LACTATING (BREAST FEEDING)
Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
Moringa leaf supplements are also popular among lactating mothers who often report consuming moringa leaf cause a significant increase in breast milk. Moringa is packed with amino acid Tryptophan, which is used in our brains to produce Serotonin, regarded as the most important antidepressant and good mood hormone.
Moringa leaf can be safely consumed not only by adults but also children as according to scientific research no side effects of moringa leaves have been reported. According to an abstract of the “Review of the Safety and Efficacy of Moringa oleifera” written in 2015 by Professor S. J. Stohs and his colleagues, “No adverse effects were reported in association with human studies. Five human studies using powdered whole leaf preparations of M. oleifera have been published, which have demonstrated anti-hyperglycaemic (antidiabetic) and anti-dyslipidemic (cholesterol lowering) activities. These activities have been confirmed using extracts as well as leaf powders. A rapidly growing number of published studies have shown that M. oleifera leaves possess a wide range of additional biological activities including antioxidant, tissue protective (liver, kidneys, heart, testes, and lungs), analgesic (pain relieving), antiulcer, antihypertensive, radioprotective, and immunomodulatory actions. A wide variety of polyphenols and phenolic acids as well as flavonoids, glucosinolates, and possibly alkaloids is believed to be responsible for the observed effects.”
Alfalfa – another lactogenic herb used to increase mammary tissue and milk supply. It can safely be taken during pregnancy and after the birth.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum) has been used as a remedy for increasing milk supply in nursing mothers for many centuries. It can produce results in only one to three days.
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Milk Thistle – Aside from being a great tonic for the liver, milk thistle has been shown to increase milk supply over a placebo in clinical studies.
Fennel – great for increasing breast-milk production, and also extremely helpful in relieving symptoms of gas or upset stomach. It is the perfect herb to take in conjunction with Fenugreek, when gas is a problem. This is also one of the main ingredients of the Nursing Tea/Nursing Tincture, as well as the Tummy Tea/Tummy Tincture which is specifically formulated for gas, colic, reflux and indigestion.
Evening primrose oil and Star flower oil are used to increase breast-milk production.
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