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Which food items to have after delivery? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My wife had a Male baby on 21st Sep
User:by C section
User:and as the baby is premature
User:I need a list of food item which my Wife can take for more Health
User:and also she is feeding the baby too
Doctor:How is your wife now - does she have any problem?
User:she is fine but feeling restless and tired
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Many women experience different symptoms post partum secondary to stress of delivery, blood loss during pregnancy and some due hormonal changes.
Doctor:Restlessness and tiredness might be part of this post partum period.
Doctor:As far as list of things to be taken is concerned,
Doctor:Obstetric and gynecologist recommendation is that
Doctor:every women take iron and calcium supplements at least for 3 months during post partum period.
Doctor:If your wife is taking them she can continue to take it.
User:yeah she is taking TABLETS
Doctor:If not discuss with your gynecologist and start them.
User:is it oky
Doctor:Yes, that
Doctor:*that's fine.
Doctor:Encourage her to take iron and calcium XXXXXXX supplement.
Doctor:If you are a non vegetarian, non veg food on alternate day is a good choice since it is XXXXXXX in both
Doctor:Further a protein XXXXXXX food including milk, soya products, millets, egg, fish, cereals and pulses are good diet products.
Doctor:Include these dietary products along with fruits and vegetables.
User:we are vegetarian
Doctor:That should keep her healthy, help her feed the baby healthily.
User:can you please arrange a Dietiatian's call
Doctor:If you are a vegetarian then milk, legumes, soya products, milk products, millets, cereals, pulses, all fruits and vegetables are excellent choices of food during this period.
User:I need a Dietitian call immediately and a Diet Plan accordingly
User:people say that cereals might create digestion issues to baby thr Feeds
User:is that true
Doctor:I will arrange a call with the customercare support team who will guide you with diet plans.
Doctor:Cereals are good is protein and calcium.
Doctor:Whole whole grain products.
Doctor:There are refined cereals - those can cause digestions issues.
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