Giving birth to your little one can be a truly magical experience. You met your baby for the very first time and are ready to give all your attention and time to your baby. There is also the added fact that your baby needs you for everything from food to nappy changes to putting them to sleep - meaning that they need 24/7 care.
Often, this leads to mothers forgetting about their own postpartum recovery. But giving birth is a lot of exertion for your body. So, it is very important for you to focus on your recovery. If you don’t take care of yourself now, you won’t have the energy to take care of your little one.
Here are a few basic tips for your postpartum recovery:
1. Prioritise On Sleep
Sleep will allow your body to recover and heal itself naturally. It is necessary for new moms to get at least 7 hours of sleep every day. Inadequate sleep can put you in a bad mood which can affect your baby. Do not shy away from asking for help. Take plenty of naps during the day if you cannot get a continuous bout of sleep.
2. Use A Warm Oil
Before you step in for a bath, massage your skin gently with some oil. It is a good idea to warm the oil up a bit before using it as it can further help relieve the pain. It will also help soothe the skin and provide relaxation.
Himalaya Toning Massage Oil has a soothing Lavender aroma which helps lift your mood. It also contains Aloe Vera, Winter Cherry and Sesame Oil which help tone and firm up the skin.
3. Exfoliate Your Skin
Just because you need to avoid drinking coffee now doesn’t mean you have to avoid it for your skin. Mix a bit of coffee powder, coconut oil and honey and use it as a pocket friendly scrub. Make sure you don’t use this over any sensitive areas or areas that are still healing. The best part if that this scrub can help fade scars with time.
4. Use A Nipple Care Cream
On average, babies need to be fed 10-12 times in a day. It is important to cleanse and moisturise your skin after each feeding to prevent cracks and itching. Himalaya Nipple Care Butter contains Kokum Butter and Virgin Coconut Oil to effectively help heal sore, cracked nipples, reduce itching and maintain moisturization of the skin.
5. Drink Plenty Of Water
Since you are breastfeeding your baby, you will actually need more fluids than usual. Not drinking enough water can lead to skin breakouts. It may also lead to dry skin problems for some. This is partly due to all the hormonal changes in your body.
These are the most essential tips you need to follow for postpartum recovery. Self care is essential for your health and is a part of taking care of your baby. Without taking care of yourself, it would be very difficult to take care of your baby. Himalaya FOR MOMS is your perfect partner during the postpartum recovery phase. They are specifically designed for new and expecting moms. Do check out their products for your journey to recovery.