Question: hiee... i use to take all healthy food which is good to increase bm... still not jave sufficient bm... my baby is 3month old n i m giving fm n i give bm as well bt he doesnt take for more than 5 min n starts crying so i have to give fm... worried whether fm is good for him or not...
Answer: There is no harm in giving fm. Though breastmilk is best for baby but his hunger is as important. For
Diet and nutrition play an important role in improving and maintaining a healthy breastmilk supply.
Try including these foods in your diet to increase milk supply.
This is an ancient remedy and is being used since generations to improve breastmilk supply. Methi is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and is a good source of vitamins, iron, and calcium.
Nuts and dried fruits
It is well known that nuts and dried fruits are high on calories, rich in vitamins and minerals, and a good source of essential nutrients. They can be had by themselves or added in several preparations.
Pulses and lentils
Pulses, such as Tur daal and Masoor daal are believed to improve milk supply since ancient times. They are high in protein and contain good amounts of iron and fiber.
Green leafy vegetables
Spinach,sarson ka saag,bathua are a few of the many green leafy vegetables that are rich in iron, calcium, folate, vitamin A and B12 which help to improve lactation. During winters theses vegetables are easily available so make sure you are eating adequate quantity.
Other remedies -
Utilizing the demand and supply equation, The more you draw milk from your breast, the more milk your body will produce. If milk is not efficiently removed from the breasts, it eventually decreases milk supply.
1) Shatavari kalp powder. This has known results when it comes to increasing milk supply. Take a spoon of powder with lukewarm milk once in a day.
2) Jeera- This is the most effective remedy. Roast jeera seeds then powder them and have 1spoon of this powder daily with lukewarm milk once a day.
By following these soon you ll notice difference in your milk supply.