Lactation supplements can help you get better quality breastmilk.
A mother’s milk is all a child needs to remain healthy and happy in the first few months of life. Breastfeeding not only gives your child the nutrients they need, but it also protects your child from infections and increases the bond between mother and child. Breastfeeding has a host of benefits for the mother as well. So, there’s no good reason not to breastfeed your child in the first few months after birth.
Some mothers may have trouble producing breastmilk in the beginning. But there are always solutions to such problems. Breastfeeding, being the most natural thing in the world, should be something that every mother and child should experience. And some minor roadblocks shouldn’t be able to put an end to all of that.
Pumping is one such solution, but one which can lead to problems such as pain and abscesses. Lactation supplements are another solution and can provide added benefits such as making sure that your baby gets the right nutrients through your breastmilk. Many lactation experts suggest taking lactation supplements to augment the production of breastmilk and they are often effective with no severe side-effects.
Lactation supplements can come in the form of pills or a powder base that you have with milk. They often include ingredients such as fenugreek, fennel, palm dates, Coleus Amboinecus, blessed thistle, milk thistle, goat’s rue, Shatavari and a variety of other natural or synthetic galactagogues. Galactagogues are substances that promote milk production in mothers who have given birth, and these are what make lactation supplements work.
Lactation supplements usually have to be taken daily and can be taken in the form that you find convenient. However, you should always check with a lactation consultant to find out what kind of supplement is right and safe for you and your baby because when it comes to your baby’s nutrition, there can be no compromise.