Ms. Pearl Savla-Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Start with clear liquids like clear vegetable soups, clear chicken broth, coconut water, dal water, tea or coffee without milk. You also need to sip on water in between other liquids to maintain adequate fluid intake. To start with very small amounts of liquids between 15-30 ml initially along with taking smaller sips and gradually increasing the quantity.
It is very important to incorporate additional protein supplement during this phase to preserve muscle tissues, prevent excess hair loss and to enhance wound healing. Low Fat milk/ yogurt/ curd/ buttermilk can be introduced. Avoid adding sugar to any of the liquids. The liquids should be completely blenderized without any lumps or pieces. The quantity of the feed should can be gradually increased as per tolerance level.
Begin consuming solid foods that have been puréed to a smooth consistency or moisten foods. Make sure to eat slowly and chew food thoroughly. Eat single foods and avoid combinations to ensure tolerance. Continue sipping on fluids in between meals and not along with the meals. Avoid taking breads, noodles, pasta etc as they may get stuck and be difficult to swallow post-surgery.
During this stage, you can expand the types of healthful foods you consume and try different textures of food. Always remember to chew your food thoroughly and eat slowly, and remember not to eat and drink together.
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Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon. Extremely passionate about her field of specialization. She completed her MBBS and MS in General Surgery in 2006, from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sewagram. Set up in 1967 by none other than the first health minister of India, Ms. Sushila Nayar, MGIMS is deeply rooted in Gandhian ethics. Read more