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Postpartum Nutrition

Nutrition is extremely important postpartum to correct months of deficiencies due to food aversions and nausea/vomiting. This is especially true if the mother is breastfeeding. If a mother is eating extra calories and nutrient dense foods, she should not be adversely impacted by breastfeeding. Prenatal vitamins are a good idea until the infant is weaned. The baby will benefit greatly from breastfeeding as he/she is likely to have some mild nutritional imbalances from mom having HG. A diet rich in whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables is ideal. Calcium from enriched milk products (or non-dairy sources), leafy veggies, quinoa, etc. is important to rebuild any lost bone density.

Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013

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