In October, I gave birth to a baby, and I finally gave birth to a baby. Many new mothers began to have an appetite, and of course their families did everything possible to deliver delicious food. We have heard a lot of taboos about confinement confinement for mothers from the elderly or others. I don't know if it is true or false? The question now is: what exactly is suitable for mothers? What is the right way to eat?

4 principles of postpartum diet

According to the recommendation of nutritionists, the main principles of postpartum diet for new mothers should be refined, miscellaneous, dilute and soft.

1. Refinement means that the amount should not be too much.

Excessive postpartum diet is not beneficial for postpartum recovery, except that it can make women obese on the basis of weight gain during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding a baby with a lot of milk, you can eat a little more than during pregnancy, up to 1/5 of the amount; if your milk is just enough for your baby, you can eat the same amount as during pregnancy; if you have no milk or not To prepare for breastfeeding, eat about the same amount as during non-pregnancy.

2. Miscellaneous refers to the variety of food.

Although the postpartum diet is particular, it is not advisable to overdo it, and the combination of meat and vegetables is still very important. The richer the variety eaten, the more balanced and comprehensive the nutrition will be. In addition to the foods that are clearly not beneficial to the body and may be allergic to after eating, the variety of meat and vegetable dishes should be as diverse as possible.

3. Thin means more water.

The secretion of milk is one of the reasons for the increase in the postpartum water requirements of new mothers. In addition, most of the mothers sweat a lot, and the water volatilization of the body surface is also greater than usual. Therefore, maternal diet can be a little more water, such as more soup, milk, porridge and so on.

4. Soft means that the cooking method of food should be mainly soft.

Maternal rice should be cooked softer, and less fried foods and hard shelled foods should be eaten. Due to physical exhaustion of new mothers after childbirth, many people will have loose teeth. On the one hand, hard food is not good for teeth, and on the other hand, it is not conducive to digestion and absorption.

"Right" and "Wrong" in Traditional Concepts

1.Postpartum should drink more soup.

(O)Right. Postpartum should add more water. However, most of the breast ducts of new mothers are not completely unobstructed, so don't drink the milk-increasing soup too quickly, otherwise the milk-enhancing period in the first two or three days after childbirth may be so painful that you want to cry. You can drink some light soups such as egg soup, fish soup, etc. The soup should not be too salty.

Love reminder: It is best to drink less oil soup. Too much oil in the soup will increase the amount of fat in the milk. The digestive function of the newborn is not complete, and too much fat in the milk may cause your baby to have diarrhea.

2.Can't drink water after giving birth.

(X) Nonsense of course. Some confinement subsidiaries from Taiwan advertise that they cannot drink water after giving birth, and that drinking water will cause visceral sagging and other consequences, but there is no basis for Chinese and Western medicine theories.

3.Postpartum should avoid cold.

(O)Right. From a medical point of view, mothers consume a lot of physical strength due to childbirth, and the hormone levels in the body drop significantly after childbirth. The delivery of the newborn and placenta reduces the metabolism of the mother, and most of the physiques range from internal heat to deficient cold. Therefore, Chinese medicine advocates that postpartum should be warm, and food that is too cold should not be eaten. Such as cold drinks, cold dishes, cold dishes, etc., it is best to warm the fruits and vegetables from the refrigerator before eating.

Love reminder: Some cold dishes are not sterilized at high temperature, and new mothers have weak postpartum physique and poor resistance, which are easy to cause gastroenteritis and other digestive tract diseases. Some cold fruits, such as watermelon and pear, should not be eaten too much. For some people with weak spleen and stomach, it may cause diarrhea. Of course, it can be eaten in small amounts in summer, but the amount should not be too much.

4.Can't eat fruits and vegetables after giving birth.

(X) This view is one-sided. Some people think that most of the vegetables are cool because they should be warm after giving birth. After giving birth, they should eat more meat dishes and eggs to supplement their physical strength, and not eat or eat less vegetables. In fact, as long as most vegetables are properly cooked, the nature and taste are not necessarily cold. And there are a lot of vitamins in vegetables, which is very good for the mental recovery of new mothers. Water and fiber in vegetables and pectin in fruits are also beneficial in preventing postpartum constipation. So postpartum should still eat more vegetables, eat fruit appropriately. In hot summer, eating fruits in moderation can also prevent heat stroke.

Love reminder: For people with weak constitution, it is advisable to eat less dishes that are too cold, such as bitter gourd, wolfberry, radish, celery, etc.

5.Avoid spicy and warm food after giving birth.

(O)Right. Because spicy warm and dry food can help internal heat, and make the mother's deficiency fire rise, there may be symptoms such as sores on the tongue, constipation or hemorrhoids, and may also aggravate the internal heat of the baby through breast milk, so the diet should be light, especially after 5~ Within 7 days, soft rice, egg soup, etc. should be the main food. Do not eat too greasy and spicy food, such as special garlic, chili, pepper, fennel, wine, chives and other spicy warm and dry foods and seasonings.

6.Tonic after giving birth.

(X) This view is dangerous. Everyone's physique is different, and their nutritional needs are not exactly the same. Properly supplementing the nutritional products or traditional Chinese medicine that the human body lacks is beneficial to the balance and health of the body, while inappropriate or excessive supplementation is harmful to the body. If postpartum lochia is not discharged smoothly, and people with lower abdominal pain, you can eat some brown sugar, or motherwort soup, or traditional Chinese medicine such as Chanfukang. If there is no such situation, you may not eat it. Some pregnant women with particularly hot physique may have increased postpartum hemorrhage or constipation because of eating such foods or medicines that promote blood circulation and eliminate stasis.

Love reminder: Be careful to repair injuries! If you have the habit of tonic at home, you can also boil longan, astragalus, Codonopsis, Angelica and other traditional Chinese medicines that nourish blood and qi into the soup, but it is best to wait until postpartum lochia is discharged, or the color is no longer bright red before eating , otherwise it may cause blood circulation, increase postpartum hemorrhage, commonly known as repair injury. Because longan contains substances that inhibit uterine contractions, it is not conducive to the recovery of postpartum uterine contractions and the discharge of postpartum congestion.

The safest supplement method varies from person to person. It is best to go to a Chinese medicine doctor to take traditional Chinese medicine or supplements with the same source of medicine and food.