Eat Ajwa Dates To Increase Breast Milk Supply
By Anne Sarane
5th June 2019
Dates Fruit Benefits For Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding – A date has become a staple in the Middle East for thousands of years ago. But you know, it tastes sweet fruit that has a myriad of health benefits, especially for women?
Dates have been known for its nutritious benefit. For mom post-partum, consuming dates is great to boost energy(since it is easily digested) and increase breast milk production. I personally consume dates regularly since the day I gave birth until my baby was
I personally consume dates regularly since the day I gave birth until my baby was one month old.
In Middle East culture, fresh dates are given to mothers right after giving birth, but if you can’t found one, dried dates are great too.
PS: Recently, dates has been gaining a lot more popularity as milk booster. A lot of moms consume it in juice form or milkshake. If you can’t find date milkshake in your country, its actually easier to make it on your own. Buy will need to order your fresh ajwa dates.
Top 10 lactogenic food: dates, food for breastfeeding
so why are dates such a great top 10 lactogenic food?
Dates contain Tryptophan. Tryptophan is one of the 10 essential amino acids that the body uses to create the proteins it needs. In particular, tryptophan serves as a precursor for serotonin (our feel-good neurotransmitter). Seratonin supports the chemistry of lactation.
Serotonin counter-acts Dop-min, which suppresses Prolactin (needed for milk production). So anything that keeps Dop-min levels low, in turn keeps Prolactin levels high; thus making them lactogenic and helping to combat low milk supply. High tryptophan = high seratonin = high prolactin .
Along with a number of other foods, Tryptophan is particularly plentiful in dates.
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Foods to avoid (Milk killers)
A number of mums on theAsianparent breastfeeding mums group, lists the following as milk killers for them – Chives, cabbage, pig’s liver, fruits like tamarind, guava, watermelon, mangosteens, san cha herbs like mint, sage, rosemary, thyme, spearmint, peppermint and parsley. Chinese herbs like dong guai mei/dong guai tail/American Ginseng is also known to be a milk killer.
The Singapore Health Promotion Board also suggests staying away from strong flavours in food such as garlic and onion, which are also known to cross into breastmilk. Some babies, sensitive to the changes in breastmilk flavour, may decrease intake.
Most important among all, in addition to consuming milk-booster foods, it is important for you to consume a healthy and balanced diet in your daily meals.
And don’t forget to drink ENOUGH water. You need to stay hydrated.
I don’t recommend you to drink until you feel bloated, definitely not.
But listen! it is very easy for a nursing mom to forget that she feels thirsty, simply because she has so many things to do to take care of the baby.
My suggestion is to always have a water bottle with you whenever you are. I even have a mini water dispenser and a mug by my bedside. That way, whenever I feel thirsty in the middle of the night, I don’t need to go all the way to the kitchen just to drink a glass of water.