Postpartum Rule

Diet Tips

Ingestion Of Compelete And Suificient Nutritions

A complete intake of nutrition not only can fill up the lost of nutritions in the process of giving birth, it can also promote the secretion of breast milk. Selecting foods rich in nutrient and low heat energy for your diet will help you in slimming down healthily.

Ingestion Seasonal Vegetables And Frutis

Ingestion of a considerate amount of vegetables and fruits will supply vitamins and cellulose that promote bowels movement. Besides, dark-green coloured vegetables which is rich in vitamin K could promote defecation and the healing of the wound.

Smaller But More Frequent Meal

As the digestive system is relatively weaker after giving birth, the best approach of eating will be smaller and more frequent meal. This is because consuming too much of foods at once will results to ineffective digestion and might even causes diarrhea and constipation.

Take More Ginger And Glutinous Rice Water

Ginger and Glutinous Rice Water will help in keeping the body warm and restoration. Warmer up uterus and increase metabolism could strengthen immune system.

Intake Of Water With Appropriate Amount

Most of the mother will feels thirsty in the postpartum period. Drinking water can increase metabolism and when the intake water is insufficient, breast milk that produced would also decreased.

Avoid Rough, Hard, Fried And Pan Fried Food

Having food that are good for digestion would promote the ingestion. Avoid having rough and oily food as it would only increase burden to the digestive system. Besides, do not take cold or uncooked food.

Avoid Taking Excessive Salt

Overly Salty food is never good for the secretion of breast milk. Excessive intake of salt will affect the concentration of water in body, therefore, avoid overly salted or pickled food types of food. One of the factor of swelling problem to postnatal mother is taking excessive intake of salt.

Avoid Sweet And Irritating Food

Having chocolate, garlic, onion and spicy food will results to your breast milk having such flavour as well. Besides, taking overly sour or spicy food will affect your mood and sleep.

Avoid Taking Excessive Nutrition

Taking too much of supplements would block the intake of water and the discharge of postpartum elou. Therefore, it is best to have supplementary only after postpartum elou.

Avoid Cold Food

The body is weak after giving birth, therefore should avoid foods in cold attributes such as carrot, Chinese cabbage, pear, watermelon and vegetable or fruit which is likely to cause allergy such as yam or mango.

Smoke And Alcohol-Free

Smoking and drinking is not advised. Besides, avoid drinks with caffeine such as coffee or concentrated tea. Saccharin and pickled food which contains chemical is not advised to take during postpartum as well.

Carefully Wash Your Vegetable And Fruit

Vegetables and fruits should be carefully selected and cleaned before consume as it normally contains pesticide which could blend into your breast milk if consume.

Only Take Medicine Prescribed By Physician

The medication the mother take will transfers to baby through breast milk, so it is advised to consult with the physician in regards to it.


Nutrition Absorb

Ingestion Of A Complete Nutritions

Protein

A sufficient intake of protein would promote the secretion of breast milk as protein is the fundamental of a living material and also one of the important element to the formation of body cell. Intake of foods like internal organs should be reduced to prevent high cholesterol, fat on meat should be removed to prevent excessive intake of fat. Besides, protein should not be taken excessively as well because it would burden the body since it does not stored in body like fat.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrate supplies body with heat and strengthen the body of a postnatal mother who lost a lot of energy after giving birth. Source of foods: Glutinous rice, purple rice, milled rice with embryo, vegetable’s root and whole grain products.

Fats

Fats is one of the important elements in forming brain components and it is also a good nutrient for baby. Therefore, one should never reject fats but take it with care and not excessively.

Minerals

Minerals consist of zinc, iodine, magnesium, calcium, iron, selenium, natrium and many more. Minerals is important in forming and growing of bones and also maintaining a good health. Other than zinc, most of the minerals can be found in foods.

Source Of Foods

  • Zinc:Sesame,Soybean,Oyster,Egg Yolk.
  • Iodine:Kelp,Seaweed,Salmon
  • Magnesium:Soybean,Almond,Nuts,Salmon,Tuna.
  • Manganese:Buckwheat、oat.

Iron

According to traditional chinese medicine, foods contained with iron will enhance the flow of blood and can normally find it in red-colored foods. It is advised that postnatal mother should consume it. Source Of Foods:red bean,red Amaranth,Gynura Bicolor,seaweed,Nostoc flagelliforme,cherry,pig's liver,pig's waist and red meat.

