Eating after baby: Eating right to help ease the symptoms of postpartum depression Eating after baby: Eating right to help ease the symptoms of postpartum depression
Having a baby can be a positive experience for many mothers and fathers. In fact, we often have the expectation that we’ll feel happy... Eating after baby: Eating right to help ease the symptoms of postpartum depression

Having a baby can be a positive experience for many mothers and fathers. In fact, we often have the expectation that we’ll feel happy and fulfilled as we welcome a new life into the world. Yet with the introduction of a new family member, parents have some major readjustments to deal with: Babies lead to a loss of independence, changes in financial status and/or security, and sometimes upheaval in relationships (among many other things). Although parents may feel prepared for these changes, having a baby can still be a very difficult adjustment. More often than not, when time and independence go out the window, so does eating right. But while eating healthy, nourishing foods may be the last thing on our minds when there’s a new baby to care for, it’s a crucial component to healing after delivery and reducing the risk of postpartum depression. Read on to learn how baby blues, postpartum depression, and nutrition all connect.


Baby Blues

Approximately one in two mothers experience what’s sometimes called “baby blues” after the birth of a child. The blues typically happen between three and five days after delivery and coincide with the hormonal changes that occur as the breast milk starts to develop. Mothers may feel weepy and irritable, and lack confidence in their ability to care for a baby. This is a normal occurrence that typically subsides after a week or so. It is perfectly okay to have a good cry and talk to someone about how you feel. New mothers need lots of tender loving care and reassurance that their feelings are normal.



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Source : Foxnews.com

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  • Devon

    November 20, 2016 #1 Author

    To avoid my postpartum what ease my mind was eating a lot.

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  • Ashley parson

    November 20, 2016 #3 Author

    It’s kind of hard to start eating healthy after eating like a pig your whole pregnancy

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  • chalise

    November 20, 2016 #4 Author

    yeah i lost alot of weight

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  • Alexis Maxwell

    November 20, 2016 #5 Author

    After I had my baby it was kind hard to start healthy again. But day by day I started changing my foods to fruits instaead of sweets, I ate salads in stead of greasy foods and drunk tons of water !!

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  • Mercedes

    November 20, 2016 #6 Author

    When I had my son, it took awhile to get back on the right track and eating right

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  • Andreique

    November 21, 2016 #7 Author

    Would it affect my parenting skills

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  • Lenys

    November 21, 2016 #8 Author

    When i had my daughter it took a while to get back on track

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  • Des

    November 21, 2016 #9 Author

    Yea I lost a lot of weight .

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  • Des

    November 21, 2016 #10 Author

    Yea I lost a lot of weight.

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  • Leydi Cruz

    November 22, 2016 #11 Author

    Yesss I’ve lost a lot of my baby weight!

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  • Leydi Cruz

    November 22, 2016 #12 Author

    I’ve lost a lot of my baby weight.

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