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25 Foods to increase your breast milk: How your body produces nature's perfect baby food

After you become a mother, all you are worried about is your baby's food. That is, breast milk. Some women are lucky, while some struggle to produce the right amount of breast milk. But thankfully, there are certain foods that increase breast milk and enhance lactation. Breast milk contains all the prime nutrients required for an overall growth and brain development of a newborn. Here is a list of the top 25 foods that you must include in your diet to increase breast milk and also keep you healthy. 1. Oatmeal: Oats are easy to prepare as a meal. 2. Fennel Seeds: Fennel seeds boost the quantity of your breast milk. 3. Fenugreek Seeds: Fenugreek seeds are known for boosting breast milk supply. 4. Unripe Papayas: Unripe Papayas are part of the South Asian cuisine. 5. Spinach And Beet Leaves: Spinach and beet leaves contain iron, calcium and folic acid. 6. Garlic: Garlic is considered the best food to increase breast milk, as it is well-known for boosting lactation in nursing mothers. 7. Black Sesame Seeds: Black Sesame seeds are a rich source of calcium and believed to increase milk supply. 8. Carrots: A glass of carrot juice with breakfast or lunch will work wonders in lactation. 9. Water And Juices: Drinking water and juices is supposed to boost lactation. It increases the total milk volume per feed. 10. Barley: Barley not only boosts lactation, it also keeps you hydrated. 11. Asparagus: Asparagus is considered a must-have food for nursing mothers. 12. Brown Rice: Brown rice enhances breast milk production. It has hormone stimulants which boost lactation. It also gives nursing moms the extra energy that is required post delivery.  It also helps increase the appetite so as to enable the mother to eat nutritious food. 13. Apricots: During and post pregnancy, there are hormonal imbalance that takes place in your body. Dried apricots have certain chemicals which balance out the hormone levels in your body. 14. Salmon: Salmon is a great source of EFA (Essential Fatty acids) and Omega-3. 15. Cumin Seeds: Cumin seeds boost milk supply. Make sure you have them in moderation though. 16. Basil Leaves: Basil leaves are a great source of anti-oxidants.   17. Dill Leaves: Dill leaves look like a bunch of fine, dark green, silky hair. They have a distinct odor. 18. Bottle Gourd: Bottle gourd is generally not a preferred vegetable, but is high on nutrition. 19. Sweet Potato: Sweet potato is a major source of potassium. It has energy producing carbohydrate which is needed to fight the fatigue. 20. Almonds: Almonds are rich in Omega-3 and Vitamin E. 21. Chickpea: Chickpea is a protein snack and lactation booster for nursing mommies. 22. Drumstick: Drumstick has high iron and calcium content. 23. Poppy Seeds (Khuskhus): It is very important for nursing mothers to relax completely during lactation. Poppy seeds have sedative properties that help you relax and calm down. 24. Cow Milk: Cow milk has calcium and EFA. It promotes lactation. In fact, by consuming cow milk during lactation, you will help your child avoid developing an allergy to cow milk. 25. Oils And Fats: It is recommended to keep fats and oils in your diet to a minimum, post pregnancy. All the above foods have been traditionally used to improve milk flow in new moms. However, while some have scientific backing the others don’t. Consume the foods in limited quantities, and note the side-effects, if any. Also, go for organic products as the pesticide residue in the foods and herbs can increase the lead content in your milk. Feature Image Source

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Hlo baby is of 1.5months..mai usko breastfeed deti hu par usse uska tummy nhi what should i give him along with breastmilk..!

Hello sbko. Ap sbse ek chej puchni h. Mere breast se milk ni aa ra h. M feed kaise kraau? Sb kh re h nipple ko dbaao hot water se wash kro. Sb kia bt ni aya. Baby b mu m ni le pa ri. Plz help me

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hii.. i gve breastfeed to my baby to one hr bt still woh bhuka reh jata ha nd mjhe formula milk drna padhta ha ..people says srf apna pilao bt uska pet nhi bhartaa mjhe dena hi pad jata haa..m bht tension me rehti ho ki uska pet kyu nhi bhar rhaa..yaa aisaa hotaa ha strting me?

Hello ladies.. 1 question hai. Kisi aur ke yahan bhi ritual hai ki baby ko paida hone ke bad honey dete hain.. is it safe for baby? Please reply as my mother in law says it is must as part of ritual.. I am bit concerned whether honey should be given to new born

Hi moms Help plz! Mujhe breastfeeding karne m problem horai hai bht..mera nipples inverted hai or breast heavy hai..jiske waje se mera baby bilkul grip nai le paraha h.mai bht try karti hu..even syringe se milk squeeze kar k deti hu..but no works se km hota ha ja raha h... Plz plz reply nd help

Hello friends mera baby boy 1 half months ka hai kya main baby ko cow milk de sakti hun kyuki mera bm se pura hota

Hi friends, on June 17 I blessed with a baby the time of born weight is 2.66 after three days doctor said her jaudice has been the time for discharge her weight is 2.45 now she is 3.2...but problem is that my breast milk was not sufficient for my baby so I give formula milk.... So tell me all mommies can I give solid food my baby in four months..