What To Eat To Increase Your Milk Supply

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You are breastfeeding your baby? That is such a wonderful experience, the connection that both of you will have is beyond the world. To be able to feed your baby and give them the best of food is what every mother likes to do. However, breastfeeding is not as easy as we think it is. There are many challenges in the journey to breastfeeding your baby, from dry nipple crack to sore breast and sometimes lack milk supply to give to your baby. 

 

 

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You will be reading many tips and tricks on how to increase your milk supply, here are foods that you can put in your meal to boost up your milk supply. Remember! The best way to breastfeed your baby is by putting yourself in a happy and healthy mood. 

 

  1. Papaya

 

There are many fruits that you can consume while breastfeeding, however, research has shown that eating papaya once a day can increase your milk. Papaya is considered a natural sedative to boost up your milk supply. Not only that, but papaya also has tons of vitamins that are good for you and your baby. 

 

  1. Barley 

 

You might think barley is not the most delicious food, but it helps a lot in boosting your milk. It has proven that barley will be increasing your lactation and it is also good for keeping you hydrated. During breastfeeding, you will need to consume a lot of fluid to keep you hydrated. You can put barley in your meal like a salad or you can just simply put it in a cup of hot water and add on some honey to make it sweet. 

 

  1. Oats

 

We know that is oats is good for diets and also our digestive system, but it scientist have found out that oats also helps mothers to increase their milk supply. If you are tired from eating plain boring oat, there are tons of fun recipes that you can do by using oat. You make a banana oat pancake, overnight coffee oat, or even berries oatmeal cookies. Sounds delish right! 

 

  1. Salmon 

 

You need protein in your diet, but you don’t know what protein to get? Get a salmon. Salmon is known for its benefits especially, omega. And during breastfeeding, omega is very crucial for you, your baby and also it will increase your milk supply. You can have your salmon in many ways like steamed, grilled, or even air-fried. 

 

  1. Sweet potato

 

You will need carbs in your diet. Breastfeeding is an exhausting job especially because you are giving some of your energy to your baby. Eating carbohydrates is important to be able to stay energized. Sweet potato is some of the healthiest carbs and is also good for your lactation. 

 

During breastfeeding, you will be hungry all the time and that is normal. Sometimes your milk supply can decrease and you will be worried for your baby, well don’t worry that is a part of the journey. You just have to be patient, eat the right food, have support from your loved one, and also remind yourself that you are doing great. Stressing yourself will not be good for your health and also your baby’s health. 

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