Foods You Should Be Eating After Giving Birth

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Dairy products

Of course, if we’re going to talk about calcium needs, we need to look at dairy products. Your baby needs calcium and, they’ll get it one way or another. Research shows that if a baby isn’t getting enough calcium from a mother’s milk, he’ll get it from her bones, which is why bone health is such a major topic of discussion in the medical community when it comes to pregnant and nursing moms. So let’s look at cheese. About an ounce of parmesan cheese offers 331 milligrams of calcium. Lactose-sensitive moms can stick to hard cheeses, which tend to be lower in lactose than soft cheeses and easier to digest. Getting some cottage cheese in there is a good choice, too, since it’s also high in that all-important protein.

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