Nutrition and relaxation to avoid stress
After giving birth, a lot changes in your new life as a parent. As a mother you experience this in particular: a new daily routine and looking after the baby require a real talent for organisation. This unfamiliar stress, initial uncertainty, confusion and the resulting exhaustion can put a strain on your digestion. At these times, a fibre-rich diet with lots of fruit and sufficient fluids can be just as helpful as taking a break now and then and letting the father, parents or a friend look after the baby.
If you are taking painkillers or other medication, find out more about possible side effects for your digestion here. Even when lactating, you can still get your digestion moving with a laxative.