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Many new moms are worried about taking care of their babies, however, it's important that they don't forget to take care of themselves. Learn why mom fitness and health is also important.

How To Boost Energy

You're suddenly consumed with taking care of this new little person and this can leave you feeling tired and drained, no matter what. To help boost your energy, try to sleep when the baby sleeps. However, this isn't enough! It's also important to do what you can to boost energy with healthy foods. If you are strapped for time and find that it's difficult to cook, have a stash of healthy snacks on hand such as hard boiled eggs, whole grain breads and crackers, cheese, fruit and cereal, rather than cookies, chips and fast food.

Don't forget to drink water! Many breastfeeding moms think that they need to drink milk to make milk, but milk isn't necessary. Instead, focus on drinking water and juice.

How Mom's Health Affects Baby

If you're breastfeeding, you may not be able to enjoy your favorite foods again just yet. Breastfeeding moms shouldn't have more than two servings of oily fish a week so limit your portions of sardines, tuna and mackerel to two servings and one serving of swordfish, shark or marlin.

Too much caffeine cause sleeping problems with your baby so try to limit coffee, teas and sodas. Some moms with a family history of peanut allergies also choose to limit their exposure to peanuts.

Mom Health: Your Period

Many moms find that they bleed continuously for two to three weeks after their baby is born. After the birth, some women find that their periods return in only four weeks. Breastfeeding moms may not see their periods for six months or even longer. However, remember that it's possible to get pregnant while breastfeeding so don't skip birth control when you resume sexual activities.

 
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