hello mam, happy to inform u that a baby girl was born to me on 19 nov 19. this is my second delivery. i hv 3 years old son also, now i want to know how i can take care of my self.. how much rest is required? after how many days i can start household chores? also want diet plan.. please guide me,

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Our heartiest congratulations on the new arrival. You need to avoid heavy work, bending forward, squatting , sitting on floor and picking up weights for 6 weeks. Avoid spicy, fried and stale food and food cooked outside. Visit your doctor for a checkup , to make sure that healing is complete and for prescription of supplements. You need to both relax and take care of diet to help in lactation. Few suggestions are take a balanced diet of cereals (esp dalia, bajra), green leafy vegetables (esp methi, mustard leaves), dals ,legumes (masoor. black channa, soybean), fruits, milk products, eggs , vegetables and leafy greens, eggs and meat. Do take almonds, cashew, walnuts, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, dates, raisins, cumin seeds, methi seeds, ajwain, dried ginger, jaggery etc. You should also take ample fluids in the form of lukewarm water, zeera water, soups, buttermilk, ajwain water, milk etc. You may also read a blog for ths on our website, link is given https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/-8-nutrition-tips-for-breastfeeding-mothers/539 I hope this helps.

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