Motherhood is not easy. Post baby birth , a mother is emotionally and physically drained out of energy. Plus the frequent nursing , sleeplessness , stress , strain , up and down hormones the picture is very bad. At the end of the day after the pooping-feeding-burping cycle you just wish to relax. But since the baby stays awake and plays even in the wee hours , even your sleep goes for a toss. All these take a great toll on your health as well as your emotions. You feel tired and exhausted all the time . Here are the 6 energy boosters for new moms .
1. PROPER MEALS
Feeding a baby requires a lot of energy. As a new mom you should have a proper balanced meal . Regular healthy snacks can also be included. Please don’t worry about calories or diets soon after baby birth. Just sit back and enjoy the meals. Make sure no meals are skipped by you which could leave you moody and irritated
2. HYDRATION AT REGULAR INTERVALS
Hydration is a must requirement here. Hydrate as and when you can . Have juice , milk shakes or even plain water every 1 or 2 hours. If you are a breastfeeding mom, it will help your body to produce the breast milk required for your baby.
3. STRESS FREE ENVIRONMENT
A new mother will be at the peak of stress post baby mainly due to sleeplessness. Seek help of someone to take care of your baby while you sleep for sometime . Keep a maid or ask for help from your family when needed
4. HEALTHY SNACKING
Always opt for healthy snacks rather than indulging in heavy oily ones which could leave you with heart burns and indigestion. Nuts , fruits , steamed veggies are all healthy snacking options which could help you clear your bowels too
5. REST AND LIGHT EXERCISES
Ideally post 6 or 7 weeks of baby , a mom can start regular walks . Try to speak to your gyno about your health and the light exercises you could start with.
Take plenty of bed rest. Your body will take time to get back to the pre pregnancy form , so take as much rest as you can.
6. MEE MEE TIME
Even though you don’t have time to indulge in beauty treatments , seek someone’s help in combing your hair or massaging your body during bath. Always take a mee mee time. Handover your baby to someone like your mom or maid for a short period of time while you can indulge in your favorite food / catch up with your favorite TV show.
Gradually you can have mee mee times in terms of reading books / spending time for self grooming in beauty parlor/ meet friends when you have someone to take care of your baby. You can even have an outing with your baby and hubby post 2-3 months once your stitches are healed and strength is regained.
so momma which is your favorite way of boosting up your energy ?