A good post delivery diet will help you to
improve and have proper breastmilk supply. Read on to find tips for improving
the breastmilk supply.
is considered to be a perfect composition of nutrients to aid the growth and
development of your baby. The perfect amalgamation of nutrients ensures the
nourishment required by your baby through the perfect balance of vitamins,
minerals, vitals fats, proteins and sugars.
The baby is empowered with the disease
fighting immunoglobulin to effectively protect him during his extremely
vulnerable few months after birth. It is thereby natural that new
mothers should pay special attention to
delivery diet so that their breastmilk
supply is constant and improved. Remember, you would require around 500+
calories in order to keep your breastmilk nutritionally dense.
to Improve Breastmilk Supply?
Given below are a few factors that will
help you to improve
Diet Should be Enough
This means that get
enough to eat. Follow the advice of your dietician on how you can fill yourself
up with food that has adequate nutritional requirements for both you and your
baby. Your meals should provide you with enough calorie supply required for a
Drink plenty of water and fruit
juices throughout the day, to keep your entire system adequately hydrated. 2-3
quarts a day or some women might require a bit more, will ensure that your
breastmilk supply is optimal.
Have at least one warm meal in a day.
This means that it should comprise of high amounts of protein, a generous
amount of green salad, whole grains like rice, wheat or millet, broiled or
baked vegetables carrot, fennel or yam.
Use them in
moderation to enhance and improve your breastmilk supply. Examples are basil
and marjoram, dill or caraway, sea-salt or gomasio and if you do not mind, with
On Good Fats
This refers to the essential
fatty acids. They can be obtained from olive oil, clarified butter along with
fresh water fishes like salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel and nuts and seeds.
This can be in the
form of probiotic yoghurt
which effectively protects your intestinal flora. This can prevent allergy and
colic problems in your baby.
Herbs like stinging nettle is very
helpful in a post delivery diet. They help in replenishing the blood that you
have lost during birth and thus improve circulation which in turn aids in
breastmilk supply. Turmeric helps in preventing breast inflammation. Oat-straw
nurtures the nerves and prevents nervous exhaustion common in post delivery.
Besides, each of the above-mentioned herbs improves your breastmilk supply.
This is a traditional Chinese
practice to simmer chicken bones for 3-4 hours, add some chicken fat and served
during post delivery only once a week. Else it might over-stimulate the baby.
This recipe is known to ward of baby blues, restore lost vitality and result in
an abundance of milk supply.
In order to ensure a healthy growth and
life of the baby it is essential that your attention towards your diet never
slacks. The antibodies to diseases get transferred to your baby through your breastmilk.
Over 80% of the cells in the breastmilk comprise of macrophages, cells that can
effectively kill bacteria, fungi and a wide array of viruses; thereby keeping
your baby protected. Breastmilk also contains over 100 ingredients that are not
to be found in the best of formula milks. No baby is allergic to his mother’s
milk, however, he may react to the diet of his mother.