Top 15 Foods New Mothers Need Plenty Of (#5 is So Easy to Make!)

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7. Salmon

Wild caught salmon is highly recommended for new mothers due to its incredible nutritional value. This fatty fish contains a type of fat called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which helps your baby develop a properly working central nervous system. It is also high in vitamin B12 and protein, and the omega- 3s have been shown in some studies to help prevent postpartum depression. Always look for wild caught salmon and try to eat two servings each week. If you are lucky, hubby will even cook it for you. Tell him to break out the grill.

 

8. Oranges

Like pears, oranges are a great way to get a natural boost of energy without much work. Oranges are portable and loaded with vitamin C. If you can’t find time to peel an orange, sip on some unsweetened juice as you go about your day (or night!). You will find that you have more energy, and you can take comfort in knowing that your baby is getting his “C” as well.

 

9. Brown Rice

Whole grain carbs, such as brown rice, are something that all breastfeeding moms should include plenty of in their diets. Brown rice will help to keep your blood sugar levels stable so that you don’t crash. With stable blood sugar, you will have more consistent energy throughout the day. Brown rice has more essential nutrients and fiber than plain white rice, which will help to increase your supply of breast milk. Before you cook it, soak your rice in plain water for a few hours, then drain. This will make it cook faster, as well as making it easier for your body to digest.

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