Postpartum Diet – What is the Best Diet Plan for Young Moms?

Pregnancy and parturition can really drain your body for nutrients. That is why developing a proper postpartum diet is essential. Such diet would help your body to recover faster. It would also help you to lose weight after childbirth and regain your proper fit shape. Keep in mind that diet plans for young mothers, who breastfeed should differ from the plans for moms, who do not.

Before we start, you might want to find out about “Postpartum period – how to organize your life after childbirth” and “Postpartum weight loss methods that really work

Postpartum diet plan for breastfeeding moms

– Drink up

If you breastfeed, you constantly lose large amounts of liquid from your body. This means, you really have to drink up to restore the water in you and to avoid dehydration.  You can easily do it, if you introduce a simple rule into your diet. Drink a glassful of tea, water, milk or juice after each and every breastfeeding and milk pumping. This would help you to restore your liquid balance and avoid dehydration.

– Counting calories

You know, it’s not the best idea to start counting calories or getting on a low calorie diet right after the childbirth. Your body needs to refill and restore all the nutrients it has lost during the pregnancy. If you breastfeed, you keep on losing some of the essential minerals and vitamins from your body.

So, do not attempt to cut down your calorie to lose weight fast. It can be damaging to your health and to your baby. A simple way to avoid gaining more weight is to exclude some of the foods from your postpartum diet.

– Good foods

Good foods are the healthy foods. To make your diet balanced, you need to include five food categories in it: grains, meats, fruits and veggies, dairy products and fish. You can always make a healthier choice of these five food categories. For instance, you can always choose whole grains over the processed ones. Whole grains are rich with vitamins and good carbs, while processed grains contain only empty calories and nothing else.

During the first months after delivery you should eat low fat meats or fish and lots of veggies. If you wish to avoid your baby developing allergies, pick green or yellow colored vegetables, instead orange or red ones.

– Bad foods

Some of the foods are bad not only for your health, but for your baby’s as well. They not only make you gain extra pounds, but may cause some health problems for your child. If you breastfeed, you should try to exclude all the soda drinks, all fast food or highly processed foods from your diet. Also, try to avoid eating exotic fruits or veggies. They may evoke allergies in your baby. Try to eat locally grown foods, which are natural to your region and your body.

Hopefully, these simple tips on postpartum diet would help you to restore your body, regain your shape and keep your baby healthy.

For more information about diet recommenadtions for new mothers, please follow:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/429938-diet-for-new-mother/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/445061-postpartum-diet-plan/

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