Motherhood can be a challenging experience not just there is a responsibility, but also a completely altered body. Some women fret more about their physical dimensions than anything else. But ladies, this is not the right time to do so.

A woman’s body goes through a lot while bringing a life on to the earth. The muscle and blood loss, including the displacement of organs must be administered first. They should give their body the rest it deserves after a child birth.

The primary buildup should start with eating right. Here is a list of foods you should eat to boost your health.


This is a superfood and a must have for the nursing mothers. Nursing makes a woman feel hungrier than normal as the demand for more calories increases. Since a new mother hardly has any time for cooking, the fat dense avocados make her feeling full. Besides fats, it has Vitamin C, E, K, folate and magnesium.


Apart from helping new mothers gain vitality, this superfood helps in the development of the baby’s nervous system. Breast milk consists of DHA, but the new mothers who consume salmon on a regular basis have more DHA in their breast milk.

DHA is also known for controlling depression, which can happen sometimes post delivery. FDA has recommended just 12 ounces per week.

Low fat dairy products

By far the most important of all is low fat dairy products. It provides the most necessary Vitamin D which helps in strengthening the bones. Vitamin B is also there. In breastfeeding mothers, the calcium content increases naturally and this is good for the child. These help in bone growth.

Milk, yoghurt, cheese are all good options of low fat dairy products. A minimum of 3 cups/day is recommended.
Legumes and Beans

There is nothing better than legumes and beans for consuming vitamins, minerals, proteins, and phytoestrogens. Since ancient Egypt, chickpeas have been used for as a galactagogue. Apart from this, there are a set of legumes and beans. Nobody can beat soybeans when it comes to the amount of phytoestrogens in a single food item.

It is full of nutrition. Seeds initiate life. Full of nutrition, they contain vitamins, some essential minerals such as zinc, calcium, iron and some healthy fats too. Though they may not be lactogenic in nature (at least not proven so far), but they are truly helpful in feeling satiated and provide the energy one needs as a new mother.
Different seeds have different properties. Hence, choosing different types is considered useful. Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and more.

Brown Rice

As someone who is feeling an urge to lose weight quickly, carbs take the last position when it comes to losing weight. Trying to lose weight soon after the delivery is a bad idea. This will lead to low production of milk, also make you feel drowsy. Whole grain brown rice is a nice alternative to the traditional white rice. It delivers just the right amount of carbs required to produce milk.

New mothers should also add foods like mushrooms, chia seeds, hemp seeds, fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables and nuts to their diet.

Eat right and stay healthy. Baby fat can be taken care of later.

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