7 Foods That Should Be in Your Postpartum Diet, According to a Dietitian

Salmon is a favorite because it contains omega-3s to decrease inflammation and lean protein to rebuild damaged tissues. 


Simply make stovetop or overnight oats, or get creative with oatmeal muffins or chunky monkey banana bread, which freeze nicely. 


While exhausted from baby care, spending hours in the kitchen is probably the last thing on your mind. Healthy fats and protein make nuts the perfect no-fuss power snack.

Nuts and nut butter

Ground beef, skirt steak, and brisket are great iron sources for labor-related blood loss. 


They provide protein, vitamin D for immunity, and choline for breastfeeding infants' brain development. 


Avocados, with 10 grams of fiber per cup and plenty of magnesium, are beneficial for postpartum constipation. 


Greek yogurt because it's high in protein and calcium, which is essential for pregnancy and bone health. Choose unsweetened types and add honey or maple syrup if desired. 

Greek yogurt