Foods to eat after you deliver


The food you eat during the first 40 days after delivery is critical since it determines the health of the mother and the baby. A mother needs to eat the right food to help her get the energy and the strength she needs as a mom to help the baby grow healthy because what she passes to the child during breastfeeding is determined by what she eats. This post focuses on the foods a mother should eat after delivery.


Oats are an excellent source of iron, fiber, calcium, protein, and carbohydrates. They are loaded with fiber and have been relied on by mothers to keep constipation at bay. Oats should be cooked in a pan with milk. Add fruits like bananas, mango, apple, which increase their nutritional value.


This contains vitamins C and B6. It are also loaded with magnesium, potassium, and manganese. Turmeric helps to heal both external and internal wounds. It also helps to reduce inflammation and can cure post pregnancy stomach disorders. Adding about a half teaspoon of Turmeric to a glass of warm milk is a great way to get started!

Dry Ginger powder

It contains fiber, vitamin E, and B6. Also, dry ginger contains magnesium, manganese, selenium, potassium and helps with anti-inflammation.

Finger millet and Almonds

They are excellent sources of iron and calcium which helps to give the mother strength and is ideal for women who are allergic to dairy products.  Almonds contain vitamin B12, and E and are rich in carbohydrates. These nutrients make it an ideal food for women recovering from childbirth.

Green vegetables

They are a great source of iron that is essential when recuperating after delivery. Spinach, fenugreek leaves, Lotus stem, apple gourd and pointed guard are the most recommended.

Pulses and lentils

They are rich in fiber, minerals, protein, and vitamins. They are part of the good balance diet and remove the excess fats from the body.


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