Three-Day Post-Op Ostomy Nutrition Guide
Nutrition is a key component of ostomy care that is often overlooked, but can make a huge impact in your overall recovery after your stoma surgery!
I teamed up with Kerri Holman of OstomyRN to create a three-day post-op guide for new ostomates. This guide provides a sample three-day low-fiber meal plan as well as some ostomy care tips and tricks for new ostomates.
Want more tips?
Here are Danielle and Kerri’s top 7 tips for new ostomates:
● Consume smaller meals, more often.
● Chew like a chipmunk.
● Include lean, protein-rich foods with each meal and snack.
● Add new foods one at a time in small amounts and chew well.
● Slowly increase the amount of food you eat.
● Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and avoid the use of straws.
● Prep supplies so you’ll be ready for the next pouch change or a leak
This is not an all-inclusive list of everything you need to know about your ostomy and nutrition rather, a launching pad to get you thinking about your nutrition and ostomy care. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Danielle at daniell[email protected] and/or Kerri at [email protected]
Kerri Holman is the owner of OstomyRN and a certified wound ostomy nurse. Her tele-health ostomy care provides virtual ostomy support nationwide as well as in-home ostomy care visits in the Denver-Metro area. She’s worked with adults and children and in a variety of settings. To book an ostomy consultation with Kerri, checkout www.ostomyrn.com.
Burgess-Stocks, J. (2019) Eating with an Ostomy: A Comprehensive Nutrition Guide for Those Living with an Ostomy, United Ostomy Associations of America.