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How to increase the breast milk supply.? I'm a new mom with 18 days old baby.



Congratulations on having your baby! This is the best phase you can enjoy. Even if your diet is not perfect, the best part about breast milk is that it meets your baby's nutritional requirements. You should continue eating small meals with healthy snacks in between as Breastfeeding makes most mums very hungry all the time. Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. Eat different pulses, milk and milk products like yogurt, paneer, buttermilk. Also if you are a non-vegetarian, do include fish and meat in your diet. Eat oil and ghee in moderation. It is very important that you continue to take your supplements regularly after checking with your doctor. Green leafy vegetables, peas, legumes and pulses, whole grain breads, dry fruits, seeds, eggs, lean meat, fish, paneer, melons, citrus fruits help meet a Breastfeeding mum's nutritional requirements In addition to the above, following foods are considered in boosting a mother's milk supply: - Methi seeds - Fennel seeds (saunf) - Garlic - Green leafy vegetables like spinach, methi, sarso saag, dill - Cumin seeds (jeera) - Gourds like lauki, tori, tinda - Lentils especially red masoor dal - Nuts like almonds and cashew Most importantly do drink 8-10 glasses of water Remember to eat in moderation and have a balanced meal including different kinds of foods.. Take good rest and also stay hydrated...I hope this helps.. Please follow me on babychakra app to get your queries resolved.


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