Lactating mothers often worry over the inadequacy of their breast milk supply. While this is unusual, improper feeding routines can reduce the volume of breast milk. A nursing mother should learn how to feed her baby appropriately. A balanced diet is also important to maintain a sufficient supply of breast milk. Fenugreek, alfalfa, fennel, and shatavari are galactagogues which can increase breast milk. Yoga, deep breathing, and meditation techniques can help you relax and give you the confidence to successfully breastfeed.
Foods high in fiber like oats, barley, brown rice, beans, and calcium-rich leafy greens can increase breast milk. Fenugreek, ginger, palm dates, moringa, and alfalfa also boost milk flow. Aside from a balanced diet, Ayurveda also recommends medicinal preparations with sesame, garlic, and shatavari. As always, check with your doctor first.
An avocado (130 g) a day meets 30% of your folate need for a stronger spine, skull, and brain of the fetus. This high-potassium, low-sodium fruit prevents leg cramps. It also packs in good doses of phosphorus, calcium, iron, and magnesium. As it helps absorb carotenoids better, by 15.3 times, even, toss it into salads and add its oil to salsa to keep your carotenoid levels high. Avocado oleic acid also enriches breast milk.
Ghee - Improves digestion, nourishes tissue, strengthens the immune system, Oatmeal - Increases milk production, Pomegranate - blood purifier, rich in antioxidants and a symbol of fertility, Ginger - stops uterine bleeding and increases immunity, Garlic - increases milk supply and detoxifies the body after birth, Raspberry leaf - phosphorous and vitamins.
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