The Galactagogue Guide

The Galactagogue Guide

“Galactagogue” is a fancy name for anything that naturally supports your breast milk supply. Galactagogues include things you can do, foods, and herbs.

You can increase your supply naturally by breastfeeding and pumping more frequently (like every 2 to 3 hours). Having a good latch is an important part of ensuring your baby is using your breast milk efficiently, which in turn will keep it flowing.

There are also many foods you can add to your diet to support breast milk production. Add raw nuts, such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, and macadamia nuts, as well as sesame seeds. Whole grains, such as barley, brown rice, and oatmeal, may also support your supply. In addition, brewer’s yeast, garlic, ginger, chickpeas, lentils, and green leafy vegetables, such as kale, arugula, and spinach, can help. Lastly, the beta carotene in red and orange vegetables, such as yams, beets, and carrots, supports breast milk production. 

As far as herbs, alfalfa, fennel, fenugreek, blessed thistle, and stinging nettle support your natural breast milk production. Our nursing line contains these herbs to support your breast milk production, flow, and taste. 

Sources: VeryWellFamily.com, Healthline

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