Increase Breast Milk: Tips & Natural Home Remedies

Increase Breast Milk: Tips & Natural Home Remedies

 

Breast milk is the most important and only nutrition that a mother gives to her baby for 6 months and more. Breast milk nurtures babies and saves them from many diseases. Breast milk gives the required nutrition to the baby. Globally around 10 to 15 per cent of mothers experience less production of breast milk. Due to the lack of production of breast milk in the body, approximately every third mother in the world feeds animal milk along with breast milk to their newborn babies. Everyone should know that for six months the baby should get only breast milk. Breast milk or mother’s milk helps the child to grow, breast milk increases the IQ of the child and builds a strong immune system to prevent the child from diseases. Breast milk decides the fate of the living and health of the baby, a properly nurtured baby becomes physically and mentally strong. 

 

What causes a low milk supply during breastfeeding?

Many reasons cause low milk supply during breastfeeding, major causes of low breast milk are cited below-

  • Premature birth of baby
  • Breast related issues 
  • Obese mother
  • High blood pressure to mother
  • Diabetes issues to mother
  • Inactive breastfeeding 
  • Medications of other diseases
  • Consumption of alcohol 
  • Smoking habit
  • Depression issues
  • Emotional issues 

 

What are the complications of low milk supply during breastfeeding?

There are many complications of low milk supply during breastfeeding, common complications of them are mentioned below- 

  • Malnourished baby 
  • The baby does not thrive
  • Diseases can easily affect babies 
  • Baby’s immune system becomes weak
  • Baby IQ remains weak
  • Dehydration can occur to the baby
  • Baby could suffer from jaundice
  • Baby remains hungry 

 

Dos and don’ts to increase breast milk

Follow the tips mentioned below to increase the breast milk and lower the low milk supply-

  • Breastfeed the baby minimum of 12 times a day 
  • Pump your breast while breastfeeding the baby
  • Breastfeed your baby equally from both breasts
  • Massage your breast
  • Do not skip breastfeeding
  • Take medications in a proper way
  • Do not consume unhealthy food
  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol
  • Quit smoking
  • Consume healthy food 

 

Home remedies to increase breast milk

Follow the below-mentioned home remedies to increase breast milk-

 

First home remedy to increase breast milk 

Ingredients: Fenugreek seed and goat milk

Step 1: Take fenugreek seeds and grind them to make a perfect powder.

Step 2: Take one tablespoon of grinded powder and mix it into a glass of goat milk.

Instruction: Drink this mixture regularly one time or two times a day. People can also use camel’s milk or cow milk instead of goat milk. (Women with diabetes and asthmatic issues should ignore this home remedy for breast milk) This home remedy is one of the best and most effective home remedies to increase breast milk.

 

Second-home remedy to increase breast milk 

Ingredients: Drumstick, lemon, salt, and water

Step 1: Take a few drumsticks and cut them into pieces. Put them into the pressure cooker along with 2 glasses of water.

Step 2: Boil them till 3 whistles come from the pressure cooker.

Step 3: Mash the boiled drumstick pieces along with their water and strain them using a sieve. 

Step 4: Squeeze a lemon’s sap into the drumstick juice with one spoon of roasted and grinded cumin seed and add a little salt to it for the taste. 

Step 5: Mix all these ingredients properly to get a good mixture.

Instruction: Drink half a glass of drumstick juice regularly to increase breast milk. This remedy is one of the potent home remedies to increase breast milk.

 

Third home remedy to increase breast milk 

Ingredients: Fenugreek seeds and a glass of water

Step 1: Take a spoon of fenugreek seed and soak them in the glass of water overnight

Step 2: Strain the liquid in the glass using a sieve.

Instruction: Drink a glass of strained liquid once a day for a month. This home remedy for breast milk is one of the best and most effective home remedies to increase breast milk. 

 

Fourth home remedy to increase breast milk 

Ingredients: Garlic

Step 1: Take a few garlic cloves along with one layer of the peel on it.

Step 2: Roast them till garlic cloves turn brownish-black.

Step 3: Add a bit of salt to it and mix it well. 

Instruction: Consume at least 6 to 7 cloves regularly to increase the nutrients in the breast milk. This home remedy for breast milk is one of the best and most effective home remedies to increase breast milk.

 

Fifth home remedy to increase breast milk 

Ingredients: Fennel seeds and a cup of water

Step 1: Soak one tablespoon of fennel seed in a cup of water overnight.

Instruction: Drink this liquid along with the soaked fennel seeds to increase the quality of breast milk. This is one of the best and most effective home remedies to increase breast milk.

 

Sixth home remedy to increase breast milk 

Ingredients: Cumin seeds, sugar, and milk

Step 1: Take a few seeds of cumin, roast them and grind them to make a powder.

Step 2: Take half a tablespoon of the roasted cumin powder with one spoon of sugar, and mix them in the glass of milk.

Instruction: Mix all the ingredients properly. Drink this mixture daily two times a day. This home remedy is one of the tested home remedies to increase breast milk.

 

Seventh home remedy to increase breast milk 

Ingredients: Oats, milk, and jaggery

Step 1: Take half a bowl of oats and put them in the pan of the milk to boil.

Step 2: After it gets ready, add a few amounts of grated jaggery to it for the sweet taste.

Instruction: Mix all the ingredients properly and consume them regularly in the evening instead of coffee or tea. This home remedy for breast milk increases the production of breast milk in the body. 

 

Eighth home remedy to increase breast milk 

Ingredients: Almonds

Step 1: Take 6 to 7 almonds and soak them in the water for a night.

Step 2: Next day peel the skin of the almonds and consume it.

Instruction:  Consume the peeled almonds regularly or make an almond chutney of it. This home remedy for breast milk boosts the nutrients and increases the quality of breast milk.

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