Mother’s milk is the best food that can be given to the babies specially during the 1st year of his life. It meets all his nutritional needs, provides antibodies that help defend against infection, Increases his memory and IQ.
However, at times some mothers are unable to produce adequate quantity required to the baby. Low milk supply can put the baby at risk of malnutrition.
- The milk production can be limited due to
- Any illness
- Consuming birth-control pills
- Certain hormonal disorders
Infrequent breastfeeding by the mother due to cracked or painful nipples.
HOME REMEDIES TO BOOST BREAST MILK PRODUCTION :
As breast milk is a very important nutritional source for newborn babies and infants, it is important to take steps to increase its supply. new mothers can be able to increase breast milk production themselves by practicing some easy and simple home remedies.
♥ CUMIN SEEDS, FENNEL SEEDS AND ROCK CANDY :
It is one of the best age old remedy to boost breast milk production. Both the fennel seeds and cumin seeds are very beneficial in stimulating the production of mother’s milk. Other than this, they aid digestion in small babies and improve digestion and provide relief from constipation, acidity and bloating among mothers. All you need is:
- Cumin seeds (safed jeera) powder
- Fennel seeds (saunf) powder
- Rock candy (mishri) powder
- Take equal quantity of all the above powdered ingredients and mix them well.
- Store it well into an air tight bottle.
- Consume about a tsp of this powder along with milk thrice a day.
- It is the best remedy to boost milk production and you will see the results within few days.
♥ RIPE PAPAYA :
Sometimes, due to excess blood flow, new mothers usually suffers from anemia (blood deficiency) and can’t be able produce enough milk for their babies. If that is the case, ripe papaya comes to your rescue.
- Mother’s should try to eat a whole ripe papaya or as much as possible
- Everyday in the morning
- while empty stomach
- for continuous twenty days.
- Production of breast milk will increase within 20 or less days.
♥ FRESH GRAPE JUICE :
Another effective remedy to increase the production of mother’s milk is the fresh grape juice. This remedy is effective again if mothers are suffering from anemia due to excess blood flow and hence, less production of mother;s milk. Grapes, as we all know are very effective in improving the blood cells and act as an elixir in this case. New mother’s should :
- Try to consume 60 gms of fresh grape juice
- preferably once or twice a day.
- It will leaves you with instant results.
♥ SEEDED RAISINS (MUNAKKA) :
If grapes are not easily available, One can also consume seeded raisins also known as munakka. These are a form of dried grapes and are equally beneficial to mothers.
- Try to consume 10-12 pieces of seeded raisins at a time.
- Consume them after boiling them in milk for a few minutes or till turn soft.
- Consume it once or twice a day.
♥ OTHER REMEDIES :
♥ CARROT JUICE : Fresh juice of raw carrots is also very beneficial in boosting the milk’s production. Mother’s should try to consume 60 grams or half a glass of this juice daily in the afternoon.
♥ RAW ONION : Eating raw onion along with meal is also very good for new mothers and helps a lot in boosting the production of milk.
♥ CASTOR OIL MASSAGE : Along with following the above said remedies, it is also required to Gently massage your boobs using castor oil. It will not only improves the production of milk but also keep the nipples crack free and prevent deshaping of breast.