C-section mommies, eating these foods can be dangerous!

So you just had a c-section and are overwhelmed by the umpteen advice you are receiving, leaving you totally confused. Well, we totally get it. While c-section definitely is a big surgery, trends have definitely changed from what it was and it has become a common thing these days. However, a few guidelines must definitely be followed to avoid unnecessary problems after the delivery and enjoy your motherhood to the maximum.

Diet is one major concern, especially after a c-section delivery. So, make sure you strictly stay away from these foods to ensure your tummy and your little one is happy!

Eggs

This is one food you clearly cannot include in your c-section diet. Eggs are known to cause flatulence in babies and mothers, which can be painful post a c-section surgery.

Raw and cold foods

Raw and cold foods like cabbage and watermelon can be dangerous for c-section moms as they obstruct normal blood flow.

Red Chili

We agree Indians cannot cook a meal without this spice, but this is definitely a big enemy for mommies after a c-section. Red chili can cause heart burn and flatulence to the mother and the baby. Swap it with finely ground black pepper!

Rice

Avoiding rice at least for a few days after c-section, especially if you are diabetic will help stabilise your blood sugar levels. The high blood sugars from rice can interfere with the scar and may prolong the healing. Take brown rice as it supplies energy minus the extra calories.

Gas forming foods

Gas forming foods include a whole lot of pulses and vegetables. Pulses like moong, red beans, chick peas, black-eyed beans, green peas might be rich in protein, but they also cause a lot of issues to the mother’s stomach, which will thereby affect the baby too. Likewise, vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, ladies finger etc can cause a gassy stomach and are best if avoided.

Caffeinated drinks

Beverages like tea and coffee should be consumed in moderate amounts due to their diuretic properties. Also, the excess caffeine in them can lead to growth problems in babies.

Things to remember

– Always spread out your meals, so that digestion happens at ease. Also, this way you can consume six small meals, as opposed to three heavy ones.

– Having a relaxed meal can be tough with a new born around. However, make sure you take your time and chew your food, instead of just gulping it down.

– Include a lot of yogurt to your diet as it can restore the good bacteria in your stomach and also relieve you from constipation or gas.

– Try and include lots of home cooked meals and fresh fruits in your diet.

– Lastly, never go to bed as soon you finish your meal.  

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