21 products that improve breast milk production

If a nursing mother does not have enough milk, do not give up breastfeeding a baby. To improve its production will help products for lactation.

Each breastfeeding stimulates the production of oxytocin and prolactin - the hormones responsible for the increase in lactation. If milk is not enough, mom needs to eat more lactogonic foods that increase milk production. The more you breastfeed, the more milk is produced in your body.


Scientific evidence indicating that oatmeal stimulates lactation, no. But breastfeeding counselors advise breastfeeding mothers to include it in the diet. Oats are rich in iron, which affects milk production.1

Eat oatmeal for breakfast and fill in the lack of trace elements.


Spinach is another product containing iron. According to research, anemia is one of the causes of milk deficiency in lactating women.2

Eat a spinach soup for lunch. Use the product sparingly, as in large quantities it can cause diarrhea in a child.


Fennel seeds contain essential oil. It is a phytoestrogen.3 With fennel seeds, you can drink tea or add them to salads.

Fennel, getting into the body of the baby with mother's milk, reduces colic in the stomach and improves digestion.4

The product should not be consumed by matters that are allergic to plants of the family of Umbrella or Celery.


Carrots are products that increase lactation. It contains phytoestrogens, alpha-and beta-carotene - substances that a nursing mother needs.5

A plate of carrot soup or a glass of carrot juice ensures normal lactation.


Barley is a beta-glucan source. This is a polysaccharide that increases the level of the hormone feeding - prolactin.6

To improve milk production, eat barley soup, porridge or cook bread cakes.


Asparagus is rich in vitamin A and K, which are involved in stimulating the hormone prolactin.7

Asparagus can be used to make lactation. To do this, grind it and boil it in milk. As soon as you strain, you can drink right away.


Fresh apricots and dried apricots contain calcium, potassium, vitamin C and A. They are needed by the body of the nursing mother and baby.

Still apricots are rich in phytoestrogens that mimic the hormone estrogen in the body. They also affect the level of prolactin and increase lactation.8


Eggs are rich in protein, lutein, choline, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B12 and D. They are good for moms and babies.

A pair of boiled eggs or scrambled eggs satisfy hunger and ensure the production of milk.9


Almonds contain vitamin E and are a source of omega-3, which increase milk production.10

It can be crushed and added as a seasoning in salads, cereals and drinks.

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a source of protein, iron, zinc and fiber, which are necessary for nursing mothers.

Thirty grams of pumpkin seeds will make up half of the daily iron requirement.11


Salmon is rich in essential fatty acids, omega-3, vitamin B12 and protein. This fish also contains vitamin D.

Two medium servings of salmon per week will help improve milk production. Fish may contain mercury, so eat it sparingly.12


It is a source of vegetable protein and a product for increasing lactation. Dishes from it provide the body with fiber, calcium and vitamins of group B.13

Use 1-2 handfuls of cooked chickpeas for salads or mash them.

Cow's milk

Cow's milk contains calcium, which supports lactation.

Include in the diet at least 1-2 glasses of healthy milk per day.


The pumpkin has everything for health and milk production. Vegetable is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamins C, E, PP and B6.

From pumpkin you can cook porridge, squeeze juice or bake in the oven.

Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds contain calcium, which is important for milk production.14

With them you can drink milk or add to salads and pastries.


Basil leaves - a source of provitamin A, vitamins C, PP and B2. This is an antioxidant product that is important for lactation.

Add a few basil leaves to the tea or pour boiling water over them and leave overnight. In the morning, drink an infusion of basil.


Beetroot is a useful vegetable that is a source of fiber and iron, and is considered a product that increases the production of lactation.15

You can eat fresh, boiled and baked.


Tofu is valuable for a nursing woman with calcium and protein.16

Roast lentils with tofu and leafy vegetables is a useful dish for improving lactation.

Brown rice

Brown rice stimulates the hormones responsible for milk production. He also is a source of vitamin E and vitamins of group B.17

It can be cooked with vegetables or spinach.


Oranges are fruits that increase lactation. They will saturate the body of a nursing mother with vitamin C.

One glass of orange juice contains vitamin C, iron and potassium.18

Whole wheat bread

Folic acid, found in whole grain bread, is an important nutrient in breast milk. 19

A couple of pieces of such bread provide the right dose of fiber, iron and folic acid.

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