Within the past 3 weeks a bunch of my clients have recently given birth … I have been emailing them foods and remedies to help them with breastfeeding . Wanted to share some of the info with you all .
Foods to eat that help breast milk supply and quality- ( * university of wisconsin’s Integrative medicine )
Salmon – Eggs – Yogurt- Oatmeal -Almonds – Pecans -Peas- Asparagus – Apricots – leafy greens- Berries – Green beans – Fennel Carrots – Sweet potatoes and brown rice .
Holistic Remedies -
Sun – Chlorella - Enriches breast milk also helps blocks environmental toxins from going to baby through breast milk .
Have a beer – (alcohol free ) The hops in beer helps produce more milk
Sleep - I know this is a hard when when you have a new baby . Try to sleep as often as you can when the baby sleeps .
Nurse , Nurse and Nurse some more….. - The more you nurse your baby the more milk you will make
Stay hydrated - Drink one 12 oz glass of water every hour of the day . Always drink a glass while feeding your baby . coconut water is wonderful for hydrating yourself .
Drink red raspberry tea- I like to make a pitcher of it , add some agave , fresh lemon , mint and have my clients drink through out the day . You can also drink Mothers milk tea ( red raspberry tastes better ).
Fenugreek - 1-4 capsules 3-4 times per day
Alfalfa caps - 4 capsules 3 times a day
Anise tea -
Cracked or sore nipples - (make sure you clean off ointments .. creams …ect before breastfeeding your baby )
Calendula cream or ointment
Comfrey root ointment
Apply pure Vitamin E oil
Aloe vera gel – if cracked
Expose nipples to air and sunshine
Place a handful mixed of comfrey leaves and fresh or dried parsley in a cotton diaper or towel . Tie with rubber band seep in simmering water for 10-15 minutes then compress the breasts with hot bundle
Grated raw potato place in bra .. remove when dry
Raw cabbage leaves in bra
Place hot compress on breasts before feeding to help draw out the milk .
*( Suzan weed ) – My go to reference .. LOVE her !!! There is an amazing book she has out that I use constantly called ” Wise Woman herbal – childbearing year ” She also has a great website that I am always on looking for information www.suzanweed.com