Few diet modifications are required for the first few weeks after your colostomy. This helps to prevent discomfort while your colon still heals.
It is best to eat mostly bland, low-fiber foods for the first few weeks after your surgery. Bland foods are easy-to-digest and help in avoiding uncomfortable symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating and gas.
In milk and dairy, include low fat or non-dairy milk such as soy milk, cheese, yogurt, low-fat ice-cream, etc.
High fibre, high-fat foods, such as fried meat, poultry should be limited.
Whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread, brown rice, bran cereal, quinoa, and buckwheat should be avoided.
Have pulp free juice and peeled fruits. You can avoid raw fruits with skin such as apples, grapes, strawberries, etc.
Consume lots of water, tea, coffee, buttermilk, and non-carbonated drinks.