Question: Suddenly my breast milk production getting very low..unfortunately I have to give formula to my baby, & I don't want to give him formula..what can I do to increase breast milk production????
Answer: Hi.. even I face same problem.. use lactation granules. Eat something after every feed.. drink plenty of fluids.. take proper rest. Fengreek seeds should b taken.
Question: Hi am breast feeding mom of 3months 18days baby I feel like my milk production is low am worried
Answer: Hey Dear, I also had the same issue when my baby was born. Few tips which is used, tried and tested by me hope it will help. Try to offer ur baby more breast milk even if u hv low supply the more baby latch the more milk will produce so offer ur baby both the sides like 10 mins from left then another 10mins from right side. Doing this the milk glands will open and start produce milk. Other then this u can try zeera and ajwain water this will also help to make more milk. You can also try to increase ur milk supply by using breast pump with its suction power the milk glands can start producing milk. Include more milk products in ur diet like milk porridge (daliya) works very effectively and it's very very healthy for u too.
Question: My baby is 42 days old am giving her formula milk because of my breast milk is very very low...how to increase breast milk supply? plz help am worried
Answer: Make sure that baby is nursing efficiently. ...Nurse frequently, and for as long as your baby is actively nursing. ...Take a nursing vacation. ...Offer both sides at each feeding. ...Switch nurse. ...Avoid pacifiers and bottles when possible. ...Give baby only breastmilk.
Fenugreek seeds are a source of healthy vitamins that are good for lactating mums such as omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats are important for your baby’s brain development. Fenugreek leaves (methi ka saag) are rich in betacarotene, B vitamins, iron and calcium.
Fennel seeds are another traditional remedy for increasing milk supply. They are also given to new mums to help prevent gas and colic in their baby. The logic is that since fennel seeds are used by adults to ease tummy upsets and aid digestion, the benefits of fennel
Fenugreek seeds (methi)
Methi seeds have been used for generations around the world to increase breastmilk supply. There is a small amount of research to back this ancient belief, but not enough to be sure that they are effective at this.
Fenugreek tea (methi ki chai) is a popular drink given to new mothers. Methi can also be added to many dishes, especially vegetables, and meat dishes and can be used while making paranthas, pooris or stuffed rotis.
Fennel Seeds (saunf)
Fennel seeds are another traditional remedy for increasing milk supply. They are also given to new mums to help prevent gas and colic in their baby. The logic is that since fennel seeds are used by adults to ease tummy upsets and aid digestion, the benefits of fennel can be passed to a baby through the breastmilk.
Fennel water (saunf ka pani) and fennel tea (saunf ki chai) are traditional post-delivery confinement drinks.
Among its many curative properties, such as benefitting the immune system and preventing heart disease, garlic is said to help increase breastmilk supply.
If you eat a lot of garlic, it can affect the taste and smell of your breastmilk. One small study found that the infants of mothers who ate garlic tended to feed for a longer time, suggesting that babies may like the flavour of garlic in breastmilk.
Garlic milk is a popular traditional post-delivery drink given to nursing mums.
Green leafy vegetables
Green leafy vegetables such as spinach (paalak), fenugreek leaves (methi), mustard greens (sarson ka saag) or lamb’s quarter (bathua) are an excellent source of minerals such as iron, calcium and folate, and vitamins such as betacarotene (a form of vitamin A) and riboflavin. They are also believed to enhance lactation.
Breastfeeding women are recommended to eat one or two portions of green leafy vegetables daily. You could cook these vegetables with spices or make snacks like thepla, vegetable poha or idlis.
Cumin seeds (jeera)
As well as stimulating milk supply, cumin seeds are said to improve digestion and provide relief from constipation, acidity and bloating. Cumin seeds are an integral part of many Indian dishes and are a source of calcium and riboflavin (a B vitamin).
Sesame seeds (til)
Sesame seeds are a non-dairy source of calcium. Calcium is an important nutrient for breastfeeding mums. It is important for your baby’s development as well as your own health.
Holy basil (tulsi)
Holy basil tea (tulsi ki chai)is a traditional beverage for breastfeeding mums.
Vegetables from the gourd family like bottle gourd (lauki), apple gourd (tinda)) and sponge gourd (tori) are traditionally believed to improve milk supply. Not only are these vegetables low in calories and nutritious, they are also easy to digest.
Pulses or lentils (dals)
Pulses, especially red lentils or masoor dal are not only believed to improve milk supply but are also a source of protein, and are high in iron and fibre.
Nuts and dried fruits (meva)
Almonds (badaam) and cashews (kaju) are believed to boost breastmilk production. They are high in calories, vitamins and minerals, providing energy and nutrients. They make an excellent snack and are easily available.
Oats and porridge (daliya)
Oats are a great source of iron, calcium, fibre and B vitamins, and are popular with nursing mums. Oats are also traditionally believed to ease anxiety and depression.
They are commonly eaten as porridge and you may choose to add nuts, milk, spices or fruits to improve the nutritional value.