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5 Nutritious and Practical Foods Every Mom Should Eat After Giving Birth

by Maureen Blas / Apr 28, 2021 05:49 AM EDT
5 Nutritious and Practical Foods Every Mom Should Eat After Giving Birth

Nutrition after giving birth is frequently disregarded by old or new moms because their main focus is to feed their newborns. However, it's still important for mothers to also prioritize their nourishment. Eating these five and practical foods can help rejuvenate your body from lost energy and other important nutrients.

Continuously feeding yourself healthy foods after giving birth is crucial for mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Sufficient nourishment also provides strength for the baby's demand, such as waking up in the middle of the night to feed the baby or change the nappy. Additionally, incorporating these five nutritious and practical foods into your diet provides the nutrition vital to replenish lost nutrients because you pass them to your baby during breastfeeding.

Eating a variety of foods rich in different nutrients can be a mom's lifesaver. Below are 5 nutritious and practical foods every mom should eat after giving birth.



Pistachios provide 6 grams of complete protein to help energize your body with the necessary amino acids. Moreover, these favorite snack nuts are rich in fiber and unsaturated fat that won't get you hungry easily.



Another great source of protein, tofu, contains the needed nutrients choline and lysine. Choline is crucial for having healthy cells and in the development stages of an infant's brain. This nutrient is transferred to the newborn through the mother's breastmilk. Lysine, on the other hand, is an important amino acid and the building block of protein. 



Oats is jampacked with soluble fiber (especially beta-glucan), zinc, iron, minerals, antioxidants, and B vitamins. It is also a great alternative for grains for moms who love eating gluten-free meals. 



Avocados are rich in calories that can help you feel fuller longer. This fruit that comes in green or violet color is full of healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, and fat-soluble antioxidants, which according to researchers, can improve the quality of breastmilk. 



Sweet potatoes contain carbohydrates that provide the energy you need for breastfeeding. These tubers, which come in a variety of colors, are a great source of beta-carotene and vitamin C.

Sufficient nourishment likewise provides the essential energy and nourishment that breastfeeding moms pass on to their babies. 

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