Mastering the Postpartum Routine: A Guide for New Moms

Mastering the Postpartum Routine: A Guide for New Moms

postpartum May 22, 2024

As a new mom navigating the postpartum journey, establishing a practical routine can provide much-needed structure and stability amidst the chaos of caring for a newborn. Here are some tips to help you create a postpartum routine that works for you and your little one:

Prioritize Rest and Recovery

The postpartum period is a time of healing and adjustment, so it's crucial to prioritize rest and recovery. Whenever possible, sleep when you have a short pocket of time & prioritize an earlier bedtime.  Don't hesitate to ask for help from loved ones with household tasks and meal preparation.

Create a Flexible Schedule

While routines can be comforting, it's essential to maintain flexibility, especially in the early days when your baby's needs can fluctuate. Start by scheduling self-care activities like walking outside with your baby, meditation or deep breathing (especially while feeding your baby), and eating nutritious meals. 

Incorporate Self-Care Activities

Taking care of yourself is not selfish; it's essential for your physical and mental well-being, which ultimately benefits your baby. Incorporate self-care activities into your routine, such as:

  • Gentle exercise like postpartum yoga, stretching or walking
  • Mindfulness practices like deep breathing or meditation
  • Eating nutritious meals and snacks to fuel your body
  • Relaxing activities like reading or taking a warm shower or bath

Ask for Help

Don't try to do it all alone. Accept offers of support from loved ones, whether it's help with meal preparation, household chores, or simply providing company and encouragement.

Remember, establishing a postpartum routine is a process of trial and error. Be patient with yourself and your baby, and don't hesitate to adjust your routine as needed. With time and practice, you'll find a rhythm that works for your unique family dynamic.

You don't have to do this alone. If you want to feel your best mentally and physically after the baby, The Postpartum Shift is for you! 

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Hey mama,

I'm Brooke Miller,

Before becoming a mom, I chronically dieted & thought "eat less, move more" was the healthiest option. I dealt with exhaustion, mood swings, hormone imbalances (not getting a regular cycle), high cholesterol and weight cycling. I felt like something was wrong with me.

Before I got pregnant with my first son, I discovered the balanced nutrition approach I teach inside The Postpartum Shift. Once I implemented the framework, I was energized, gained strength, got my period back, lowered my cholesterol & maintained my healthiest weight. I continued this during my pregnancies & postpartum periods and recovered quickly after birth, made more than enough milk for my babies, had energy (even with the sleep deprivation) & stable mood. Postpartum was really enjoyable.

With a decade of experience as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Counselor, I created The Postpartum Shift to help moms boost energy, mood, metabolism & milk supply to have a stress-free & enjoyable postpartum experience.




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