every year, world breastfeeding week It will take place from 1-7 August to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world. breastfeeding Newborns up to 6 months of age are considered very important as they not only provide nutrition but also immunize against various diseases.Scientific studies show that 90% of women have enough is said to be able to produce milk Only 41% of infants are exclusively breastfed during the first six months of life.
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Emphasizing the same, Dr. Preethi Gowda, Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant, Fortis Hospital, Nagarbhavi, said:when breastfeedingthe nerve of chest It sends a signal to the brain to release “prolactin”. This is the hormone that makes milk. When a child makes a habit of breastfeeding, especially at night, another important hormone called oxytocin boosts milk production. ”
In addition, factors such as the mother’s environment, emotional health, diet, and whether she has had any medical problems in the past determine how much milk she produces, experts say.
Thus, a nutritious diet, relaxing mother, Stress FreeDr Savitha Shetty, senior consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at Apollo Hospital, Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru, said: pregnancy”
Consume these foods to increase your milk supply
Shalini Arvind, chief nutritionist at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, suggested eating foods rich in protein, fat and fat. micronutrients Increase milk supply, including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, folic acid, vitamin B12, calcium, and iron. prolactin in the body,” she said.
“Lactogenic foods include fenugreek, barley and dark green leafy greens vegetablecarrots, beets, yams, turmeric, nuts, green papaya, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, and cress seeds promote breastfeeding in the mother. should be consumed in sufficient quantity to avoid constipation‘ added the nutritionist.
Dr. Shetty agreed, adding that nursing mothers should consume at least four glasses of milk daily and should not be restricted. water intake. “Certain foods improve breast milk, like dill leaves. Sabaki in Kannada.add plenty of fresh coconut For cooking for nursing mothers. Fenugreek seeds are a good lactation stimulant,” she said.
In addition, food oatsmillet, brown rice, barley, chickpeas, cashews, walnuts, sesame, flaxalso helps boost breast milk supply for nursing mothers, says consultant B. Gowthami, an obstetrician and gynecologist at the Milan Fertility and Maternity Hospital.
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