Eating right is important for everyone, especially for the new moms to recover from pregnancy, labor, delivery, and to get the extra energy they need to take care of their little one. The nutrient needs are greater while breastfeeding, both to fulfill the baby’s needs and mom’s own.
How much should I eat?
After the childbirth, most new moms need between 1,800 and 2,200 calories each day. If you are breastfeeding, you may need up to 500 more. The amount of calories require will depend on multiple factors including the baby’s age, size and appetite, as well as mom’s own body mass index (BMI), how active they are, and factors such as whether the baby is exclusively breastfed or not, or if they are feeding twins or multiples. Talk to Planko to get a personalized diet plan for yourself.
Getting started with eating right
It is very important to eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutritious food to ensure that you get all the nutrients you and your baby need. Eat frequently throughout the day to fuel your body with little burst of energy.
Here’s what you should try including in your daily plate: