Home Remedies for Breast Feeding
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Breast Feeding

Breast feeding is a must for growing babies. Breast milk is a nutritional diet that should be given to every baby by her mother. Breast feeding helps the infants in developing muscles, it is required for proper mental and physical growth of different body parts like legs, teeth, hands, etc. Breast feeding helps the baby to fight against various infections. Breast milk is light, and digested very comfortably. It creates the emotional attachment between the mother and her baby where the baby feels good, comfortable, and being loved.

Breast feeding keeps the child away from skin infections, watery bowel movements, food poisoning or other problems. Breast feeding mothers have some advantages over other moms, their uterus comes to the normal size without any difficulty which is helpful in further pregnancy.

  1. Causes for low breast milk production
  2. Some home remedies that will help a good supply of breast milk in the mothers' body:
  3. Breast feeding difficulties, like when and how often to give the breast milk to the infants
  4. Do's

Causes for low breast milk production

Unhealthy or improper balanced diet causes low breast milk production.

In taking excess coffee and tea also lead to low breast milk production.

Taking alcohol is a worst thing that mother can unknowingly harm her baby during pregnancy and it also lead to low milk production in the mother’s breast.

Stress and tension also adversely affects the nursing mothers.

Improper rests or insufficient rest are some of the main causes of low breast milk in the mother’s body.

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Some home remedies that will help a good supply of breast milk in the mothers' body:

The main symptom of Breast feeding is small red balls appear on the skin. Slowly, these red balls become big with a small mouth at the center, where puss accumulates. With the passage of time these balls become stiff, and the surrounded area also become hard and red. Patient may also suffer from fever because of severe pain.

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Breast feeding difficulties, like when and how often to give the breast milk to the infants

Breast feeding really are painful and irritating. Given below are some of the easiest and effective home remedies for Breast Feeding .

Garlic:

One of the most effective home remedy for the treatment of Breast feeding is garlic extract. Garlic, in fact, is the best ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of many severe diseases. Gently apply garlic extract over the Breast feeding. This extract will help in killing germs, and will help in releasing out the puss. It is also said that taking 2-3 garlic seeds in diet is also an effective step.

Onion:

Onion is another effective medicine. Apply onion extract over the Breast feeding. This plays the same role as garlic. Patient also should take raw onion in their diet. It is also said that both garlic and onion extract together can also be applied over the puss. This is one of the useful home remedies for breast feeding.

Milk and milk cream:

Other home remedies for the treatment of Breast feeding include milk. It may sound strange, however, milk cream applied over the Breast feeding helps in softening of the Breast feeding, which opens their mouth so that puss could easily release out. Similarly, take bread slice and soak it in milk. Cover Breast feeding with it, after some time the Breast feeding will soften and puss will release out.

Parsley (a jmood ) leaves:

Parsley leaves or ajmood also plays vital role in treating Breast feeding. Boil parsley leaves, till it becomes soft. Wrap the boiled leaves in clean perforated cloth and put is over Breast feeding. This will help in release of puss by opening boil’s mouth. This is one of the best home remedies for breast feeding.

Betel (paan) and Margosa (neem) Leaves

Betel and margosa leaves are some of the most effective remedies for the treatment of Breast feeding. Take 3-4 betel leaves and boil in water till it becomes soft .Gently put 2-3 drops of caster oil over it. Cover Breast feeding with these leaves. Similarly, boil 15-20 neem leaves in ½ liter of water. Allow it to boil until the mixture reduces to 1/3 of its constituent. Allow the mixture to cool and gently apply it to the Breast feeding. This will open up the mouth and help in fast release of puss. Repeat this for a week.

Bitter gourd:

Bitter gourd extract also has effective role in the treatment of Breast feeding. Apply bitter gourd extract over the Breast feeding. This extract will kill the germs, soothes the infected skin, and gradually helps in the releasing puss and blood. Sometimes patient may find difficulty in applying it over the Breast feeding, they can take this extract with lemon juice in the empty stomach, early in the morning. This should be taken till the Breast feeding are not treated. However, it is recommended to take this juice at least a week after the treatment so that all the germs should be killed completely. This is one of the important home remedies for breast feeding.

Turmeric and cumin seed:

Turmeric is considered as the oldest home remedy for the treatment various severe diseases. Roast turmeric powder in low flame. Take 4-5 tablespoon of roasted turmeric powder and make a paste using water. Apply it gently over the Breast feeding. Turmeric helps in maturing the Breast feeding and hence fast release of germs and puss.

Similarly, mix powdered cumin seed in water and make a paste, gently apply it over the Breast feeding. This too helps in fast release of puss by killing germs and weakening the Breast feeding.

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Do’s :

Carotenes are the proteins which are present in various food stuffs. Eat food rich in carotenes as they are good for nursing mothers.

Anxiousness, unrest, unnecessary tension, and stress should be avoided as it hampers the breast milk production. These conditions severely affect insufficient milk secretion in the mothers’ breast.

Proper rest, balanced diet, fruit juice, and water intake is a must to do things during Breast feedingfor nursing mothers.

Baby needs your most care in the initial months of his birth so make it a priority and feed your baby with the breast milk as the baby needs it for the proper growth.

Avoid tight lingerie and if you are ill still keep feeding the breast milk as it does not harm your baby.

Skin infections in the nipples and its possible remedies

  • The period after the baby’s birth or the period during which milk is secreted, sometimes encounters various problems like, pain in the mother’s breast and various other skin infections.

Remedies

  • In such cases proper rest and almond oil massage in the breast prevents sore nipples.

Take the above preventive measures and advice of your doctor regarding Breast feedingbecause your child really needs your care.

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