Kindi's Journey Kindi's Journey: Week 14 - Page 7

HEALTH TIP Baptist Health Four Health Tips for New Moms 1. Rest when you can. Try to sleep when your baby sleeps and take naps during the day. Let others help with the chores or going to the grocery until you feel more rested or the baby begins sleeping for longer periods at nights. 2. Boost your immune system. Get a flu shot. Eat lots of lean proteins, dark greens and antioxidant-rich foods. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Wash your hands often, especially after changing diapers. 3. Avoid dieting. Even if you’re in a hurry to get back to your original shape, don’t skip meals or drastically cut back on calories. In fact, if you’re breastfeeding, eat an additional 500 calories a day. 4. Socialize. New mothers are on duty 24/7. Get out of the house and see friends or make new ones. A lot of moms bring their baby and stroller to the Zoo to walk. It’s a great way to meet other moms and get some exercise. See final page for link to more tips. Kindi’s Journey brought to you by