With Mother’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d dedicate our May blog post to new moms and moms-to-be. Becoming a new mom is an exciting and wonderful time, but with your beautiful new bundle of joy comes a whirlwind of emotions. Things like sleep deprivation, difficulty with nursing and having a new person to take care of can leave new moms feeling exhausted, stressed, depressed and anxious. However, you can minimize these common “new mommy” symptoms and still feel awesome!
Post-partum nutrition is just as important as prenatal nutrition is. Follow these guidelines to ensure that you are keeping your energy levels up, reducing your stress and keeping feelings of depression/anxiety at bay.
A healthy diet is not only important for mom but it’s important for baby too. With a nourishing diet and reduced stress, moms will have better milk production and won’t need to worry about becoming deficient in nutrients. A healthy, happy mom will mean a healthy, happy baby.
Here are some easy snack ideas for new moms: