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Friday, 31 March 2017

Best Foods to Increase Breast Milk

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As a nursing mother, the one thing which comes to your mind is "Am I having enough milk to keep my little one full". I have breastfed maha for almost 2.5 years and now i am feeding my second daughter. 


From experience i am taking certain foods which increases breast milk supply and also helps to maintain a healthy weight. I thought of sharing it with you all.

The first thing you have to remember is, breastmilk is the only food which you have to give to babies untill 6 months. You will never have enough milk during the first 2 days after your little one is born. But as your baby sucks and latch your supply will increase gradually. So feed as often as possible.
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"THE MORE YOU BREAST FEED, THE MORE MILK YOU PRODUCE"

Below are certain foods which increase breast milk supply.

1)Oatmeal - This is a super food, it increases breast milk supply and helps you to maintain healthy weight. I take oatmeal porridge in the morning or night daily.

2)Tapioca - Boiled tapioca helps in increasing milk production.

3)Sabudana / Sago - Since it is made using tapioca, it helps in increasing milk supply. You can make upma or boil it till soft, add milk and sugar and consume.
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4)Fish - certain fish like salmon, paal sura increases breast milk supply to the maximum.

5)Carrot and spinach - Make curries using this and have it with rice or roti. It is a miracle veggie for vegetarians.

6)Bottle gourd - Make curries using this and have it with rice or roti. It is a miracle veggie for vegetarians.

7)Garlic - This is a super food, you can boil 10 cloves of garlic in a cup of milk and drink that milk along with the garlic in night. This helps in increasing breast milk supply largely.

8)Cumin Seeds - Adding cumin to curries and consuming jeera water daily helps in milk production and also increases digestion.

9)Sesame Seeds - Grind sesame seeds with milk and sugar and almonds and having it as milkshake increases milk supply.

10)Cows Milk - Having 1/2 liter to 1 liter of milk daily increase milk supply largely.

11)Water - Everytime after breast feeding drink a tall glass of water to stay hydrated. Plain simple water helps increasing breast milk largely.

12)Raw Papaya - Making curries using this and consuming helps in breast milk supply.

13)Almonds 

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