Sleepless nights and hormonal havoc can leave new moms feeling dull and less-than-radiant. Toss in the adjustment to your post-baby body and it’s natural to feel extra-sensitive about your appearance. We know that between feedings and diaper changes even squeezing in a daily shower is hard, so here are some tips to help you feel your best and look your best in the first weeks after baby is born.
Nursing moms should drink at least 64 oz of fluids throughout the day. Make it easier by sharing a drink with baby! Before you sit down to nurse, be sure to put a glass of water, herbal tea, juice, or a nutritional drink like Glow Mama at your favorite nursing spot.
Snack Well, Snack Often
You may be anxious to lose weight, but in the fourth trimester your body still requires more than 500 extra calories a day. Keep cut vegetables, fruit, cheese and crackers, nuts, yogurt, cottage cheese, bean dips, and hard boiled eggs on hand for easy-to-grab, healthy snacks.
Replenish Your Nutrients
Pregnancy might be over, but your body is still hard at work now that you’re nursing. Even with prenatal vitamins, growing a baby may deplete the body’s stores of nutrients. Ask your health care provider to make a recommendation for a postpartum vitamin. Specially formulated to support hormone rebalancing and replace lost nutrients like calcium, postpartum vitamins also help you stay energized.
Keep Your Pregnancy Glow
Fatigue shows in your face, but even sleep-deprived new moms can glow with a little help from Youth Glow Omega Face Complex. This marvelous facial oil is infused with organic citrus and nut oils to add warmth to your skin as it moisturizes.
Treat Your Eyes and Lips
If a shower is hard to come by, make up is near impossible! Focus on your eyes and lips with just a few steps. First, fight dark circles and puffiness with twice daily treatments of Eye Brightening Cream or Organic Cucumber Eye Gel. Gently blend a touch of concealer under your lower lid. Finally, add a dab of lip gloss, or even some of your nipple cream, to bring a quick shine to your smile.
From the moms at Maternitique, an online maternity store offering carefully screened natural products that are good for moms and safe for babies. Motherhood is beautiful.