How do you stay healthy and energized after giving birth? The answer is probably a mixed bag of jumbled phrases since having a newborn takes a huge amount of effort, time, and focus from you. Thinking about your own health many times gets pushed to the side, even if it is not intentional. Keeping up your energy levels and practicing mindful eating can help you be a better parent though. Learn more about the various nutrients needed after birth to help you heal and recover appropriately in the following Postpartum Nutrition article.
Heather Shabestari, BS, IBCLC, CEIM, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM). Her lactation training was completed through University of California, San Diego and an 8 month internship at Kaiser Permanente's outpatient lactation department.