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Enhance Breast Milk Production recipes


Last Updated : Aug 09,2018



Veg Recipes for Enhancing Breast Milk Production, Indian Recipes

What a lovely journey is motherhood! From the time you learn you are pregnant to finally holding your little bundle of joy in your arms, the joys and ups and downs and worries all make it a memorable time. Of course, the postpartum period is a difficult time – though you are out of your pregnant state, your body is still sore from the whole process of pregnancy and delivery. Additionally, the newborn has to be nursed and cared for. You are just about getting used to BREAST FEEDING.

Adequate nutrition is essential all along, and cannot be compromised at any time. You know that the first milk, called colostrum, is the building block of immunity for your baby. And, thereafter breast milk is a source of nutrients and antibodies for your little one.

The quality and quantity of breast milk depends very much on the mother’s nutritional backup made during the 9 months of pregnancy and what she eats while breast feeding. While water holds first place in being added to a lactation diet, other foods can also be looked upon. There is no magic potion in any food, but some foods can definitely help in enhancing breast milk production. These are called galactogogues. Though each of these food may not have enough evidence, but they have been passed on from generations and have been found useful by most new moms.

10 Indian Veg Ingredients to Enhance Breast Milk Production

  Ingredient Recipes to Try
1. Oats Oatmeal Green Apple Vegan Breakfast Recipe
2. Barley Barley Vegetable Soup
3. Bajra Bajra Raab
4. Jowar Jowar and vegetable Porridge
5. Milk Strawberry Chickoo Shake
6. Garlic Garlic Roti
7. Carom Seeds (Ajwain) Mukhwas (Kankari Ajwain)
8. Garden Cress Seeds (Halim) Halim Ladoo
9. Fenugreek (methi) Methi Dhal Koshimbir
10. Fennel Fennel Tea

Go ahead…I am sure that the post-partum journey will be as pleasant and a growing experience for you.


