Nutrient needs continue to be elevated postpartum, particularly in women who choose to breastfeed.  Adequate Nutrition is important for breastfeeding. Any inadequacies in diet of mother can affect quantity of milk secreted and quality to some extent. As for quality, mother draws on her body reserves to meet to meet the needs of lactation at cost of her own health. The diet factor is very important in women post pregnancy. Some of the post natal recipes are  steamed rohu, green chapathi with sesame seeds, nutritious kebabs, soya sandwich, whole Bengal gram and cauliflower kebabs, refreshing gram drink , cardamom shake, Guava Drink, Soya methi chunks ,Alongwith the goodness of high quality soya protein, this recipe provides  plenty of Calcium and beta carotene.

The common problem faced by women post pregnancy in terms of loses, sagging skin and loss of elasticity.

 The newly launched post natal treatment “Shape up Mom” is keeping in mind the obesity factor in women post pregnancy.

Relaxation through Yoga - Nadi shodhana pranayama: - Sit in a comfortable cross legged pose. Place the hands on the knees. Keep the spine straight. Head should be slightly back. Keep the Eyes closed. Now adopt nasagra mudra (place tip of the index and middle fingers at eyebrow centre, keep the little finger free and use thumb and fourth finger to close and open the nostrils.). Breathe in through the left nostril and breathe out through the right and again breathe in through the right nostril and breathe out through the left nostril. This makes one round. Duration- 1 minute to 10 minutes. Awareness- on the incoming and outgoing breaths in the nostrils.

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