New mothers are advised to eat a pure balanced diet. Sattvic food is easily digested which helps in recovery. Sattvic diet means food with sattva quality.
This includes seasonal fruits, seeds, dry fruits, milk products, pulses, ripe vegetables and whole grains.
According to Ayurveda, new mothers have to take nourishment from good fats and this is considered to be sattvik. It brings peace and balance to the mind and also helps in falling asleep.