How should I care for myself after my baby is born?
When you are breastfeeding, you have a higher need for some vitamins and minerals. For a personalized daily food plan click on the link below to get started on your Daily food plan for moms. While you are breastfeeding, your need for fluids increases. You may notice that you are thirstier than before. Drink enough water and other fluids to quench your thirst.

- Forget about housework and try to sleep when the baby sleeps.
- When you are tired, lie down for feedings.
- Eat enough food to satisfy your hunger and have something to drink or eat beside you each time you sit down to nurse.
- Keep meals simple — such as a sandwich, soup, and fruit.
- And limit caffeinated drinks to no more than two a day.
- Check with your doctor before taking any medications.
Daily Food Plan for Moms

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1. Is my body ready to breastfeed?
2. How do I know when my baby is hungry?
3. How should I hold my baby when I feed him?
4. What is Laid-back breastfeeding?
5. My breasts feel too full. Do I have too much milk?
6. How can I tell if my baby is getting enough to eat?
7. How do I know my baby is full?
8. How do I feed my sleepy baby?
9. Do I have too little milk?
10. Engorgement and Plugged Ducts
11. Do I have flat or inverted nipples?
12. Sore nipples
13. How do I calm my fussy baby?
14. Calming a Colicky Breastfed Baby
15. Breastmilk Storage and Collection
16. How should I care for myself after my baby is born?
17. How do I know when to call my doctor?
18. Vitamin D and Breastfeeding
19. What are my rights as a breastfeeding mother?
20. Will I spoil my baby if I pick him up when he cries?
21. What if my family doesn't support breastfeeding?