The lactogenic diet, rich in nutrients like beta-glucans, healthy fats, and antioxidants, works at the metabolic level to support optimal functioning. This diet prioritizes foods that are not only beneficial for lactation
Insulin plays a crucial, yet often overlooked, role in milk production. When a mother is insulin resistant, her milk production may be affected.
A Lactogenic Lifestyle holds the potential to change lives. This series will explore the relationship between our daily habits, food choices, and health, and provide concrete steps that can improve not only milk supply but also overall wellness for ourselves and our families
Relics of postpartum practices might yet be gifted across generations. They are kept safely in the old wives’ tales that are shared between mothers. They are sometimes found written on a crinkled, yellow page, stashed away between the forgotten pages of vintage health books.
we will explore two incredible plants that have been cherished for centuries by breastfeeding mothers across Asia, Africa, and South America. Amaranth and sweet potato leaves are packed with essential nutrients and renowned for their ability to support lactation and enhance milk supply.
Beta-glucan increases the milk-making hormone prolactin as well as bringing about changes in a mother’s physiology that promote good lactation. Yet, a clear mechanism of action eluded us for decades. In fact we were told it was impossible.
You may find that your supply is better protected if you avoid the following as herbs, spices, in food or beverages, and as extracts or flavorings in candy, breath mints, toothpaste, medicine, foods and beverages.
Lactogenic foods and herbs are commonly “insulin sensitizing,” “blood-sugar balancing,” or have an “anti-diabetic” effect.
Beer is made from barley, malt, hops and water. Its use as a galactagogue is disputed. I clear up the confusion in this article on its historic use and the how it can be used today.