Calcium

Calcium supplies the necessary nutrient to the baby on it’s growth. When breastfeeding mother has not enough intake of calcium in her diet, in order to maintain a stable amount of calcium in the breast milk, calcium will be released from the bone of the mother to supply it to the breast milk. Therefore, to avoid having osteoporosis in the future, breastfeeding mother is advised to consume foods with rich calcium.

Vitamins

Vitamins is essential for metabolism for human body. Besides, it is also one of the elements in the formation of enzyme, helping on the internal chemical reaction in the body, and one of the elements of hormone. Vitamins is vital to the mother and baby.

Source Of Foods:

  • Vitamin A: sweet potato,carrot,spinach,broccoli.
  • Vitamin C: broccoli,pepper.
  • Vitamin B1: red bean,nuts,oat,wheat, lean meat,internal organ of animal
  • VitaminB2: brown rice,oat,sesame,walnut,yeast.
  • Vitamin B12: clam,egg,cheese,meat,dairy products

Nature of Food

Daily foods and Common Chinese Medicine Attributes

Mild Attribute Foods

Fruits: cherry, guava, pineapple, Citrus Japonica, waxberry, peach, almond, chestnut.
Vegetables: carrot, rape flower, mustard leaf, pumpkin, leek. Vegetables and Meat: glutinous rice, brown sugar, malt sugar, onion, caraway, ginger, scallion, fennel, vinegar, meat, chicken,prawn, eel, mussels, goat's milk, clam.
Ingredients of Chinese Medicine: astragalus, cordyceps sinensis, red date, Chinese magnolia vine Fruit, eleutherococcus senticosus, hot ground, Angelica, fleece-flower root, longan, lilac, eucommia.

Mild Foods

Fruits: grape, lemon, papaya, chinese lute, plum.
Vegetables: Chrysanthemum, broccoli, cabbage, peas four seasons bean.
Vegetables and Meats: peanut, black fungus, corn, olive, soyamilk, rice, brown rice, soybean, blackbean, red sugar, fish, pork, egg, bird's nest.
Ingredient of Chinese Medicine: radix codonopsis, poria, chinese yam, black bean, Wolfberry.

Cool Attribute Foods

Fruits:wax apple, tomato, sugar cane, melon, orange.
Vegetable: white radish, bottle gourd, wintermelon, chinese squash, cucumber, mangosteen, lotus root, celery, cress, romaine lettuce, eggplant, water chestnut, champignon, winter mushroom, mushroom and many more types.
Grains and Meats:white fungus gourd, green bean, tofu, tea, sesame oil, ginger skin, fig, honey, silky chicken, duck, crab, turtle, egg white, milk, rice. Most of the fish have cool attributes, however, adding ginger into cooking will warmer it.
Ingredient of Chinese Medicine: dendrobium, polygonatum sibiricum, ophiopogon, lily, lady bell root, barley, ganoderma.

Cold Attribute Foods

Fruits: watermelon, pear, grapefruit, raisin, coconut, oranges, drgonfruit, carambola, persimmon, banana, mulbery, kiwi. Vegetable: cucumber, bitter melon, water spinach, water bamboo, sprouts, seaweed, kelp, watercress, fermented soya beans, water chestnuts, chinese cabbage, aloe vera.
Grains and Meats: wheat, buckwheat, salt, soy sauce, sugar, clams, mussels.
Ingredient Chinese Medicine:cassia, fiveleaf gynostemma herb, chrysanthenum.

Heat Attribute Foods

Fruits: durian, longan, lychee.
Grains and Meats: chilli, dried ginger, black sesame oil, pepper, lamb, walnut, anything which is smoked, grilled and fried, coffee, curry, alcohol, smoking, betel palm.
Ingredient of Chinese Medicine: sesame chicken, ginger duck, lamb port, Shi Quan Da Bu Soup, four agents decoction, cinnamon, velvet antler.

Irritational Food

Could worsen skin dermatitis, acne, inflammatory lesions: coriander, mango, bamboo shoots, Pig’s head skin, champignon, mushroom, goose and unfresh seafood.

Bloated Food

sweet potato, yam, potato, cabbage, mlik, cooked egg, soft drinks.


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