Nutrition and Diet
This page contains article, video, book, service, and advocacy resources for postpartum nutrition and diet. The links lead to websites where you can read or watch content, purchase books, or learn more about organization causes and services.
Articles and Video
Falciglia, Grace, et al. “Nutrition Education for Postpartum Women: A Pilot Study.” Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, Oct. 2014, pp. 275–278, doi:10.1177/2150131914528515.
M Chan, S & Nelson, Edmund & S F Leung, S & Cheung, Peter & Li, Chi Yin. (2000). Special postpartum dietary practices of Hong Kong Chinese women. European journal of clinical nutrition. 54. 797-802. 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601095.
Boghossian, Nansi S, et al. “Dietary Patterns in Association with Postpartum Weight Retention.” OUP Academic, Oxford University Press, 10 Apr. 2013, academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/97/6/1338/4576884.
Delgado, H, et al. “Effect of Maternal Nutritional Status and Infant Supplementation during Lactation on Postpartum Amenorrhea.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1 Oct. 1979, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/484617.
“Diet and Weight Loss While Breastfeeding.” Australian Breastfeeding Association, 1 Aug. 2017, www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/common-concerns%E2%80%93mum/diet.
Khan, Sheri Lyn Parpia. “Maternal Nutrition during Breastfeeding.” La Leche League International, Mar. 2004, llli.net/nb/nbmarapr04p44.html.
Kindelan, Katie. “Postpartum Life: Can Your Diet after Giving Birth Affect Your Mental Health?” ABC News, ABC News Network, 31 May 2018, abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/postpartum-life-diet-giving-birth-affect-mental-health/story?id=54201395.
“What Is Chinese Confinement Diet ?” What To Cook Today, 20 Nov. 2017, whattocooktoday.com/chinese-confinement.html.
These articles are related to the postpartum experience. We welcome your literature search efforts. Please add to this list through our CONTACT PAGE.
AAPI Health Research Group, From Mothers to Mothers - A Collection of Traditional Asian Postpartum Recipes, AAPIHRG, 2017.
Ou, Heng, First Forty Days: the Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2016.
Johnson, Kimberly A, The Fourth Trimester-a postpartum guide to healing your body, balancing your emotions and restoring your vitality, Shambhala Publications, 2017.
Jones, Julia. Nourishing Newborn Mothers: Ayurvedic Recipes to Heal Your Mind, Body and Soul After Childbirth. Newborn Mothers, 2018.
Clark, Demetria. Birth Arts International Postpartum Beverages for Health and Vitality. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2014.
Service and Advocacy
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