What To Eat After Giving Birth

Beans are inexpensive and relatively quick and easy to make. They also happen to make a great addition to any postpartum menu because they're high in fiber, folate, protein, and zinc.

Beans

Beef And Poultry

Don't shy away from animal proteins, especially beef and poultry. According to studies protein is needed to support the high protein demands of breastfeeding.

Next up are cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower since they're high in vitamin C, fiber, and folate.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Dairy Products

Dairy products are a must. Beyond being a source of protein, they have plenty of vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, and zinc.

Eggs are nutritious and let's face it, they're easy to incorporate into your diet. They're also rich in iodine along with other vitamins.

Eggs

Fish

You can't go wrong with eating fish, just don't have too much. "Due to the mercury content of fish, people who are breastfeeding should eat no more than two, four-ounce servings per week of fish like canned light tuna,

Citrus fruits and strawberries are high in fiber and vitamin A proving they're great postpartum food options. Enjoy a slice of fruit as a snack or pair it with other recommended ingredients like milk for a fun smoothie.

Fruit

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