Every mother looks forward to breastfeeding her newborn mainly for two reasons. Firstly, because its inbred in us that breastmilk contains nutrients that can do wonders for the baby's immunity. Secondly, its a great bonding moment for the mum and baby. Thus, to enhance this lovely bonding time, here are three foods you can eat to enhace your feed:
* Barley water: Barley is the richest dietary source of beta-glucan, a polysaccharide that has the ability to increase prolactin [the breastfeeding hormone] levels in both humans and animals.
* Fennel+ Fenugreek Seeds: Fennel is the vegetable with a licorice-flavoured bulb and thin green fronds. Both the plant and its seed, fenugreek, contain phytoestrogens, which have long been believed to help milk production along.
*Oats: oats have a higher concentration of dietary beta-glucan than any other food. Thus great souce of prolactin.