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Foods to boost your breastmilk production

One of the most common fears for breastfeeding mothers is that their bodies aren’t producing enough milk for their growing babies. Increasing your milk supply can give you some relief and could mean you are able to build up a good supply of breast milk for your baby for times when you aren’t home or just …

One of the most common fears for breastfeeding mothers is that their bodies aren’t producing enough milk for their growing babies. Increasing your milk supply can give you some relief and could mean you are able to build up a good supply of breast milk for your baby for times when you aren’t home or just need a break. While eating to increase your milk supply isn’t an exact science some moms have said that these foods have helped them increase their milk supply.

More barley, less beer

There is an old wives’ tale that a glass of beer every other day can help increase your milk supply. While drinking beer regularly while breastfeeding could have some negative effects, eating the barley alone gives you all the benefits and none of the boozy cons. Barley is high in beta-glucan, which is said to increase prolactin and breastmilk production.  

Sow your oats

Oats is more versatile than you think you can have it as a sweet or savoury meal, bake it in muffins, cookies, and simply have it as breakfast porridge. Like barley, oats are rich in beta-glucan and is also rich in iron, which is said to contribute to better breastmilk production.  

A word on Fenugreek Fenugreek is not a hormone; it is a seed with a naturally occurring precursor to oestrogen, which many believe can increase milk production. Some believe that milk ducts are closely related to sweat glands and because fenugreek can stimulate sweat glands, it can do the same for milk ducts.  

The power of Jungle Juice

One of the most popular brews to help increase milk supply is jungle juice. There are a few reasons why jungle juice is such a popular remedy. the best has to be that many women have actually seen an increase in their milk supply almost immediately. Jungle juice isn’t a medication or drug and works by increasing the energy of a nursing mother making everything in her body works better, including milk production. The increased energy from the sweet concoction can be spread out through the day by having drunk the juice every so often What you’ll need to make your jungle juice

  • 1 litre of boiled water
  • 1 litre of apple or berry juice
  • 1 sachet of blackcurrant rehydrate
  • 60 ml Schlen berry elixir
  • 10 drops of Rescue
  • 1 Cal-C Vita

Making and using your jungle juice Mix all the ingredients together and drink the entire amount within 24 hours for best results.  The rehydrate ensures your electrolytes are kept to optimal levels while the Cal-C Vita and juice provide much-needed nutrients. The Rescue drops help to keep you calm while the Schlen berry elixir promotes energy levels and keeps hormones functioning optimally. Please speak to your doctor before drinking Jungle Juice if you are diabetic.

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