Malunggay and milk production

15 02 2012

I heard that malunggay leaves increases milk supply — is that true?

Last reviewed: May 2009

Mia Montalvan-Castrillo answers:

They can help. Malunggay leaves, as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables, can aid in increasing one’s milk supply. The Department of Research and Technology affirms that malunggay is a good source of calcium, a nutrient that stimulates milk flow. It is likewise rich in iron, phosphorus and vitamins A, B and C, nutrients that are all good for your baby. Do ask you doctor about it.

However, the best way to increase breastmilk is to nurse your baby more frequently. Milk production is based on a supply and demand. The more your baby nurses from you, the more milk is produced. Building your milk supply simply entails that you breastfeed often.

via Malunggay and milk production. BabyCenter

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