May 17th, 2023
The 5 Nutrients You Need Postpartum & Where to Get Them
Adequate nutrition postpartum can be difficult and inconvenient but it is essential for the health, healing, and growth of both the mother and baby. Eating well can improve your sleep, at a time where restful sleep is scarce, positively impact your mental health, and, if you’re breastfeeding, is essential to the development and health of your baby. Mothers need to change a lot about their diets postpartum, including consuming an extra 500 calories each day and increasing their protein intake, but they also need an adequate amount of 5 essential nutrients.
What are these 5 Essential Nutrients & Where Do I Get Them?
At St Joseph Hospital, we believe in partnering with our mother’s and babies to ensure they are receiving the proper nutrition and care they need after their delivery. Our post delivery team of experts is there to support you and your family. These services include pediatrics to support the growth of your newborn baby, our midwifery team to coach and educate mothers through this new chapter in their life, and lactation specialists to support a healthy breastfeeding journey.
If you have any questions about postpartum health or nutrition, please contact us at 603-884-3162.