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12 nutritious foods to eat in the first month after childbirth

The first few weeks home with your new baby can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. And though the first month postpartum would be a great time to focus on your health and wellbeing, self-care probably won't be at the top of your list. But you don't have to leave the house to take care of yourself, mama.

In fact, what you eat will go a long way to help you be, look and feel like your best self.

Now, I'm under no assumption that in your sleep-deprived state, you will want to chop vegetables and grilling chicken for a salad, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice eating healthy.

Here are 12 everyday items that are great to have in the house for those early weeks when you can't work out yet and when opening the refrigerator or cabinet is the most you are willing to take on.

1. Oatmeal

This complex carb is high in fiber and protein, so it will fill you up and keep you satisfied. Oats are also said to help with milk production if you're breastfeeding.

2. Nuts

These healthy fats also contain protein, so they make for a great snack, and you can easily grab a handful when you need a boost of energy. These healthy fats are crucial to your little one's organs and brain...

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