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Mother’s Day special: Diet and nutrition tips for new moms


Shortly after delivering a baby, it may be tempting to begin a diet to lose off those extra kilos. But, resist the urge. You need the nutrition, and so does your little bundle of joy.

Dr Aruna Kalra, gynecologist and obstetrics surgeon, CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram, says, “A woman’s need for calories, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water increases after delivery. Nutrition is not only important for the baby but is also important for the mother’s current and future health status.”

Dr Kalra advocates for foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, protein and fibre, such as salmon, sardines, tuna, lean meat, chicken, eggs, beans and whole grain foods.

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