But inadequate carbohydrates post delivery will leave you tired and sluggish. Whole grain breads contain folic acid, a nutrient needed for the healthy growth and development of your newborn. In addition to this, the carbohydrate content boosts the production and quality of breast milk too. The fiber present in whole grains such as wheat and brown rice eases bowel movements and helps women who suffer piles after delivery.