Superfoods after childbirth

While there is no one size fits all postpartum nutrition plan for everyone, the following are some of the best foods for your postpartum diet. This will help promote postpartum healing, support breastfeeding, and replenish your nutrient and energy stores for the busy days and nights ahead.

Nutrients That Support Postpartum Recovery

1. Vegetables: including leafy greens, bell peppers, broccoli, avocados, carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage and carrots. These are very high in B vitamins. B vitamins like folate, biotin, B6 and B12 are involved in many of the body’s essential processes. Taking in these vitamins can help boost your energy and improve your mood. Plus, the B vitamin biotin plays a role in hair growth.

2.    Fruits: like citrus, mangos, melon, apples and bananas. Fruits are a rich source of many nutrients. They may also help relieve constipation, which some people experience after giving birth. Aim for about 2 cups of fruit per day, which should include a wide variety of different fruits.

3.    Grains: offer vital nutrients, especially whole grains, such as brown rice and whole-wheat bread. Fortified cereals provide added nutrients and are also a good option.

     Other nutrients include;

4.     Protein: Protein is essential for the production of breast milk. It passes from the woman to the baby to nourish and support growth. For this reason, breastfeeding women require an additional 25 grams of protein per day. To ensure a steady supply of milk, it is essential to eat plenty of protein-rich foods every day. Seafood such as salmon and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can support healthy brain development in the baby is also recommended.

5.     Dairy: Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can leach calcium from the bones. This puts people at risk of osteoporosis if they do not get enough calcium and vitamin D. Dairy products, such as cheese and milk, are excellent sources of calcium, and many have added vitamin D.

6.     Nutritional Supplements: In most cases, a well-balanced diet should provide all the nutrients that a person who is breastfeeding needs. However, nutritional demands increase when breastfeeding, so some people may need vitamin and mineral supplements. Nature’s Field Pregmum Breastfeeding is an advanced formula filled with Vitamins, Minerals, and antioxidants plus 300mg DHA that supports plentiful supply of breast milk and increases the quality of breast milk for nursing mothers and babies’ development after childbirth.

While caring for a new baby is a challenge no matter what. It is our firm belief that postpartum recovery can be easily conquered as long as you eat a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet throughout postpartum recovery and breastfeeding and take Nature’s Field Pregmum Breastfeeding for your multivitamin needs.  You’ll be putting yourself on the fast track to recovery so you can be the happy, energized, and healthy mom you want to be!

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