Remedies to Increase Breast Milk Naturally

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 16, 2018
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  • Breast milk is the only food for an infant
  • It has the ability to increase the memory and IQ
  • Know remedies to increase breast milk

Breast milk is the only food for an infant and is more effective than many of the vaccines. It is a very important source of nutrition for babies. Breast milk is not only beneficial for baby but also for mother. Breast milk has the capability to boost the immune system of babies, increase the memory and IQ, reduces the risk of cancer, breast milk can reduce the risk of chronic conditions, it minimizes the risk of SIDs by fifty percent, and breast feeding helps a mother reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis, it helps the mothers reduce the post delivery blood loss and also the uterus returns to the normal size fast.

What leads to low milk supply?

For many women, the milk supply is just fine. But for some, it is a reason to worry. It so happens that sometimes mothers are unable to suffice the need of milk due to numerous causes such as not being able to produce milk due to illness, or some women consume birth-control pills that also affects the milk production, there are certain hormonal disorders and the most common cause of reduced breastfeeding is painful and sore nipples. Yes, babies sometimes chew on the nipples resulting in cracked nipples that become painful for mothers while breastfeeding.

Also read: How to prevent infections during breast feeding

Some simple ways to increase breast milk

Fenugreek seeds

Take some fenugreek seeds and crush them to powder. Now take 1 tablespoon of this fenugreek powder in a glass of milk. Drink 3 glasses of this milk daily and it will stimulate the milk producing glands. However, if you have asthma, you must avoid this home remedy.

Drumstick juice

Another way to increase breast milk is drinking half glass of drumstick juice daily. Drumstick juice will stimulate mammary glands and also will unclog your veins around your breasts, resulting in increased supply of milk for baby.

Fennel seeds

Fennel seeds can be very beneficial to mothers. They exhibit estrogenic activities, which increases the production of breast milk. All you need to do is, take one teaspoon of fennel seeds and add them to a cup of hot water and let it cool down. Now strain the mixture and add some honey. You must drink this 2 to 3 times a day. 

Herbal tea

Herbs like anise and caraway have estrogenic properties. They also clear clogged milk ducts and increase milk supply. You can drink 2 to 3 cups of anise or caraway tea daily.

Almond milk

Almond milk is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps in increasing breast milk production. Hence, mothers should drink almond milk to increase milk production. You can consume a small cup of almond milk once or twice a day.

Also read: Mother’s milk may help to prevent digestive disorders

Some other tips to increase breast milk production

  • New mothers should keep your body hydrated by drinking water and juices entire day
  • Have diet with an increased calorie intake
  • You should breastfeed your child more often 
  • You must feed from both breasts at each feeding
  • You can use warm compress on your breasts before every breastfeeding session

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