The Diet after Cesarean
What you eat is essential for the body to regain its energy and be well-functioning on all levels again - physically as well as mentally.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to the diet. Since we are all individuals - the diet is individual for everyone.
Some people tolerate strong food and others do not. Some are fine with sugar and milk while others’ digestion is affected by the same foods.
Some of the most important about the diet after cesarean is easily digestible and temperated foods and drinks. Casseroles, soups and porridge are good diets, because it’s easy for the body to digest. There is no doubt that your body is weakened and it’s overloaded. It has to cleanse the liver from medications, it has to produce milk for the baby and it has to heal the scartissue . Therefore it is extremely important to make sure that the diet has the right temperature and is easily digestible. Once that’s done - your body does not have to use sparse energy to warm the foods or waste energy digesting it - more than it’s absolutely necessary.
That’s also why it’s so important todisguss your diet with your partner so at this point - you can help your body to a faster and better healing.
How the appropriate diet can help your body and mind?
- Create more energy in the body.
- Help to form new and healthy blood cells.
- Promote lactation.
- Create clarity in your head.
- Accelerate cleansing of medications.
- Help for a well-functioning digestion.
- Strengthen the immune system.
Checklist for your diet when you have experienced a cesarean section:
- Prepare the food so it is easily digested.
- Eat only hot or temperated foods.
- Chew the food thoroughly.
- Temperate drinks in small but several sips - do not drink it all at once!
- Avoid coffee, alcohol and other stimulants.
- Feel free to cook with bone marrow - it has a very special effect on lactation.
I sincerely hope that this guide can help you to get off to a good start with a new life in your hands.