After you've had a Caesarean section, you can follow certain diet tips to help you recover faster, and to lessen your pain during that recovery. These tips should be imparted to all expectant mothers, whether on not they expect to have a Caesarean.
The main function of creating a diet for mothers to follow after a Caesarean delivery is to aid the stomach in digesting food easily, and to aid the bowels in emptying without strain. It is difficult to have a bowel movement after a Caesarean delivery without suture pain, so helping mothers digest and empty their bowels easily is key.
One of the main diet tips for mothers after a Caesarean delivery is to eat easily digestible foods. Do not eat any foods that will cause gas to form in the bowels. Foods that are recommended are cottage cheese, broth and yogurt. Avoid citrus juices, carbonated drinks and beans.
The ability to resume eating a normal diet depends on how quickly the recovery is. If the mother no longer has suture pain, and can have a normal, easy bowel movement, returning to a normal diet may be possible. Always consult your doctor before changing your Caesarean recovery diet.
If you are having a Caesarean section, drink plenty of clear liquids after delivery. These include water, herbal tea and non-citrus juices. Hydration will aid your body in elimination, and will quicken recovery time.
Ask your doctor or OB/GYN as many questions as you can regarding the Caesarean diet (or any diet tips for mothers after Caesarean delivery). The more you know, the better prepared you will be if you will have to undergo a Caesarean section.