Your post-birth superfoods: 7 ways to nourish your body after your baby arrives


by Emily Fedorowycz |

You spent the past nine months eating to nurture your baby (even if all you really fancied was pickled onions and gravy).

Now he’s here, you’re probably finding that tending to his needs means your diet is no longer top priority.

But the more you look after yourself, the quicker you’ll heal and be better equipped to care for your new baby.

Discover the foods that will help you be a supermum.

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1) Oats to boost energy

New-mum sleep deprivation plus an erratic diet equals major energy troughs, but you’ll feel better faster if you choose energy-boosting options.

‘Wholegrain foods, such as oats and brown bread, rice and pasta, are slow-releasing carbs, which keep your energy levels constant,’ says dietician Priya Tew.

Oats are also rich in iron, calcium and magnesium – vital for your depleted vitamin and mineral stores after labour – plus they’re packed with soluble fibre to ease constipation.

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