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Question: My baby is 6 months old and could you suggest me food to
increase my breast milk
Answer: Hi dear,
You can follow the tips to increasee you breastmilk supply:
breastfeed often.more you feed, more milk is produced, keep yourself well hydrated.lack of water in body could effect breastmilk supply.keep a bottle of water while you breastfeed, oats cookies are beneficial to increase breastmilk.mix it with various dryfruits with few poppy seeds( khas-khas),with desi ghee,lot of fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits,fenugreek and fennel seeds in diet.you can also soak fennel seeds in water overnight and drink it up daily,prenatal vitamins,like calcium and iron would also help you in the process, take proper rest.to exhaustive body could hamper your breastmilk production too
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Question: Please suggest food to increase breast milk.
Fenugreek is considered a good remedy for stimulating the milk-producing glands. Fenugreek contains phytoestrogens that help increase breast milk production. It is believed that it stimulates sweat gland activity; mammary glands are modified sweat glands.
Fennel seeds also help increase breast milk production. This herb acts as a galactogogue, a substance that helps the body produce more breast milk. Plus, fennel seeds aid digestion and help prevent colic pain in small babies.
Add one tablespoon of fennel seeds to one cup of hot water. Cover the cup, let it steep for 30 minutes, and then strain the solution. Drink the tea twice daily for a month.
Cumin seeds are also believed to stimulate milk production. Plus, cumin seeds improve digetion. and provide relief from constipation, acidity and bloating. They are also a source of iron that provides strength to new mothers after childbirth.
Mix one teaspoon of cumin power with one teaspoon of sugar. Have this mixture with a glass of warm milk daily before going to bed for a few weeks.
According to Ayurveda, cinnamon will also help to increase secretion of breast milk. When nursing mothers eat cinnamon, it helps improve the flavor of breast milk that many babies seem to like. Plus, it helps delay the occurrence of menstruation after childbirth and prevents early conception.
Mix a pinch of cinnamon powder and one-half teaspoon of honey.
Being an excellent galactagogue, garlic stimulates lactation. It has been found that nursing mothers who eat garlic tend to feed for a longer time, and babies even like the flavor of the milk.
Finely grate three garlic cloves.
Boil the grated garlic in one cup of water until the quantity is reduced to about one quarter.
Add a cup of milk to the mixture and bring it to a boil again.
Remove from heat, mix in one-half teaspoon of honey and strain it.
Drink it once daily, in the morning, during the breastfeeding period.
I don't have breast milk .
Could you please suggest what to eat for breast milk
Answer: Bottle gourd, spinach, asparagus, lady's finger, beans, garlic, fruits, water in good amount.
In nearby ayurvedic shops ask for trunapanchamula kashayam, that will also help in promotion of milk