Motherhood brings with itself a lot of happiness along with a lot of responsibilities. While the cute activities of little one brings smile on your face, their notorious behaviour and added work load makes you fatigued, weak, dull, and exhausted. As a mother, you should remain active and healthy to take better care of your child as the saying goes like “a happy and healthy mother makes a happy and a healthy child”. So, below are a few life hacks that can make you raise your child while being in a healthy state.
1 Take naps whenever possible
Waking up late at night and getting up abruptly from deep sleep makes you weak and dull. But, it is normal with small kids by your side. So, get some time to take a quick nap to recharge yourself with the required energy. Not getting proper sleep may give you headache, lack of appetite, nausea, post partum depression, and other health problems.
2 Make the most out of child’s nap time
Making your child sleep is a big accomplishment. Use this time to prepare some healthy snacks for yourself. If you are on a weight loss diet after pregnancy, make sure you are getting enough nutrition. Prepare a healthy diet plan and get your stuffs ready when your child is sleeping.
3 Exercise regularly
Exercising can infuse energy in your body. Moreover, your lower back needs support and strength to let you carry your baby comfortably. Do some stretching exercises and lower back exercise to bring back your lower back to the pre-pregnancy state.
4 Follow breastfeeding tips
Do not overfeed your baby and plan for your own feeding too. It means, if you are breastfeeding your child, maintain a timetable as babies keep on insisting for milk even when they are full. You need to take extra 400 to 500 calories every day to maintain your energy levels. While nursing your child, you might feel more hungry. So, keep some crunchy fruits and veggies handy for munching anytime.
5 Never skip breakfast
Morning time is the busiest time which might keep you busy in feeding your child, giving him shower, taking care of his potty time and other stuffs. But, this does not mean you skip your breakfast. Make sure you have a protein rich breakfast and fruit juice on time.
6 Drink a lot
Keep yourself always hydrated. If you are breastfeeding your child, you would not even understand when your body got dehydrated. So, keep on drinking water and other healthy drinks to feel energetic. Include milk in your diet also and try to drink a glass of warm milk at bedtime.
After following all these health tips for a new mother, you still feel exhausted and dull, then you might need some nutritional supplement. However, it is always advisable to seek medical help and get prescribed by a registered gynaecologist to start any medicine or supplement. So, schedule an appointment with your doctor and follow his/her instructions to keep healthy.