Foods That Help Produce Breast Milk
Here in the United States, we live within a society that relies heavily on Western Medicine. Western Medicine is a system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, biomedicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, and orthodox medicine. An element that isn’t emphasized nearly enough in Western Medicine, is the power of foods and overall nutrition in what we choose to eat every day. Food is powerful. It is the fuel for our bodies. The food you eat every day provides the nutrients you need to survive. These food components include the macronutrients – protein, carbohydrate and fat – that offer calories as well as play specific roles in maintaining your health. Micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, don’t act as an energy source but do serve a variety of critical functions to ensure your body operates as optimally as possible. If you are looking to enhance a specific function within your body, such as producing breast milk, it only makes sense to add specific foods to your diet that are known to contribute to your goal. Grey’s Cowbell Lactation Treats utilizes all of these key components in their lactation treats to give you a milk makin’ magic superfood that you can incorporate into your daily diet. These treats are packed with wholesome goodness and never any preservatives. Let’s take a look at what is inside a Grey’s Cowbell Lactation Treat.
The principal purpose of the carbohydrates in the foods you eat is to provide energy to fuel your activities. The energy comes from the breakdown of starches and sugars to their simplest forms, which your cells can then convert to usable power. Although protein and fat can also supply you with energy, your cells prefer the calories from carbohydrates, and, in fact, some organs – your brain and kidneys, for example – have a specific need for a carbohydrate fuel source. Some carbohydrates pass through your system undigested, and this dietary fiber offers no calories but can improve your gastrointestinal health. The number one carbohydrate used in Grey’s Cowbell Lactation Treats to help breastfeeding mothers make more breast milk is oatmeal.
Oatmeal has the added benefit of lowering cholesterol levels. The mere thought of oatmeal is calming, it is comfort food: Thus oxytocin and relaxin is released, which stimulates breast milk production and helps with milk flow. Oxytocin is said to promote feelings of trust, so, you transmit that to your baby who will, thus, feed better.
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are small-molecule food components you need in varying amounts to support your health. Vitamins are involved in energy production, wound healing, eye and skin health, bone formation and immunity. Minerals provide structure to your skeleton, maintain your cardiovascular health, help transmit nerve impulses and serve as a cofactor for enzymes throughout your body. Consuming a well-balanced diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables helps ensure you have plenty of these nutrients in your body. Brewer's yeast is a rich source of minerals -- particularly selenium; protein; B-complex vitamins, and chromium, an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels. Grey’s Cowbell Lactation Treats utilizes the finest quality of brewer’s yeast in their lactation treats.
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet and we use it in all of our lactation treats. Let us introduce to you this superstar food, flaxseed.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
Fiber, Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil:
Flaxseed has phytoestrogens that can influence breast milk production. Flaxseed also contains essential fatty acids.
Fennel seed is the fruit of Foeniculum vulgare - or what we commonly know as fennel - a flowering plant in the carrot family. Native to the Mediterranean, these aromatic seeds are now used in cuisines around the world. Fennel has been shown to have galactogenic properties, meaning it helps increase milk secretion. Research suggests that specific substances found in anethole, such as dianethole and photoanethole, are responsible for the galactogenic effects of the plant. Fennel may increase milk secretion and blood levels of prolactin — a hormone that signals the body to produce breast milk.
I think we can safely say that we know the answer to the commonly asked question, “Can eating certain foods increase breast milk?” Yes, eating foods that combine numerous key elements will give you the best chances of increasing your milk supply. Choosing products that combine the finest of these key dietary elements, like Grey’s Cowbell Lactation Treats, takes the guess work out of what works and what doesn’t. No one particular element is likely to do the trick on its own. The magic is in combining these powerful ingredients into a milk makin’ powerhouse. Grey’s Cowbell Lactation Treats has done all the work for you and packed it all into some of the finest lactation treats available today.