These Galactagogue Foods May Help Promote Lactation

Before you begin loading up on galactagogue foods, it’s important to know whether you really need more breast milk production or not. Verywell Family shares a list of situations where this may be applicable:

  1. Your period returning has caused a dip in your supply of breast milk.
  2. You’re breastfeeding after breast surgery.
  3. You’re exclusively pumping for your baby.
  4. Your milk supply is low.
  5. You’re pumping for a preemie or a sick infant in the hospital.
  6. You stopped breastfeeding and would like to start again.

If any of those points apply to you, incorporating more galactagogue foods into your diet may be the next best step. Healthline and Verywell Family recommend these foods to support that:

  • Almonds
  • Brown rice
  • Chickpeas and lentils
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Green papaya
  • Lactation cookies
  • Oatmeal

This doesn’t necessarily mean going out of your way to eat exotic foods but more so ensuring you have a balanced, healthy diet. Overall, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, a variety of whole grains, protein, and high-quality fats, and you’ll be golden!

As you eat these foods, you’ll likely notice yourself feeling thirsty, too. That’s where SOLMA comes in! Our ready-to-drink teas simultaneously quench your thirst and support lactation. Available in chamomile, lemon, and rooibos, you’re sure to find a flavor that satisfies any palate.


📰 Read SOLMA’s Feature in Mother Mag

For as long as she could remember, SOLMA's co-founder Daniela always wanted to be a mother, and when she became pregnant with her first, she knew right away that she wanted to breastfeed. She had heard amazing stories from other moms and learned about the many benefits it brings to the baby.

But quickly after giving birth, Daniela learned about the flip side of breastfeeding—and the absolute pressure cooker it could become emotionally and physically. She wasn’t prepared for the difficulties she would face or the ups and downs of the postpartum period. It was quite a shock to realize that breastfeeding—which is often represented as completely natural and beautiful—had its challenges.

Daniela recently wrote an article for Mother Mag that shares her experience. Read it now through the button below!


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