Diet of a nursing mother in the first month after the birth of the child
So this long-awaited moment came - you became a mother. Now your whole life will change a lot and get a new meaning. From this moment you begin to bear a huge responsibility for the life of a defenseless baby, and breastfeeding here plays a big role.
Through the mother's milk, the baby gets all the necessary vitamins and minerals, due to which it continues to grow and grow. But since the digestive system of the newborn is not yet perfect and can not work at full strength, the ration of the nursing mother should be very different from the usual.
Opinions about the menu of women who feed their babies are different. Someone believes that it is necessary to eat everything, since the children's organism should gradually get used to the "adult" food and not react so violently to it when the introduction of complementary foods takes place.
And some believe that the menu of the nursing mother should be limited, because a small organism can not perceive certain substances and there is a high probability of developing allergic reactions and digestive problems in the future.
However, children's pediatricians have a completely different opinion. Diet of a nursing mother 1 month should be selected in each case individually, and it depends not on any norms established somewhere in the forums, but on the characteristics of the child's organism and the woman's body. But there are uniform rules in the diet, which every newly-mum needs to observe. Let's talk about them.
Nursing Nurse Feeding: Basic Rules of
After birth, it is recommended that all young mothers start a diary in which it is necessary to record everything that was eaten per day. What for? And then, that the newborn child eats the same as you, but only he gets this food in the form of milk. And it can easily develop an allergic reaction.
Therefore, to make it easier to monitor the reaction of the child's body, every new product in your diet should appear once every 2 to 3 days. And if the allergy was still observed in the baby, the product that caused it should be excluded from the feeding of the nursing mother.
Many believe that an allergy occurs immediately or a few hours after the ingestion of an allergen. This opinion is absolutely not true, since an allergic reaction may occur in a day. Therefore, do not evaluate on the first day, after the introduction of a new product in the mother's diet.
The second basic rule - no alcohol for the whole time of breastfeeding! Alcoholic drinks adversely affect the mental and physical development of the child. And they reduce the functionality of internal organs and systems, which leads to the development of various diseases. Therefore, if you want your child to grow up healthy, forget about the existence of even weak spirits.
Another very important rule - taking medications should be done only after a preliminary consultation with the pediatrician. The thing is that all medicines contain enzymes that can cause allergies and other health problems( for example, a violation of the functions of the digestive tract).
And if during the pregnancy the child was under the protection of the placenta and the reception of medicines was practically safe, at the moment it exists without this "shield" and is vulnerable.
As for the nutrition of the nursing mother. Doctors recommend completely abandoning foods that contain allergens and can provoke a digestive system disorder. These foods include:
- semolina porridge;
- kiwi fruit;
- various smoked products;
- sauces( mayonnaise, ketchup);
- fizzy drinks.
All of these products can cause vomiting in your baby, increased gas production, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation. In addition, there is a high likelihood of allergies in the child for products of red and orange.
A lactating mother's diet for the first month includes a large number of fresh fruits and vegetables, as they contain all the substances necessary for the growing body. In a day a woman should consume about one kilogram of fresh vegetables and fruits.
But you need to choose them correctly. It is best if in the diet of mummy there will be seasonal vegetables and fruits that were grown on their own beds. If it is possible to purchase such products only in stores, remember that they must be fresh and not have flaws on their surface( black spots, cracks, holes, etc.).
From flour and confectionery products should be discarded, as they not only prevent a woman from regaining her forms in the previous state, but also negatively affect the state of the intestinal tract.
You can only feed your nursing mother with rye bread, which was made from wholemeal flour. It is easily digested by the body and also contains a lot of useful substances. Therefore, its use during the period of feeding is very useful.
And remember, the nutrition of the nursing mother should be rational and correct, because that depends on the health of the baby. In the diet must necessarily be present fish and meat products, as they are sources of proteins and carbohydrates, without which the human body can not exist.
Nutrition of the nursing mother immediately after delivery
After birth, it is not recommended immediately to lean on fried potatoes and pickles, since this does not have the most favorable effect on the woman's and the newborn's baby's gastrointestinal tract.so the first time you need to adhere to a strict diet.
So, the first 2 days after giving birth, the woman's diet has strict limitations. She can eat buckwheat, cooked on water, lean boiled beef and a couple of slices of hard cheese. Thus it is necessary to drink a lot of water. This will help the body to recover quickly.
Then on the third day you are allowed to enter into the ration:
- porridge, cooked from whole grain cereal;
- soups cooked on vegetable broth with a minimum amount of potatoes;
- vegetables baked in the oven without the addition of spices and oils;
- fermented milk products( kefir, fermented milk, milk);
Also doctors recommend using bran as food additives. They are very useful and hypoallergenic. Also, do not forget about the liquid( at least 1 liter per day), because during this period, as a rule, there is a rush of breast milk. Such a diet should be observed until 6 days.
And on the seventh day the diet of a young mother is expanding significantly. In addition to the above products, it shows:
- meat broths( chicken, beef);
- fish boiled or steamed;
- cereal porridge;
- apples of green varieties;
- cottage cheese.
The amount of liquid drunk per day should increase to 2.5 liters. This diet should be adhered to until 20 days. And after the list of allowed products is significantly expanded. This is due to the fact that the intestinal microflora in a newborn child is completely populated with bacteria by this period and it is easier for him to digest and remove the decay products.
Beginning from the 21st day, the products of the young mother are added as:
- boiled chicken meat;
- potatoes baked in the oven;
- fruit drinks;
- cookies type jubilee;
- soy products.
The ration of a nursing mother in the first month is not boring. It contains food, from which you can cook a variety of delicious dishes. But even at the end of the first month, you should not enter into the diet of bakery and confectionery. You should also beware of chocolate. It is generally recommended to be excluded from nutrition, since it is very allergenic.
The above diet is just a sample menu of a woman who recently became a mother. As mentioned earlier, it is selected in each case individually. Therefore, while in the maternity ward, talk with your doctor and find out from him the exact list of products you have allowed. After all, he knows much better what you can and can not, than the Internet, grandmothers or neighbors in the ward.