The diet of women who have just given childbirth should
be chosen carefully to recover strength and energy after
is necessary for women after birth.
Eating after bearing not only helps women recover quickly their health but also
provides essential nutrients into breast milk that is
beneficial to baby’s development.
Here are gold foods for women after
Lean meat (beef)
This food contains much iron which strengthens
energy for body. Lack of iron decreases the energy of women and makes them
difficult to meet the needs of newborn baby. If women still need to be taken
care of, supplement more protein and vitamin B12 in their portions. Lean beef
is plentiful source of two nutrients.
Legumes, especially the
black one, is wonderful food group for breastfeeding women. Not only high in iron, they also a quality
and inexpensive source of vegetal protein.
If you try to lose weight after birth, you
must reduce much carbohydrate consumption. But losing weight too quickly also
decreases the production of milk for babies and creates fatigue in mothers.
Therefore, you are better to combine kinds of dry provisions such as raw rice
into your daily portion in order to retain plentiful energy for body. Raw rice
also supplies essential calories for creating the best quality breast milk.
This is one of nutritious food that
enhances energy for the body of women who have just given childbirth. Those who
are still in the condition of needing care after birth demand much more vitamin
C included in orange or other citrus than pregnant women.
An abundant content of vitamin A in these
vegetable is thing that baby needs from breast milk. This is also source of
calcium, vitamin, and iron. More importance, this food group contains lots of
antioxidant good for cardiovascular system and breast milk. The best vegetables
for pregnant women are spinach, lotus shoot, seaweed, and bean sprouts.
Water is the largest source which is lost, especially in women who are breastfeeding or have just given childbirth. Ensuring
that the body of mother is provided enough water will keep plentiful energy and
produce much breast milk for the baby.
White egg is one of the
natural sources of vitamin D. It is essential nutrient for
strengthening mother’s bone and developing baby’s bone. Moreover, eggs also
provide levels of protein that the body needs every day.
Milk, yogurt, cheese, or milk products provide
protein, vitamin B, vitamin D and are abundant sources
of calcium. These are not only helpful for the development of babies’ bones
when they are breastfed, but also provide enough necessary calcium for mothers.
Women after childbirth need to supply at least 2 glass of milk in daily diet.
Salmon or other high-fat
fish is one of rich nutritious foods which are very good for women after
childbirth. Fish contains much DHA – fatty has significant role in developing
nervous system of baby. Breast milk contains DHA, but this rate is much higher
in those who have nutritious portions. DHA in salmon can also prevent from depression
after birth of women.
However, according to advice of US Food and
Drug Administration (FDA), breastfeeding women should eat under 4gram of salmon
a week to reduce absorption mercury. Compared to shark, swordfish, or mackerel,
salmon has the lowest level of mercury.