Breastfeeding Tips for New Mums

26 Apr 2018

By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist

Q1. Are there any foods that can assist with the production of milk?

Flaxseeds, fennel, fenugreek seeds, oats, avocado and eggs can all assist with the production of milk, so including these foods as part of your whole food diet can work wonders.

Q2. Are there any foods that you should avoid when breastfeeding?

If bub is getting reflux or colic, foods to decrease in your diet include cabbage, peppermint tea, coffee, chilli, dairy and gluten

Q3. Do you have any specific lifestyle tips for new mums to assist them in their breastfeeding journey?

If you are having trouble with breastfeeding, contact a lactation nurse straight away as they can instantly change your breastfeeding experience. We also have some amazing herbal tincture blends that are terrific to help with milk supply and quality!

Q4. Babies with reflux can be a really stressful time for Mum’s. Do you have any recommendations or tips when it comes to coping with babies with reflux? 

A baby probiotic can be really useful to help clear or decrease the reflux or trying osteopathy and/or cranial sacral therapy as this can work wonders! We offer both in the clinic and you can book online at the links below

Q5. What is your number one piece of advice for breastfeeding mums?

See a lactation nurse before you have the baby and also after to help with your breastfeeding journey. Talk to you Naturopath about what we can do to help and don’t push through if you are struggling there are so many things you can do to help make your experience less stressful and easier for both mum and bub.

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