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Postnatal Foods & Tips

These recipes and tips are to help mom get back to her normal energy levels as quickly as possible after birthing. Healthy, organic whole foods are what is recommended for mom after birthing. These recipes will also help mom get her energy back fast, help her with her milk production and encourage her digestion so baby in turn will benefit. Foods to avoid when nursing are also listed.

 

Post-Renewal Foods for Mom - A Catered Opportunity for a New Mother

 

Be in community always and especially when pregnant and when nursing your babies: Here's a UTUBE presentation on how Geese do it!! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9cdyej0AJaI

 

  • Foods for energy

 

Ginger Curry & Lemon Rice

 

Kitcheree

 

Quinoa with Shitake Mushrooms (vegan)

 

Tofu Recipes

 

Tahini Dressing Recipes (for steams, salads, tofu, rice dishes etc. - it's so yummy!!)

 

Yogi Tea Recipe (from the 3HO website) #1

 

Yogi Tea Recipe on the zlighthouse.org website #2

 

Yogurt & Ghee (Clarified Butter)

 

  • Foods/Supplements for mom to eat/drink for her milk production

 

Bieler Broth from Dr. Bieler

 

Non-alcoholic beer once or twice a day

 

Fenugreek Capsules (purchased at Henry's/Sprout's or most any health food store)

 

Herb Teas such as mint, chamomile, sweetened with honey (hydration is key)

 

Hot Oatmeal Cereal

 

Mother's Milk Tea at Traditional Medicinals website

 

Nursing Mother's Drink sweetened with honey

 

Homemade Tapioca Pudding

 

Rest whenever possible / stay de-stressed

 

Tapioca Pudding

 

Vitamin B rich foods, nutritional yeast, rice bran syrup, whole grain bread, legumes... Here's a website with some Vitamin B foods listed - put them on your grocery list and incorporate them in your diet for increased milk production:

http://www.mamashealth.com/nutrition/vitaminb.asp

 

Water, stay hydrated, drink a glass of water before breastfeeding. Drinking water help you produce milk

 

Here's a website with tips about producing mother's milk from someone in India with some good tips: http://www.pitara.com/parenting/babynu/fpreg/online.asp?story=4

 

  • Foods for digestion

 

Apples for Breakfast - Stewed or Baked

 

Apples, Steamed, Baked & Apple Crumble with Homemade Yogurt

 

Beet & Carrot Casserole

 

Simple Steamed Vegetables with Tahini Dressing

 

  • Foods for healing

 

Candied Almonds

 

Ladies Mantel Tea - Drink one cup per day for 40 days (helps repair uterus & lessen bleeding)

 

  • Foods for Newborn

 

Mothers Milk (Sorry no link to the recipe for this one), but there is lots of links to the benefits of Mother's Milk

 

Super Baby Growing Formula (this goats milk recipe for babies digests the closest to mothers milk as we could find in our community)

 

 

  • Remedies for Teethers

 

Hylands Teething Tablets Hyland's website Check out the Dr. Sears video (he talks about a few remedies for teethers)

 

More On Nutrition After Birthing:

 

  • Increase liquid to 8 glasses of water a day, milk, juice, soup, apple, peach or apricot juice, herbal teas
  • Relax and rest often, take every available time to nap and sleep
  • Increase Nutritious Diet: Protein Foods: Cottage Cheese, yogurt, tofu, whole grains, nuts, etc…
  • Eat Vitamin B: Whole grains, brewer’s yeast, rice bran syrup (assists milk production)
  • Eat Milk Producing Foods: Tapioca (prevents constipation and easy to digest), mung beans & rice (well cooked), oatmeal, wheat berries, etc…

 

Post-Renewal Foods for Mom - A Catered Opportunity for a New Mother

 

  • Foods to avoid

 

Avoid Gas Producing Foods for a time after birthing: Raw onions, garlic, cabbage family (cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli), green lettuce (needs to be soaked in salad dressing (a squeeze of lemon and sprinkle of olive oil is best - soak on salad for 20 min. to limit its gas producing quality and pre-digest before eating), dried or fresh beans (soak beans well before cooking and cook well so they digest easily), avoid chocolate, tomatoes, vinegar, lemon (little ok), hot spices, avoid caffeine (makes baby restless).

 

Volunteers Willing to Help Out New Parents:

 

Name:  Joni Pradetto

Phone #: 619-987-7709

Zip Code: 92025 - Escondido

Businesses That Work with New Parents:

 

Name:

Doris Kitchin

Phone # 951-233-0965

email: ddoula01@airenetworks.com

Works the Inland Empire, OC and San Diego

 

Name:

Joan Lockwood

Phone #
858-822-9285

Will work in all of San Diego County for a "job" say a week for a day shift or night shift 92108, 92024, 92037, 92107, 92106, 92103, 92102, 92101,92115, 92109, and Poway, Ranch Bernardo

 

 

  • Various webpages/blogs featuring
cultural diversity in caring for mom after birth

 

Many of these cultural traditions may be different from yours, but look at the diet and care for mom after baby is born and see the common threads. They are encouraged not to eat cold foods/drinks, but rather to drink warm drinks, healing teas and herbal concoctions. They are encouraged to eat hot broth type soups with milk/ginger/vegetables/protein that are nourishing for her to stay hydrated and help get her normal energy and weight level back, ginger is used in recipes for energy, digestion and more. They are encouraged to rest and have quiet time with many women staying home for at least a month after baby is born. They have food cooked for them and most women are relieved of their regular household duties for at least a month after the birthing, etc...:

In China - http://www.chinatownconnection.com/chinese-pregnancy

 

Cultural Diversity in Birthing/Baby Care: http://www.cs.nsw.gov.au/CommHealth/multi/Cultural%20Diversity%20in%20Birthing%20and%20Baby%20care.pdf.htm

 

In our tradition we are lacto-vegetarians and would not think about ingesting a pig's knuckle (foot) or even eggs, but perhaps the following soup would fit into your tradition and/or there are other ingredients and knowledge in this recipe that you could educate yourself on. Note the medicinal use of ginger is used in this recipe for mom after birth. You can also substitute vegetarian protein for this soup by using tofu, tvp, seitan. Or you can also choose to make your own healing concoction including your choice of protein, ginger, vegetables, rice, broth etc... Here's the recipe to a Chinese Soup made for women after birthing: http://mccp.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!8604C7DF4584FF52!1050.entry

 

These dietary suggestions are not medical advice. These suggestions come from worldwide cultural traditions for women after birthing. Consulting with your health practitioner is advisable before dietary changes. If you choose for you or your baby to take part in any of these dietary suggestions, it is at your own risk.

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