Breast milk is well-known for its wide range of health benefits, including the mother-child bonding.
Struggling to product adequate breast milk for the baby is really frustrating and scary for many nursing mothers due to the inability to provide the vital need for the baby. Consequently, many has resort to herbal remedies.
Herbal remedies, known as galactogogues, have been used for millennia with the intention of improving the production of breast milk in women who is struggling to produce enough.
In many cultures, the use of herbs during and after pregnancy is quite prevalent. Besides improving the quality of breast milk, nursing mothers also use herbal remedies for pregnancy-related issues.
What Herbs Encourage Breast Milk?
🔎 Red Raspberry is one of the galactagogues , herb(s) that increase breast milk production. Research shows when used with other galactagogues such as fennel and fenugreek, red raspberry can help boost breast milk quantity significantly.
🔎 The American Pregnancy Association states that Red Raspberry leaf can help increase breast milk supply.
🌿 Red Raspberry leaves (Rubus Idaeus) is a nourishing herb, that is beneficial for pregnancy & lactation.
🌿 Red Raspberry leaves has abundant vitamins and minerals, including carotenes, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, niacin, thiamine and trace minerals.
🌿 Known as the pregnancy herb, Red Raspberry leaves are beneficial for pregnancy nausea, and helps improve the quality & quantity of breast milk.
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2. “Raspberry leaf in pregnancy: its safety and efficacy in labor”, 2001, Journal of Midwifery Womens Health, March-April; vol 46(2), pp. 51-59.
3. American Pregnancy Association 2019, “Herbal Tea and Pregnancy”, https://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/herbal-tea/
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