As I've argued before, it's easy to get too worked up about what you should and shouldn't eat during pregnancy. The same goes for post-partum nutrition.
While ensuring a healthy diet for you and your (now larger) family is important, this is primarily a case of eating a balanced, diverse diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and not too many sweet treats, processed foods, salt or saturated fats. In other words, you should eat pretty much what you should be eating anyway.
Having said that, there are certain dietary considerations you may want to keep in mind as you recover from labor and start establishing your new daily routine. Here are a few key points:
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