Babycare Food and Nutrition

Ways to improve lactation


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Aug 27, 2015

I am a mother of 3 months old baby. My breast milk is not sufficient for the baby and hence have started using the formula with the bottle. He has slowly started rejecting my breast milk. What do I do to increase my lactation so that I can stop the top feed?

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aanchal thacker kewlani

| Jan 07, 2016

Hi my baby boy is 2. 5 months old even I did not have proper milk initially till a week after he was born n now he is exclusively on bf ... what helped me was Take lot of papaya in ur diet take preparation raw papaya as salad or little cooked in Jeera (cumin seeds) Roast cumin seeds n have after every meal tak Saif Jeera boil in water have that hot water a ltr or more in a day 2 to 3 glasses of milk everyday daliya atleast once in ur diet will help milk formation fast n people also take external help which I never preferred as the above thngs help u so much that u won't require anythng externally but what my friends have taken is "shatavari kalp" 2 spoons in the glass of milk twice happy parenting

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Neha Vyas

| Sep 03, 2015

Inlude 4-5 glasses of milk in ur diet in varuous forms. Have dalia,it increases milk flow. Also boil some watee and add sauf to it. Increase ur intake of liquids .

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Megha Chawla

| Aug 28, 2015

Hi Shruthi, low milk supply can be because of multiple reasons like certain illnesses, consumption of birth-control pills, certain hormonal changes in the body, nutritional deficiencies, improper latching position of the baby and infrequent breastfeeding due to cracked nipples, so first maybe you can identify what could be reason. However I am listing out some remedies I tried that worked for me- Try warm compress on your breast before feeding sessions to increase the blood supply. Soak one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in one cup of water overnight. In the morning, boil this water along with the fenugreek seeds for several minutes. Strain the solution, and drink this tea every morning until you get positive results. You can opt instead to take three fenugreek capsules, three times a day for the first 10 days. Then take two capsules, three times daily for the next 10 days. Finally take one capsule, three times daily for another 10 days. Use of cumin seeds- I almost used cumin seeds in everyhthing that I was eating all the pulses, vegetables, daliya, khichdi and even curd it helped me a lot.

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| Aug 28, 2015

Hi Shruthi, Make sure you have an intake of lots of milk(4-5 glasses a day). Also try to add jeera, saunf, methi in your diet. And most importantly do not think about this much as it increases the stress level and when stress level is high then production of milk is less. Be happy, have good diet and feed your baby frequently, more you feed, more milk will be produced by the glands. Hope it helps!!

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Parentune Support

| Aug 28, 2015

Hi Shruthi pls refer to an earlier parent talk on similar topic- http://www.parentune.com/parent-talk/breast-milk/1575

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| Aug 28, 2015

Buy this ayurvedic powder Galact, drink it with milk twice a day (2 spoons each time) very helpful. You could increase intake of jeera in your diet !

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