Postpartum Nutrition: What New Moms Really Need

“Eat when you’re hungry. Stop when you’re full. Listen to your body.” I got these words of wisdom from Jessica Diamond, MPH, RDN as she helped me understand what new moms really need to replenish, rebuild and recover after childbirth. Those fancy letters after her name mean that Jessica is a maternal and child registered dietitian and nutritionist, and she’s taught me so much about the good, the bad, and the don’t-feel-guilty of postpartum nutrition.

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This post is a part of our baby essentials series by Monica Banks, founder of Gugu Guru – the ultimate baby registry discovery site for style-savvy moms.

Just a quick note for all you expectant and new mamas out there before we go into our product recommendations: Always remember that while feeling down and experiencing a bout of the “baby blues” is normal and to be expected in the initial postpartum phase, if you’re really finding it hard to get your spirits back up, talk to your OB-GYN, doula or physician as soon as possible.

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