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Breastfeeding diet: Fennel seeds to Gondh; 6 amazing foods for nursing mothers

Published on Jul 22, 2023 05:44 PM IST
  • Low breast milk supply can make life of a new mother even tougher. Here are foods lactating mothers should have to boost breast milk supply.
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"Low breast milk supply is a real issue so here are some foods, all of these qualify as galactagogues - the foods that help in increasing the prolactin hormone levels. The prolactin released from the anterior pituitary will initiate milk production in alveolus that can help to boost breast milk production," says Nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her recent Instagram post.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 22, 2023 05:44 PM IST

"Low breast milk supply is a real issue so here are some foods, all of these qualify as galactagogues - the foods that help in increasing the prolactin hormone levels. The prolactin released from the anterior pituitary will initiate milk production in alveolus that can help to boost breast milk production," says Nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her recent Instagram post.(Unsplash)

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Fennel seeds: They are said to help with the increase in the production of breastmilk supply. Fennel plants have oestrogen-like properties that serve the purpose.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 22, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Fennel seeds: They are said to help with the increase in the production of breastmilk supply. Fennel plants have oestrogen-like properties that serve the purpose.(Pixabay)

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Regular consumption of fenugreek seeds helps in lowering total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels in the blood while increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. This is because these seeds contain steroidal saponins that slow down cholesterol absorption of the intestines (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 22, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Regular consumption of fenugreek seeds helps in lowering total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels in the blood while increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. This is because these seeds contain steroidal saponins that slow down cholesterol absorption of the intestines (Shutterstock)

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Shatavari: It an ayurvedic herb that helps in the production of two hormones corticoids and prolactin responsible for improving the quality and quantity of breast milk.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 22, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Shatavari: It an ayurvedic herb that helps in the production of two hormones corticoids and prolactin responsible for improving the quality and quantity of breast milk.(Pixabay)

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Gondh: It contains phytoestrogens, which are plant compounds that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. Estrogen plays a crucial role in lactation by promoting the development of mammary glands and milk production(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 22, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Gondh: It contains phytoestrogens, which are plant compounds that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. Estrogen plays a crucial role in lactation by promoting the development of mammary glands and milk production(Pinterest)

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Ajwain: It has the ability to stimulate milk production. It contains compounds that act as galactagogues, substances known to increase milk supply.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 22, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Ajwain: It has the ability to stimulate milk production. It contains compounds that act as galactagogues, substances known to increase milk supply.(Pinterest)

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Raw nuts: They include cashews, walnuts, and macadamia nuts, are also believed to support the production of milk.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 22, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Raw nuts: They include cashews, walnuts, and macadamia nuts, are also believed to support the production of milk.(Pixabay)

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