Mother’s milk is the first instance of food, a power giving substance for newborn babies. The power of mother’s milk is unparalleled to any other supplement however, several mothers find themselves struggling to breastfeed their babies owing to the fact that their bodies aren’t producing enough milk.
It is a well established fact that breastfeeding is highly beneficial for the newborn and if you are struggling with the same, we recommend you to try natural ways of boosting lactation via the very natural and safe ways of Ayurveda.
What are the common reasons for low milk supply in mothers?
- Stress, anxiety and postpartum are a primary inhibiting factor to lactation
- Starting breastfeeding at a later stage
- Not breastfeeding the baby on a regular basis
- Having a preterm or premature baby
- Medical conditions like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure
Some of the ayurvedic herbs that can aid in boosting lactation are:
#1 – Shatavari:
Shatavari is a well-known galactagogue; highly imperative to increase breast milk production. This ayurvedic herbs has been commonly used in India as well as China to support lactation. It is supported by research showing that Shatavari can increase breast milk supply by increasing prolactin; the milk production hormone. It regulates estrogen and menstruation. Shatavari helps bring hormones back into balance as they keep fluctuating during the postpartum period.
#2 – Jivanti:
Jivanti is a non-hormonal, natural and safe ayurvedic medicine that helps improve the quantity as well as quality of breast milk. It has shown to improve the overall milk quality by 11.8% and also proves an improvement in protein, fat as well as calcium content in milk without affecting the regularity of lactation. Jivanti is also preventive for women undergoing habitual abortions who are prone to high-risk pregnancies.
#3 – Vidarikand:
Vidarikand induces galactagogue action and can help increase the production of prolactin and corticoids which are known to improve lactation as well as the quality of breast milk. Consumption of Vidarikand is extremely beneficial towards the young ones since breast milk is ideal for their nourishment and also helps strengthen their immune system.
#4 – Cinnamon:
Cinnamon is known as Dalchini in Hindi and is an aromatic herb that not only enhances the taste of your cuisine but also comes with innumerable benefits for a new mother. From enhancing digestion to delaying periods after child birth and inducing milk secretion, the aromatic bark of cinnamon is an essential ingredient to be stocked up by every lactating mother. It is yet another potent source of galactagogue action that also enhances the taste of milk.
#5 – Fennel Seeds:
The reason that fennel seeds are considered a great source of galactagogue is because they have phytoestrogens which are similar to the oestogen hormone in females naturally formed by the human body. Women who use fennel seeds post pregnancy are known to lactate regularly without any issues.
While consuming these ayurvedic herbs individually is a task and you might not know the exact amount to be consumed, Wellness Mantra has taken the liberty of combining these precious herbs to render great assistance to lactating mothers in the form of Ayurvedic supplements.
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KsheerVardhini™ granules are made by taking inspiration from the grandmother’s age-old recipes and supported by the research and findings of modern times. The ayurvedic ingredients of KsheerVardhini™ granules offer a superior solution that not only increase the quantum and flow of mother’s milk but also provide adequate nourishment, rejuvenation and immunity build-up for the baby and the mother.
Enriched with Shatavari, Jivanti, Vidarikand, Godanti Bhasma and other specially chosen herbs, KsheerVardhini™ is a safe and natural galactagogue – a boon for the Mother and the precious Child!