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Are their deitary recommendations other than high iron foods or an iron supplement for re-gaining strenght after childbirth and the associated blood loss?
 

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b vitamins help absorption of iron (i think) and are good for energy boost.<br><br>
i had my placenta encapsulated and got that 5 days pp--it has helped immensely.<br><br>
i lost A LOT of blood and 2 weeks later feel tons better--lots of supplementing.
 

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I drank a lot of pregnancy tea during my pregnancy and postpartum. Lots of good minerals. Red raspberry leaf, nettle, alfalfa, spearmint, and a few red clover blossoms was my mix. I still drink it daily.
 

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I hemorrhaged but I didn't do anything specific about it. I felt great the day after birth. I did the RRL tea while pregnant, but not religiously. I took prenatal vitamins, but was not so good about it postpartum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: I just ate good food and drank lots of water. Worked for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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A lot of cultures have food specifically for new mothers; I was asking my husband about this to try to figure out what exactly they are trying to do (what nutrients they are going for). He said there's a type of very plain chicken broth made with young chickens with bone in. The bones being in seemed to be integral. Then my neighbor made me some chicken stew from young chickens and it sure tasted good.<br><br>
I don't have any specific recommendations myself but may I also recommend a high fiber, high amount of water, <b>especially</b> when breastfeeding to prevent constipation.<br><br>
I saw these recipes<br><a href="http://www.pregnancyrecovery.com/recipes.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.pregnancyrecovery.com/recipes.cfm</a>
 

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I think liquid chlorophyll was very helpful for me in the days after birth. I felt pretty rough, weak, short of breath the next morning, drank a ton of chlorophyll water along with some iron, and felt pretty good by the next day or so.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A lot of cultures have food specifically for new mothers; I was asking my husband about this to try to figure out what exactly they are trying to do (what nutrients they are going for). He said there's a type of very plain chicken broth made with young chickens with bone in. <b>The bones being in seemed to be integral.</b> Then my neighbor made me some chicken stew from young chickens and it sure tasted good.</div>
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When the bones are left it minerals and gelatin are pulled out of them. Its very easy to digest. And very nutritious.
 
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