Here are list of 10 foods to boost breast milk supply that might be useful to you.
Technically, water is a type of food. However, water is the most important element that will make you have an adequate breast milk supply. You do not need to drink gallons of water a day, but you should be adequately hydrated. At least 8 glasses of water a day.
Oats are helpful to lower your cholesterol, but increase breast milk supply is a tremendous additional benefit that you would get by eating oats.
Not an ordinary type of cake, but a special lactation cake which contains oats.
It does not mean you should eat an intact garlic at once. Simply add the garlic to your food not only makes your food tasteful, but also could boost breast milk supply.
Carrots are a source of healthy foods that are rich in carbohydrates and beta-carotene. Eat carrots as an occasional snack to boost your potassium.
You can stir fry, boil or mix raw fennel along with salad. Fennel is very useful to help digestion and overcome flatulence.
Cashews, almonds and macadamia snack is very useful to increase your milk supply because it is rich in good fats and antioxidants.
8. Green papaya
In Asia, especially Thailand, there is a dish called Som Tam, or the green papaya salad. Green papaya is one common galactagogue in Asia.
9. Sesame seeds
Sesame seed in bagel tastes delicious and can boost your milk supply because it is rich in calcium. However, do not eat too much because the sesame seeds contain a lot of sugar.
Ginger is also very useful in improving milk supply which has been widely used by the people of Asia and India.
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This article is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have concerns, please contact your doctor or your lactation consultant.