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Foods that promote lactation

Posted by Tabitha Fennell on 15 October 2018
Foods that promote lactation

This is for all our beautiful Studio Qi Mummas that have gone into labour this month.

I thought this list of food, herbs and habits may help you to promote lactation keeping your breast milk flowing.

 

Sweet Potato and Chinese Yam

Fennel & Fennel seed or Fennel tea - helps increase supply

Herbs: Basil, Majoram, Anise, Dill, Caraway, Turmeric (also helps reduce inflammation)

Gelatin (from grass fed sources) or Pig Trotters (in a soup)

Coconut water

Young Coconut Meat

 

Also adequate rest and sleep is key here to promote breast milk and this can be tricky with a new bub, but I found that in the early days if I slept when the baby did I gained more energy. Resist temptation to get up and do the house duties in this time, it's best to sleep and recover.

Water: At least 2 litres of water per day will help build milk.

Chinese Herbal Formulas are also amazing at building Qi & blood which will help your body to produce quality milk.

Best, Tabitha

Author: Tabitha Fennell
About: Acupuncturist and Director of Studio Qi
Tags: fatigue pregnancy nurturing birth babies induction labour milk let down breast feeding hormones exhausted C-section energy Gold Coast Burleigh Herbal formula caesarean lifestyle women's health women acupuncture

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