The customary postpartum visit with the obstetric care provider offers a valuable opportunity to assess problems relating to the mother's nutritional status and breastfeeding experience.
How many hours of sleep are you able to get?
Have you gone to work outside your home or to school? If not, Are you planning to do so?
How many times a day do you eat?
About how many glasses or cups of fluids are you drinking every day?
How do you feel about your weight now?
If the mother is concerned about excessive weight, ask: Are you trying to lose weight? How? What is your weight loss goal?
Are you continuing to breastfeed your baby? If mother is breastfeeding with or without supplementary formula, ask:
How many times a day do you breastfeed your baby?
When do you alternate your breasts?
How is breastfeeding going for you?