Gorging on galactagogues
Milk-stimulating food items to keep mom's breast-feeding on an even keel.
By Val Calma
Loving mothers will give nothing but the very best for their children. This love affair between mother and child can begin as soon as an expectant mom changes her diet to benefit her unborn child. After birth, she may even add galactagogue foods to the menu, just to make sure that baby gets an ample supply of milk. Also referred to as lactogenic foods, galactagogues are foods that support milk production.
One popular lactogenic food in the Philippines is the Moringa oleifera, known locally as malunggay. This ubiquitous plant is a staple in traditional Filipino dishes like the tinola and, increasingly, in innovations like malunggay bread, noodles, and even smoothies!
To encourage a breast-feeding mom, here’s a delicious way to prepare food for stimulating breast milk production.