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Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
07 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
Methi Pakoda Kadhi
Recipe# 4342
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The perfect dish to serve for a Holiday lunch. Fenugreek dumplings are deep fried and dunked for a few seconds in milk and then immersed in the curd kadhi. This process of soaking the fenugreek dumplings in milk makes them softer and more succulent and reduces the sharpness of the curd based kadhi.
Fennel Tea To Relieve Constipation
Recipe# 42384
27 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Fennel tea is worth drinking simply for its awesome aroma and soothing flavour, but then it has its share of amazing benefits too! Fennel tea is a decoction of fennel seeds and hot water, allowed to steep for 10 minutes. It is a perfect digestive cleanser, very effective in relieving constipatio ....
Halim Recipe, Garden Cress, Best Source Of Iron
Recipe# 42357
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s an easy and tasty way to top-up your iron reserves using garden cress seeds. Garden cress seeds or halim is a tiny treasure trove of nutrients. It is loaded with iron, and is also an excellent source of folic acid,
Methi Oats Roti
Recipe# 40149
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous rotis are made with a fibre-rich dough of whole wheat flour and quick rolled oats perked up with iron-rich fenugreek leaves. You can use any other greens of your choice too. This imparts a little softness to the rotis enabling you to reduce the amount of oil used to prepare them. How ....
Bajra Raab, Gujarati Bajra Raab Recipe
Recipe# 41736
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A porridge-like food made of ghee-roasted bajra flour, the Bajra Raab is very apt for lactating mothers. Sweetened mildly with sugar, it has a comforting taste and mouth-feel that kind of warms the body and soul! It is ideal to have during the winters, when it will not only make the new mother f ....
Oatmeal Green Apples Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42259
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kick-start your day with this healthy, filling and super tasty dish, which can be fixed in a jiffy if you have all the ingredients ready in your fridge. The combination of oats, peanut butter and almond milk, perked up with tangy and filling green apples, makes a delightful breakfast, which has ....
Banana Apple Porridge
Recipe# 4656
08 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A healthy duet of grains like broken wheat and oats with fruits like banana and apples, this porridge is flavoursome and truly tempting. Sautéing the broken wheat and oats before cooking chases away the raw smell, while the cinnamon powder and fruits enhance the flavour and aroma further. The Banana ....
Bulgur Wheat Porridge  ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 3060
17 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome and satisfactory Bulgur Wheat Porridge makes a satiating meal for infants in the 8-9 months stage, when their activity level and appetite grows as rapidly as their body. This porridge will keep children satisfied for a couple of hours, and is also a very good source of important ....
Strawberry Chickoo Shake
Recipe# 2930
08 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ah, this shake is just what you will need when you are too famished to cook, too nauseated to eat, but badly in need of a sumptuous snack. Chock-full of nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin C and fibre too, this is as satiating as a snack can get. At the same time, the peppy flavour ....
Garlic Roti  (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38600
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Garlic, green chilli paste and sesame seeds add a distinctive flavour to these otherwise bland rotis. For best results, serve these easy-to-make rotis with a smattering of ghee.
Methi Paratha
Recipe# 41171
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist the lure of hot, tava-cooked Methi Parathas. The wheat flour dough combines methi leaves and carom seeds, both of which are excellent aroma and flavour boosters. Methi has a very unique flavour, which is slightly bitter but very pleasing to the palate... it is the kind of flavou ....
Date and Apple Shake ( Healthy Snacks Recipe)
Recipe# 5675
26 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tummy is growling, but not time for a meal yet? This Date and Apple Shake is perfect for such hunger pangs. An energy rich glassful that will put you right back into action! The combination of apples and dates is rich in fibre, which keeps you satiated for a long time. Using low-fat milk gives you ....
Jowar and Vegetable Porridge
Recipe# 3544
08 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you sat ....
Bulgur Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi  ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 3081
17 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is a complete and wholesome meal in itself, especially when served with curds. The Bulgur Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi is a good way to incorporate two food groups in one dish, namely cereals and vegetables. At this stage, babies are capable of chewing their food, and so it is important ....
Mushroom Barley Soup Recipe , Healthy Vegan Soup
Recipe# 33962
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you are watching what you eat then the mushroom and barley soup is ideal. Couple it with whole wheat toast and you have a nutrient-packed, fibre -dense healthy vegan meal ready! Lemon juice and ground pe ....
Banana Apple Porridge ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 32972
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This easy-to-make, simple porridge prepared from broken wheat, oats and fruits is rich in fibre and b complex vitamins – ideal to keep the metabolism going and lose pregnancy weight. I’ve used low-fat butter and milk to keep the calories down.
Multigrain Garlic Roti, Lehsun Roti
Recipe# 2983
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Most people are apprehensive to use garlic as a predominant flavour in their cooking. This aromatic herb actually aids in digestion and also stimulates the production of breast milk, so turn to these rotis in the last month of pregnancy or while lactating. ....
Methi Moong Dal Subzi (  Cooking Under 10 Minutes)
Recipe# 1737
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Sometimes, simple recipes taste more awesome than the elaborate ones! this is one such example. A very easy recipe combining iron-rich fenugreek leaves and protein-rich green gram dal, the smell of methi moong dal subzi bubbling on the stove will draw your family to the table!
Mukhwas ( Kankari Ajwain)
Recipe# 2948
08 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Almonds and gaund are foods that help to increase the production of milk. This mixture is traditionally made for lactating mothers and is supposed to be had once or twice a day to help relieve you from digestive problems like gas or flatulence. All the ingredients have therapeutic properties and ....
Methi Dhal Koshimbir
Recipe# 5693
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A side dish that adds the extra zing to your health! This is a special dish recommended for expecting mothers to fulfill the increased demand for iron.
Bajra Khichdi
Recipe# 22379
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Stuffed to the core with iron health, this khichadi is a treat for elders and the children in the family!
Sprouted Methi with Fruity Dressing
Recipe# 31052
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Methi is a diabetic friendly food as it helps to lower blood glucose levels; besides this its high fibre content helps to bind bad cholesterol and throws it out of the body. Its goodness increase manifold on sprouting, hence whip up a salad or a subzi for a healthy and nutritious meal. Add fruits ....
Garlic Vegetable Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33011
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Garlic vegetable soup, a delicious soup to begin your meals with or to be had as a mid-morning snack. I’ve flavoured it with garlic and added loads of mixed veggies to create a colourful and nourishing fare. Low-fat milk keeps the calorie content low.
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