- The right diet is the key to having a good supply of nourishing milk. It should be followed from before conception and contain high levels of healthy animal fats. Be sure to eat plenty of food. When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is not time to diet!
- Avoid trans fatty acids, found in margarines, vegetable shortenings and almost all processed foods. Trans fats lower the overall fat content of mother’s milk, depriving the baby of important nutrients and reducing the chances for successful breastfeeding.
- Try to arrange to have good help for the first four weeks after the baby is born so that you will have adequate rest. Husband or partner, grandparents, relatives, friends, housekeepers or even a professional baby nurse should be on hand so that the nursing mother can concentrate on getting optimal nourishment and plenty of sleep.
- Fermented foods and beverages, and porridges or soaked grains, are said to increase milk supply.
- Consume plenty of liquids in the form of whole milk (preferably raw), stock or soups based on stock, and lacto-fermented beverages.
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