Tips for new Mums

Motherhood is an exciting time for new mums, but it can also bring nervousness and worry. Here are our top tips for enjoying new motherhood.

1. Eat well

Breastfeeding is demanding on your body. It’s important to eat a healthy diet to make sure your body gets the extra energy and nutrients it needs to keep up with the increasing demands. Eating from the five food groups will provide you good nutrition, however you may also like to use a pregnancy and breastfeeding nutritional supplement like MamaCare to boost your intake, especially if eating enough is a challenge.

2. Get some rest

Life with a new baby can be exhausting. It’s important to get as much rest as you can. If your energy is flagging during the day, try taking a short nap next to your baby when they sleep.

3. Get some exercise

When you’re feeling up to it, put your baby in the baby in the stroller and go for a walk. It will clear your mind and remind you that there is a world outside of your four walls.

4. Accept offers of help

New motherhood is hard – you have a newborn baby in the house and you’re still recovering from the birth. If someone offers to bring over a meal or babysit for an hour, take the offer.

5. Prepare to be a bit disorganised

Newborn babies have their own schedule, which may make you feel a little out of control. For the first few weeks, just go with the flow, and learn as much about your baby as you can.

6. Finding a routine

Some parents opt for little or no routine at all and are happy to follow their baby’s lead. Other parents find that a very simple, flexible routine seems to help their baby, and helps them feel more in control. Try not to get bogged down listening to other parents’ routines and listen to your baby to find a routine that works for you.

7. Take care of yourself

Sometimes a good day will be just feeding and comforting your baby, getting out of your pyjamas and having a shower – this is absolutely fine. Try to rest whenever you can and give yourself time to get to know your baby. Just try to be as kind to yourself as you are to your baby. Remember this is new to both of you and you are doing a great job.

What are Essential nutrients for New mums

Breastfeeding mothers require more kilojoules and protein than during pregnancy, due to the extra work required by the body to produce breast milk while recovering from childbirth. Women are recommended to consume more grains and cereals, legumes and vegetables to make up the extra requirements for energy and protein.

During breastfeeding, requirements for some other nutrients such as Folic Acid, Iron and Iodine remain high. MamaCare provides these nutrients, as well as protein and energy in a convenient format that’s easy to make while breastfeeding or while carrying around a sleeping baby.

Nutrition for New Mums

Nutrition Tips For New Moms By MamaCare

When you become a new Mum, naturally, caring for your baby is your first priority, but don’t forget to look after yourself as well.

Pregnancy and childbirth places an enormous strain on your body and after giving birth, your body’s reserves of iron and other vitamins and minerals will certainly have become depleted. Whether your baby is breast or bottle fed, it is important that you take care of your health and wellbeing so that you recover quickly from your baby’s birth as well as have the energy to cope with the demands of a newborn.

As a new Mum, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby is to enjoy a healthy diet. You can’t afford to get sick so it is best to follow a healthy balanced diet which is based on a range of 5 basic food groups such as:

  • Vegetables of different types and colours and Legumes and beans Fruit
  • Grain foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high fibre varieties such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta and noodles
  • Dairy foods like Milk, Cheese and Yoghurt
  • Protein, such as Lean Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Nuts and Seeds

New mothers are also advised to enhance their diet with a nutritional supplement like MamaCare. MamaCare is specifically formulated for women, before, during and after pregnancy. It contains over 25 essential vitamins and minerals which help support the increased nutritional needs of pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as provide for your baby’s continued healthy development.

Meeting your baby for the first time is just wonderful; although it’s likely he or she will turn your life upside. It is very easy to feel overwhelmed by your new little bundle and leave you with little time for yourself. Your new life as a new mother will, for a while at least, include your baby’s constant demands to be fed, demands for your time and of course sleep deprivation; leaving you feeling totally exhausted and lacking in energy. This can result in a tendency to skip meals or snack on foods which are readily available and easy to eat, but which are quite low in nutrition.

It can be difficult to cover all your nutritional bases during those first busy few weeks with a new baby. MamaCare has been specially formulated to meet the increased nutritional needs of you and your growing baby. Never in a woman’s life is nutrition as important as when she is pregnant or breastfeeding. By taking a nutritional supplement (formulated specifically for nursing mothers), you can be sure that you and your growing baby are getting all the nourishment you both need.