Also Known as Galactogogues

1. Water

Drinking water is one of the simplest ways to increase milk supply, so drink whenever you are thirsty, keep yourself well hydrated through out the day

2. Milk

Milk helps to replenish the calcium lost through breastfeeding in a mother’s body , hydrates and helps in increasing breast milk as well

3. Methi dana, Saunf, Jeera

These ingredients help in boosting milk supply. Include them in your curries, parathas, or even in your herbal tea. Simply soak one teaspoon of any ingredient in half a bowl of water overnight. Strain it and drink the water the following morning

4. Til (Sesame Seeds)

These tiny seeds are powerful ingredients to increase milk supply. So why not stock up on those famous Maganlal Chikkis or make some til gud chikki at home if your are breastfeeding

5. Nuts

Almonds and Cashews are considered as galactogogues (foods that help in milk production). Indulge in a handful of cashews and almonds after a session of breastfeeding, make a powder and add to your smoothies and shatavari kalp

6. Shatavari Kalpa

Shatavari, sometimes known as wild asparagus, is primarily a reproductive tonic (both male and female), a demulcent for the digestive system, and a powerful adaptogen

Available in all medical stores, this powder can be mixed with milk or any other drink

7. Methi (Fenugreek) / Palak

Include plenty of methi/ Palak in your diet. This promotes and increases milk secretion

8. Dalia (Broken Wheat)

A traditional dish mostly given to nursing moms in North India, that helps in improving the quantity of milk

9. Oats

Rich in fibre, the key ingredients for new moms to include in their diet. Oats is also known as comfort food and is guaranteed to keep stress levels down and help activate milk producing hormones in a mother's body

10. Garlic

Garlic in the form of garlic rice , garlic chutney ,roasted garlic, garlic rasam, garlis sauteed in gingelly oil all help to stimulate breast milk production. If you have a colicky baby , please have it in moderation. Garlic helps in the smooth functioning of digestive system, curbs gas and fights against yeast infection