Welcome to page 3 of the Superfoods List For New Moms. On the previous page you learned about the first 5 healthy food choices on the superfoods list.
Keep reading below to see 5 more healthy superfoods that are recommended for new mothers to help maintain their health and the health of their new baby if their are being breastfed.
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6- Spinach – All leafy green vegetables are good for nursing mothers, but spinach is one that deserves special mention. It is high in vitamin A, which is good for you and your baby. Also, the folic acid in spinach helps produce new blood cells, especially important for women who experienced lots of blood loss during delivery. It helps boost milk production as well. Spinach also has manganese that aids development of bone, cartilage and collagen, which is highly essential for mothers recovering from C-sections.
7- Milk – Lactating mothers should include milk in their diet to stimulate breast milk production. Milk also contains vitamins D and B as well as protein, all essential nutrients for the overall development of newborn babies. Plus, the calcium in milk helps replenish the calcium lost through breastfeeding. Due to its high water content, milk also keeps your body hydrated. (If you have access to raw cow or goat’s milk, or even raw milk Kefir, this is one of the healthiest form of milk you can consume.)
8- Almonds – Almonds provide a wide range of nutrients like vitamin E and essential fats that are important for the health of your body as well as your baby’s. The essential fatty acids including omega-3 fatty acids in almonds also help increase milk supply.
9- Fenugreek – Fenugreek contains phytoestrogens that help increase breast milk production. It is also rich in iron, fiber, calcium and various vitamins and minerals. Plus, it contains choline and saponins that are required to ensure good development of newborn babies.
10- Fennel – Fennel is another excellent superfood for new mothers as it helps increase lactation and also aids digestion. It can also help prevent colic.
Along with these superfoods, new mothers need to drink plenty of water. This is very essential as breastfeeding mothers are at higher risk for energy-draining dehydration.
To keep your energy level and milk production up, make sure you stay well hydrated by drinking water, fruit juices, vegetable juices and coconut water. Stay away from caffeinated and alcoholic beverages that can be dehydrating.
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