Read an article to learn about what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production in nursing mothers.

 This article is not meant to substitute medical advice, if you have concerns contact your physician.

  • WATER: Well, water is not food, but it is an essential aspect of consuming, you will have an adequate supply of milk.Your bottle of water should be next to where you are going to nurse.
  • OATMEAL: Oatmeal is fantastic for building and maintaining your milk supply.Make sure you eat oats either by enjoying a bowl of hot oats in the morning or sprinkling granola on your yoghurt. You already know that oatmeal helps to lower the cholesterol and can aid in blood pressure regulation.U can enjoy oatmeal cookies.
  • GARLIC: Garlic has been used by a nursing mother for centuries to help boost their milk, so add garlic to your food.
  • CARROTS: Carrots are the fuel of B carotene, which is an extra demand in the body when you are lactating.They are a healthy source of carbohydrates and will boost your potassium.

    Snacking on carrot always helps to lose some of the stubborn weight.

  • FENNEL: Fennel is a herb that believed to be an excellent galactagogue
  • GREEN PAPAYA: Green papaya is a traditional galactogogene.
  • SESAME FOOD: Sesame seeds boost your milk.They are high in calcium.
  • GINGER: It is one of the milk-boosting food.

Foods play an important role during Pregnancy but it plays an even more vital role after Childbirth because mothers' milk is the only source of nutrients for the newborn. Therefore nursing mothers should include all essential nutrients as mentioned below:

A. Berries: All kind of berries as they are rich in antioxidants.Berries are excellent as it helps to bone development of the baby and prevent bone loss in the mother.

B. Dairy Products: Very important part of the diet in pregnancy and vital for breastfeeding because these foods help bone development by the supply of calcium and Vit D. At least three servings of dairy products every day to meet the requirements of the body during and after pregnancy.

C. Fish

D. Legumes: Lactating mothers require two times more protein, as protein is most important components of breast milk.

E. Green Leafy Vegetables: Vitamin A is vital for proper growth and development of the baby. They are a rich source of vitamin C, Ca, iron and antioxidants essential for lactating mothers.

G. Avocados: Loaded with vitamins and minerals especially folate.

H. Whole Grains: Rich source of carbohydrate, folate, potassium very good during and after pregnancy.

I. Oranges: Rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants  should be included in diet during and after pregnancy