Nigerian Food that can improve or boost Lactation
Around the world, women in diverse cultures take certain foods that can help them produce milk while lactating right after childbirth.
Here are some Nigerian foods that can help improve or boost lactation:
Moringa possesses great minerals and vitamins and other anti-oxidants which can be very beneficial to nursing mothers.
- Water melon:
The presence of fructose, fibre, vitamins and other minerals makes it highly recommended for lactating mothers, because of its high water content helps to keep the mother hydrated and the baby full.
Akamu or ogi as it is popularly called is a brewed pudding cereal gotten from millet, maize or sorghum. It is a meal that possesses essential nutrients such as Folic acid, carbohydrate, vitamins A and C, zinc, potassium and others.
- Fura de nunu:
This beverage is common among the Fulani people of West Africa. Fura de nunu is a delicious blend of brewed cow milk (nunu) and millet dough (fura).
Consuming carrots is a good way to enhance lactation as they contain essential components such as potassium and vitamin A, that helps to amplify the quality and quantity of the milk.
Garlic is popularly used as a spice in cooking, garlic naturally is rich in enzymes, vitamins and other minerals which in turn helps to improve milk production.
- Ofada rice:
This locally grown Ofada rice is quite good for lactating mothers because of some of its nutrients such as: vitamin B and E and other minerals.Tags: carrots foods that can improve lactation Garlic moringa Pap Watermelon