Many cultures have unique postnatal eating customs, using natural foods and herbs to rejuvenate mothers after pregnancy. Dr. Sharon Okonkwo-Holmes, KPSOM Instructor of Clinical Science and a Family Medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center, shares how her Nigerian emigrant mother fed her soup from her native country in “How Food Traditions Nourish New Moms,” a story exploring these time-honored practices, which are not uncommon among new parents of color and/or from immigrant families.
From The New York Times:
Can traditional foods help new moms?
KPSOM instructor recounts how a traditional family recipe aided her postpartum recovery