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

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10. Legumes

These are super important sources of protein. Legumes are foods such as beans, peas, peanuts, and lentils. Dark colored beans, such as black beans and kidney beans, are a great food for breastfeeding moms. They are budget-friendly, rich in iron, and, as we mentioned, contain protein! Try to add some legumes to your diet each day, even if it’s just a handful of peanuts.


11. Blueberries

We don’t like making absolute statements, because everyone’s body is different, but all new mothers should seriously consider including blueberries in their diet. This tasty fruit is overflowing with antioxidants, which fight free radical damage. Blueberries also have all the really important minerals and vitamins that a new mother needs. They are also great for boosting energy levels, because they contain healthy carbs. Eat one or servings of blueberries every day to help your body recover from the stress of being a new mom.


12. Lean Beef

If you have been feeling like a snail in molasses, you are not alone. Most new mothers feel worn out much of the time. This is why you should include iron-rich foods such as lean beef. Many new mothers have iron deficiencies, which will leave you feeling drained. When you are breastfeeding, you need to eat extra protein and get plenty of vitamin B12. Free range, lean beef will provide you with all of the above.

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