Foods You Should Be Eating After Giving Birth

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Lean pork chops

Lean pork chops are another great source of protein for nursing moms, with a three-ounce serving offering 23 grams of protein. It’s also a good source of magnesium, which helps repair tissues – something important for nursing mothers. Pork is also an excellent source of B vitamins for pregnant women, which growing babies need for the development of their brains. Studies have found that low levels of vitamin B-6 can lead to suboptimal quality of breastmilk. Riboflavin levels are also high in this meat, a deficiency of which can result in poor quality breast milk. There are several reasons to add this food to your grocery list.

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