After a C-section, most of your usual activities are restricted, and the only best thing is resting. Since you will not be able to carry out much of physical activities, it is necessary to control what you eat. Doctors advise not to consume anything that takes longer to digest. Also, to heal from the stress of delivery, your body needs light foods full of nutrients and minerals. Like there is a list of foods that you can and should consume after a C-section, here is a list of foods to avoid.
- Avoid consuming spicy food as it can cause gastric issues and also trouble the baby.
- The same is the case with carbonated drinks and citrus juice. They, too, can cause gas.
- It would help if you restricted your intake of caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea. These can cause an issue in the baby’s growth.
- One of the most important things to avoid is alcohol. Alcohol can interfere with your ability to breastfeed your child and impair your child’s growth and development.
- Avoid foods such as green peas, dry peas, pickles, and vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, and onions as they can also cause gastric issues.
- Exclude cold and uncooked food from your menu.
- Fast foods and fried items should be avoided completely.
Following these basic tips can help you get the best out of what you eat:
- Instead of going for three heavy meals, alter your routine to five to six small meals throughout the day.
- Maintain at least a two hours gap between the meals. If you feel hungry in between, eat some fruit or nuts.
- Having a relaxed meal leads to healthy digestion. Eat slowly and take time to chew the food before swallowing instead of gulping down all at once.
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