Foods Which Help In Improving Breast Milk Supply

Foods Which Help In Improving Breast Milk Supply

Breast milk is something that cannot be compared to other supplement or food. Breast milk is highly nutritious and the prime food needed for baby’s proper growth and development. It meets the child’s nutritional requirements. If your baby is breastfed he/she doesn’t even require water.


Food plays a very important role in our lives. If a mother feeds on healthy food her child will have healthy wholesome breastfeed which is needed for overall growth of the baby.

Today I am sharing with you few food items from our Indian kitchen I have  heard from my mom, daadi and naani which helps in improving breast milk supply.


Jeera( Cumin seeds)

This is one of the daadi nani nuske I think most of us must have heard about.

You can use it in any or all of the following ways

  • Dry roast it on a tawa and keep the powder. Sprinkle that powder over raita or any veggie for added flavours.
  • Roast the jeera and crush it using rolling pin. Heat jaggery in a pan. Add the roasted crushed jeera to the semi-solid jaggery and mix it. Let it cool and solidify. You can make small pea-size candies out if it and eat them as per your liking. It is a good taste changer too.



All the pulses are great lactogenic sources. Adding these to your diet help increase the milk supply. Red masoor is the best one from the Daad-naani pitara.



Garlic is also a great lactogenic source. You don’t have to eat it raw. Add a little paste  in your meals. It will help.


Green Vegetables

Laukri, tori, tinde, palak all these green which we usually hate( Well I don’t .. I know I am a bit too different) are a great source of increasing breastmilk . They are packed with nutrition great for you and your baby. So if not for yourself.. do it for your baby ;)


Daliya( Broken wheat or porridge)

I love having dalia too in sweet and in salty format.


Let me know if you would want to know the recipe.


Also, to keep the feed supply sufficient keep yourself hydrated. You should be taking enough fluids in your diet. Dehydration causes less breast milk production.


I hope these pointers help the new mums feed their baby well.Happy breastfeeding to the mums.


Also read: Unpacking the journey to successful breastfeeding

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