3. Avoid inflammatory foods.
Nutrition is important for new mothers. Limit inflammatory foods like red meat, white bread, and fried foods. Try foods that are anti-inflammatory like berries, kale, broccoli, nuts, and seeds. Foods with amino acids, like chicken and salmon, can also help repair tissue.
4. Try painkillers.
It’s normal for a mother to have pain even as long as 2 weeks after a C-section. Doctors will likely prescribe anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen, which might need to be taken as much as 4 times a day for 2 weeks. Ask your doctor about medication, especially to determine what will be strong enough to address specific pain.