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Postpartum advice

 

During the postpartum period, the woman is advised of the following

·        Nutrition

ü Drink two liters of water a day, especially in the first weeks after birth.

ü Take iron and calcium pills for at least three months after birth because of their importance in breastfeeding.

ü For breastfeeding women: You need to consume an additional 500 calories to produce enough milk.

ü Eat iron-rich foods, especially from animal sources. To enhance iron absorption, she must eat foods rich in iron sources with foods rich in vitamin C.

·        Sports activity:

ü Practicing physical activity where it is not recommended to stay in bed for long periods.

ü Practicing light-intensity sports such as walking.

·        Pregnancy spacing