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Foods You Should Avoid in Post Pregnancy
The postpartum phase, which is also known as puerperium and the "4th trimester," of pregnancy is the period following childbirth during which the physiologic changes brought on by pregnancy revert to the nonpregnant state for the mother. This period is very crucial for every women. In this period you have to do everything according to your new born child.
Here is a list of items you should avoid, especially if you are in postpartum phase:
Garlic has different taste and smell, which is not good at all. Garlic's flavour and odour may contaminate breast milk. Some babies may refuse to feed because they don't like the flavour or smell of garlic.
Caffeine might irritate your new born baby and prevent them from sleeping. When ingested in moderation, it is safe to eat.
I am not saying that you cant have coffee or tea in your diet, Obviously you can but in a balance portion.. After giving birth, you don't have to fully cut off coffee and tea from your diet. While some caffeine may be transferred from mother to child during breastfeeding, this is only relevant for very high caffeine intake. So, one or two cups each day should be sufficient. If ingested in greater amounts, caffeine may build up in the baby's body and expose them to caffeine stimulation, which can cause them to become restless, agitated, and unable to fall asleep.
Regarding drinking during Post partum or breast feeding, there are many different views. Alcohol use, on the other hand, has been shown to cause extraordinary weight gain in the foetus as well as tiredness and lethargy in the mother. Alcohol might have a negative impact on breast milk production.
The amount of alcohol that is (if any) safe for a newborn and how long you should wait to breastfeed after consuming alcohol are topics of debate among experts. Consult your doctor to determine what is best for you.
Some infants have peanut allergies. It is advised to stay away from peanuts during breastfeeding.
• Oily & Gassy Foods
• You ought to avoid fatty, calorie-dense foods after pregnancy. The same is true for 'heavy to digest' foods like cereals that cause gas.
In post pregnancy, abstain from carbonated beverages for some time.
Soft drinks and canned colas include a lot of empty calories and sugar. Beyond the immediate energy boost you experience after eating one, they provide neither you nor your kid with any nourishment. But keep in mind that this energy boost is fleeting, and you can experience increased fatigue when your body uses up the sugar. Additionally, it will add extra calories that have no nutritional benefit and may cause weight gain or make losing weight more difficult.
Fish With High Mercury Content
Avoid eating swordfish, shark, king mackerel, and tilefish because they are high in mercury, a toxin that is dangerous for your newborn child. Mercury can also be present in tuna. Eat no more than 6 ounces each week and only the "light" variety.
certain foods should be avoided if there is a history of food allergies in your family. Peanuts, eggs, milk, shellfish, fish, wheat, and soy are common food allergens.