Breastfeeding is motherhood in its most tangible and joyous form
There is absolutely no substitute for mother’s milk. Mother’s milk is nature’s health plan which is not only essential for the baby; but breastfeeding also strengthens the bond between the mother and the child. However, a breastfeeding mom is always concerned whether the milk is sufficient for her baby’s growing needs.
Teas for breastfeeding moms, made out of herbs like aniseeds, fenugreek, and fennel, are great for supplementing the mother’s body with nutritional requirements.
Also, removing milk at regular intervals by nursing frequently helps increase the supply of breast milk for meeting the baby’s dietary requirements. A balanced diet comprising of leafy greens, grains, pulses and fruits aids in postpartum recovery and keeps the mom and baby healthy.
5 herbs known to increase breast milk supply
How many of us remember having saunf ka pani post delivery… Fennel seeds are given to new moms to increase the supply of milk and to relieve gas and colic issues in the baby and mom. Teas containing Fennel are safe for breastfeeding moms and its herbal qualities help prevent all stomach problems. The gas-relieving properties of the fennel seeds get passed on to the baby while breast-feeding and relieve the baby of an upset tummy. Add in some peppermint leaves to your fennel tea for the added dash of nutrition and flavour to your tea.
Whole grains and pulses
Barley, brown rice, and oats are nutrition packed foods for new moms. Use whole wheat flour in bread, pancakes and add other multigrains to your chapatis to get your suggested dose of minerals. Legumes or pulses are great sources of protein and iron and are especially recommended for vegetarian diets. Add them in soups and gravies to supplement your body with the nutritional value of these lactogenic foods.
Adding a few aniseeds to a cup of rum and drinking to increase breast milk supply has been an ancient remedy in some cultures. While that sounds interesting, we can skip the rum and make some herbal tea for breastfeeding moms using aniseeds.
Aniseeds are excellent for treating gastrointestinal problems and relieve the baby of colic discomfort. They increase the breast milk supply in moms and aid her in dealing with body pains that occur after delivery.
Pregnancy herbal teas made from raspberry leaves are loaded with nutrients like iron, calcium, manganese, and magnesium, all of which aid moms in postpartum recovery. Herbal teas made from Raspberry leaves stimulate milk production, strengthens the uterine walls and regulates the menstruation cycle after childbirth.
Cook it or eat it raw, papaya’s list of benefits for new moms is endless. Papaya increases the milk supply and is also a rich source of nutrients to the mom and her infant.
Traditional remedies have been used since ancient times to increase breast milk supply in feeding mothers. Galactogogues like aniseeds, fennel, and fenugreek not just increase the breast milk supply; they also help mothers in post delivery recovery. While making that perfect herbal tea to help breastfeeding moms, at home, could be an issue, natural caffeine free teas are now available in the market.
The Tea for nourishing feeds is a new caffeine-free herbal tea from The Moms Co. Blended by experts and imported from Europe, this tea has the goodness of Fennel Seeds (Saunf), Aniseeds, Raspberry Leaves, Peppermint and Blackcurrant Leaves.