Healthy postnatal foods will help to heal the uterus, increase overall energy and support emotional healing. Any work your digestive tract has to do to break down cold or raw foods takes away from the process of making optimal milk. If your milk is less than optimal, a baby can easily become gassy or colicky. In order for new mommies to get sleep, you want to avoid colic at all costs. Eating and drinking the correct foods can help.
Consuming hot soups and stews is ideal because they are nutrient dense and easy to digest. Consume plenty of liquids, especially water (preferably 2-3 quarts per day). Make sure to include omegas and protein into your daily diet.
Here are some foods I’m eating lately!
- Cooked root vegetables (sweet potatoes, yams, potatoes, beets) tossed in
- oil and spices.
- Kitchari and dahl (note some babies like my own have trouble with beans, so I eliminate them from my stew)
- Bone Broth or veggie broth
- Salmon or trout
- Variety of nuts and sees
- Nutritional yeast
- Plenty of dark leafy greens