Women’s Health: Post pregnancy health tips for mothers health and successful breastfeeding
Posted on Jul 15, 2021 | Author Dr. Suhail Naik
Delivering a child is entry to parenthood. While caring for your little fragile baby is going to take up almost every minute of your time. A mother should not overlook her health in the process of child rearing and breastfeeding. It has come to our notice that many women ignore their health and put themselves in adverse health status. Post pregnancy health care tips are essential as they help new mothers to take care of themselves and help in improvement of breastfeeding and prevention of diseases both in baby and mother.
How should you take care of yourself after pregnancy?
A new parent soon realizes that their rest and sleep cycle has to match the new-born’s sleep cycle. Your little one will wake-up about every three hours for feeding, changing and at times you will also have to comfort him/her.
This exercise can be overwhelming and exhausting. You may not be able to get the necessary eight hours of sleep for several months, but you can do the following. Sleep when the baby sleeps, even if it is only a few minutes multiple times a day.
Keep things closer to reduce overexertion. Remember, the weaker you get, the more you will lack the capability for doing things for the baby.
Relieve yourself of as many responsibilities as possible. Even when people come to visit, try and have other members of the family attend them.
Don’t refrain from physical activities totally. Try and get out for a 20 minutes walk everyday, to get some fresh air and to reduce anxiety.
A woman’s body undergoes many changes during and pregnancy. Her body needs to heal and recover from the immense stress of pregnancy and childbirth. Along with rest, she needs a healthy diet to replenish the body and boost recovery. The mothers who are breastfeeding mothers should maintain a healthy and nutritious diet.
You are weak and vulnerable to diseases and infections after delivering. This is a crucial time when you need to pay close attention to hygiene and post-pregnancy care tips. Taking personal health lightly could lead to health problems, not only for the mother but also for the child.
Dr. Suhail Naik
Lecturer Pediatrics GB Pant Children Hospital