"Galactagogue (from the Greek “galacta” which means milk) is a food, herb or drug that increases the production of breast milk." - From breastfeeding.support
For those of you who have never heard of galactagogue, they are one of nursing mummies' best friend that have been known and used for generations to increase in breast milk supply. Over here at The Fussy Pâtissières, we emphasize and only uses natural galactagogues in our bakes so to present you healthy and yummy lactation treats while nursing.
Having known to be highly nutritious and contain healthy fats (lauric acid), coconut oil can boost fat burning and raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood.
It is now being widely recognized by the medical community as a powerful ingredient with potent medicinal properties.
One of the most popular food among nursing mummies, oats are packed with many nutrients such as iron, zinc, calcium, B vitamins and minerals. It is also one of the foods that contain plant estrogens which are associated with the stimulation of the milk glands and thus, a greater product in breast milk.
While being an excellent source of soluble fiber, studies have shown that beta-glucan (a type of fiber) found in oats can help to lower cholesterol too.
Popularly used as a nutritional supplement, brewer's yeast contain amino acids, iron, B vitamins and other trace minerals that help to increase breast milk supply while fighting fatigue and baby blues.
It is also believed to help lower cholesterol levels and nourish skin and hair too.
Despite their small size, chia seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid, antioxidants, fiber, protein, calcium and magnesium.
It has been regarded as an excellent dietary supplement and natural enhancement of milk supply for breastfeeding mum.
These tiny seeds is one of the oldest fiber crops in the world that has been known to be a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid, antioxidants and lignans (type of phytoestrogen).
Phytoestrogen is a plant nutrient that actually mimic the female hormone - estrogen in the body and have been shown to help with postpartum depression symptoms.
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Above information is for general reference only. The Fussy Pâtissières shall hold no credits nor liability to the nutritional information above and credit shall goes to the respective sources. Our bakes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent any disease or replace as a professional lactation support.
Our bakes provide nutritious (and tasty!) lactation support for nursing mums when consume in conjunction with healthy diet, appropriate water intake, consistent nursing and pumping. For best results while consuming our bakes, please consult lactation professionals.