Breastfeeding is a fulfilling journey, but for some nursing moms, it is a journey ridden with worries. “Is my milk enough?” is a question asked far too often by new nursing moms. Luckily, information on how to boost one’s milk supply is now easily accessible thanks to the internet.
MILK SUPPLY DILEMMA
I felt like my milk supply started to dwindle because my baby stopped breastfeeding for a while due to a stuffy nose. Back then, we didn’t know that she had one so we couldn’t decongest it and people told us that maybe she wanted to wean herself because she was already a year old. Luckily, her pediatrician assured me that no baby does not want to breastfeed. She gave me hope.
A week later, we were back to breastfeeding but I noticed the dwindling milk supply. Fortunately, another week later, I was sent a box of M2 tea drink. Back when my baby was a newborn, I was unaware that nursing moms drink moringa or malunggay to increase milk supply.
At first, I drank a bottle a day for 3 days. I could not feel any immediate difference in milk supply. After 3 days, I decided to drink 2 bottles and I was amazed to see the difference. Normally, my breast would no longer feel heavy. The day I drank 2 bottles, my breast felt a little heavier and it was night time (8pm)! Even my baby’s diaper got slightly heavier.
Turns out, malunggay is an galactagogue which is a food or drug that can increase breast milk supply.
In general, I don’t like the taste of ginger when it comes in the form of drinks such as this one. I added my favorite fruit juice, orange juice, to the mix to make it delicious for me! You can add calamansi as well. I found that drinking the M2 tea drink with lots of ice is delicious too, you can hardly taste the ginger! The taste is surprisingly good for a drink that’s brimming with nutrients!
DELICIOUS BREASTFEEDING DIET FOR PREGNANT AND NURSING MOMS
Breastfeeding can be beneficial and rewarding for both mothers and babies, but at the same time entails a lot of hard work and can be a bit tedious. In order to keep quality breast milk supply sufficient, it is essential to always stay hydrated because breastfeeding can make the nursing mother really thirsty. This means that nursing mothers need to be sipping liquids most of the day. But most important of all, the health and nutritional state of the mom must always be at the optimum to make sure quality milk is being produced for her baby. Although water is good, it can get a bit dull as well as lacking nutritional value and content.
In 2011, NatureEarth has introduced M2 concentrate tea drink. With malunggay, okra and ginger as its main ingredients, it is packed with powerful nutrients, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium and has been proven to significantly improve the amount of milk of nursing mothers. It is, by far, the best and most convenient diet for breastfeeding mothers, which are important for a baby’s growth. Malunggay, okra and ginger are also low calorie vegetables that are excellent sources of calcium and healthy antioxidants, important for both mothers and theirs babies.
It is a known fact that malunggay is a good enhancer of breastmilk. And to further support this claim, a case study research was conducted by NatureEarth wherein twelve moms ages 18 to 33 years old with babies ages 2 weeks to 2 months old were asked to participate. Half of them were asked to drink one glass of M2 concentrate tea drink daily, while the other half were asked to drink 2 glasses. After a month of regularly drinking M2 concentrate drink, the 6 mothers who drank 2 glasses daily claimed they produced more breast milk. While the other 6 who drank only a glass did not notice any changes on the quantity of their breast milk.
On the second month, all mothers claimed to have an increased amount of milk being produced, including the ones who only drank a glass daily.
Then on the third month of continuously drinking M2 concentrate drink, everyone noticed that they felt better because no one got sick during the three-month period and there was an ease in bowel movement. Some mothers even claimed that their skin became smoother.
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This cool and refreshing tea is available in all Robinsons Supermarkets and Andoks Litson Manok stalls.