Many herbs help nursing mothers improve their breast milk production. Herbs are used for healing properties. Herbs are available as teas, powders or tablets. You can take approval from your doctor and consume the herbs as some may be having side effects too and may interact with drugs. So ask your doctor for proper dosage.
Here Are Some Useful Herbs To Increase Breast Milk Production:
Fenugreek plant leaves are edible. This herb, can stimulate the breast glands and increase milk flow. As per U.S Food and Drug administration the Fenugreek herb is safe. You can also steep a pinch of Fenugreek seeds in one cup of water for ten minutes and consume twice daily. Do not use this during pregnancy. This can also cause an increase in perspiration. Sometimes it may also cause gas and allergies.
2. Milk Thistle
Milk thistle is a safe herb to use during breastfeeding. Crush some seeds and steep them in a cup of water. Drink two to three cups daily. Do not consume this with fenugreek and garlic as it may cause an interaction.
3. Cumin Seeds
Cumin seeds help in stimulating breast milk production. Cumin seeds improve digestion. It is also a source of iron that provides strength to the newborn baby and mother. Mix one teaspoon of cumin seed with half teaspoon of sugar and consume with milk.
Drink Fennel tea twice daily. This acts as a galactagogue, which increases milk production. Fennel seeds, aid digestion and help prevent colic pain in babies. You can also add Fennel seeds in cooking. Stop consuming if you notice any side effects in your baby.
Garlic stimulates lactation. You can add garlic to cooking. Babies too love the taste of garlic.
Alfalfa increases milk supply and is safe to consume even during pregnancy. Alfalfa has lots of vitamins and minerals too. It is not recommended to take Alfalfa with blood thinning medications.
Turmeric helps prevent breast inflammation. This also increases milk supply. Take a pinch of turmeric boiled in a cup of milk.
8. Red Raspberry leaf
Red Raspberry leaf increases breast milk production. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and also is a uterine toner.