It’s in your interest to keep up your healthy eating habits after your baby is born.
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Sticking to Canada’s Food Guide is the best way to make sure you get all the nutritional elements you need. Eat a variety of foods every day from each of the four food groups: vegetables and fruit, grain products, milk and alternatives, and meat and alternatives.
Eating well after you give birth helps you
- Rebuild your nutritional reserves
- Maintain an adequate level of energy
- Reach and maintain a healthy weight
- Maintain or improve your health
Breast-feeding? Learn more about diet during the breast-feeding period in The mother’s diet.