Postpartum anxiety (PPA) is more intense and persistent compared to new parent worry, and often the worry is not based on a real problem or threat. Postpartum Anxiety differs from Postpartum depression (PPD) because PPD includes being constantly sad accompanied by a loss of interest. Baby blues on the other hand is less severe than PPD and only lasts a few days.
Besides the nutritional benefits of breastfeeding both for your and your baby, there is evidence that suggests its positive effects on postpartum weight loss. While breastfeeding, your body needs more calories and your diet is very important to supply your baby the necessary amount of milk. You should be consuming vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains and protein and fiber rich food on a regular basis. Additionally, you need to keep your body hydrated since breastfeeding causes your body to lose more fluids. This type of a diet is not only good for your milk supply, it will also help you to stay healthier.Continue reading