15.01.2020 09:16

World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that children be breastfed for the first six months of their life. Many studies have shown that breast milk offers many benefits not only for the baby but also for mother. Babies who are exclusively breastfed in their first months have a 41% higher success rate than formula-fed babies. This is a statistic based on Bristol University observations of over 1,400 children. Breastfeeding also help mother recover body faster after pregnancy. It also helps fight cancer and support for postpartum recovery.


However, not all mothers are fortunate enough to have abundant sources of breast milk. There are lots of ways to increase breast milk. Here are five fruits to increase your breast milk supply.




Fig is one of the best fruit that mother should eat 

The Chinese medicine believes that the figs has sweet and sour flavors, a cool nature and the abilities to increase breast milk.


According to recent researches, every 100g of fig contains 1g protein, 0.4g fat, 12.6g sugar, 49mg calcium, 23mg phosphorus, 0.4mg iron, 0.05 mg carotene which are necessary to women in effectively producing milk. The Chinese medicine believes that the figs has sweet and sour flavors, a cool nature and the abilities to increase breast milk, clean blood vessels, bring diuretic effects, treat inflammations and disinfect.




How healthy are bananas? Bananas are rich in Vitamin B6 and a good source of fiber, vitamin c, magnesium and potassium.

Banana is a delicious fruit that have many healthy nutrients


Potassium is super important for pregnant women, but maintaining high levels of potassium is still crucial while breastfeeding. And actually, you need more of it as a breastfeeding mom, as it will help you maintain your fluid and electrolyte balance. According to Baby Center, the recommended amount of potassium is 5,100 milligrams.


One medium banana contains about 450 milligrams of potassium, but don't think you have to turn into a monkey.




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Apricots increase breast milk

These smooth and sweet cuties pack some serious phytoestrogens, which mimic the activity of estrogen in the body. Ohytoestrogens help regulate milk producing hormones in the body and can increase lactation. Apricots are also full of calcium, potassium and vitamins C and A — all of which contribute to the optimal health for you and your baby.



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It's is easy to find tomatos and eat them

Another healthy veggie for a breastfeeding mom is the tomato. Tomatoes are 94.5 percent water according to Health, and Medical News Today calls tomatoes a nutrient-dense, super-food as well as a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid. Tomatoes contain tons of antioxidants to help a nursing mom feel her best, including alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene and lutein.



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Papaya is a great source of galactogogue which helps induce lactation-enhancing milk production. It’s recommended to add 1/2 cup of green papaya to a smoothie with other galactogogue-rich foods like spinach and carrots. Add some unsweetened almond milk with 1/2 cup of greek yogurt and voila'. A delicious breakfast for breastfeeding mamas.