how to eat right after a c-section
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How to EAT RIGHT after having a CESAREAN

 

how to eat right after a c-section

So you had a c-section or you are going to have one, well it’s pretty overwhelming for the mommy to go through a major surgery and have a little baby as well to look after.

so today we are going to talk about  post-c-section diet

little changes in diet and lifestyle will help you ease the discomfort.

moreover, it may help overcome or lessen the commonly faced problems.

After surgery, it’s important to eat right because the diet will help the body to heal and recover.

Your body goes under such stressful condition and it needs a good diet and rest to get back in action because believe me the real strength is required after having a baby that is for raising him.

Personal experience and how I learned the importance of post c-section Diet :

I myself had two c-sections within the time period of 2 years. having so closely spaced c-sections taught me a lot of lessons. I did a lot of research on the internet about how to take care of my postpartum body. secondly, I applied lots of tips I learned from my gynecologist and my mother. I got to know about the importance of post-C-section diet and how to eat right after a cesarean for a speedy recovery.

here I’m going to share about the effective post-C-section diet that will provide the right amount of nutrients to our body.

dietary changes after a surgery are essential because we can’t eat everything

so we should know what to eat and what to avoid for a smooth journey towards healing.

Post-C-section diet plan

What to eat after a C-section:

LEAN PROTEIN:

our body has a large amount of collagen protein. collagen works as a glue that keeps our tissues closely knit . after surgery collagen is most importantly needed especially if there is an incision that has to be repaired.

Good protein sources are eggs, fish, turkey, beans, and legumes.

post c section diet importance of hydration

HYDRATION:

  • Keep yourself hydrated it will help flush out the medication you took and also help increase milk production.
  • drink 8-10 glasses of water or any other fluid
  • you can drink fresh juices, coconut water, and herbal tea
  • warm soups are super nutritious and very good for the body. soup can be of any type meat broth, bone broth etc.

eat fiber post c-section

EAT FIBERS:

  • Having a C-section increase the chances of having constipation which will put pressure on your wound and be very painful, so we need to avoid that at all cost.
  • fibers soften and add bulk to stool thus avoid constipation.
  • Eating whole fiber will help the bowel movement.
  • You should eat the following
  • Oatmeal and whole grain cereals
  • Granola bars
  • beans, legumes bran flakes, and flaxseed meal.
  • apple and pears

 

SUPPLEMENTS TO EAT POST-C-SECTION:

You should invest in good supplements that contain Zinc, Iron and vitamin C to boost your immune system.

Iron is important to keep Hb level maintained since the body has lost blood during surgery.

Iron is abundantly found in apple, liver, leafy green vegetable.

Vitamin C produces wound healing collagen. stress depletes the Vitamin C  stores in the body so its necessary to have it after surgery.

Vitamin C is abundantly found in guava, citrus fruits, and kiwi.

Zinc is necessary for the immune system and wound healing.

zinc is found in red meat, beef, liver, and flaxseeds.

all of these nutrients should be taken in form of supplements if not available otherwise for a speedy recovery after C-section.

 

TAKE TURMERIC POST C-SECTION:

Turmeric is a famous natural anti-inflammatory and antibiotic spice which not only gives pain relief but also will help the c-section wound to heal properly without getting infected.

Take a teaspoon of organic turmeric powder and mix in warm milk and drink every day.

 

TAKE YOUR DAIRY:

Eat yogurt to have a happy gut flora and healthy digestive system.

Ingest eggs in any form you like they contain lots of Zinc.

drink milk as it will help increase milk production if you are breastfeeding.

 

EAT NUTS AND SEEDS AFTER C-SECTION:

Pumpkin, squash, sesame seeds and flaxseeds are an excellent source of zinc as we know its important for the healing process and immune system.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO EAT AFTER C-SECTION:

Eating fruits and vegetables high in vitamin A derivative is very necessary after c-section surgery.

Vegetables like

sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, carrots, kale, mango, and apricots are all good for intake of increased VItamin A.

Sweet potatoes known as ”shakar qandi” in Urdu are a better alternative to its cousin potato

since it is less starchy and has a higher amount of fiber and pro vitamin A.

this pro vitamin A is converted to Vitamin A by the body which is then used for repair and maintenance of soft tissues and skin.

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