From the womb and out in the world:
Here’s why new moms need moringa every step of their breastfeeding journey
Any new mom will want to exclusively breastfeed for as long as she can, knowing the incomparable benefits breastmilk has in terms of providing the exact kind of nutrients and anti-bodies her baby will need on a daily basis. While most will have ample milk after birth, others will struggle with low milk supply because not all moms are created equal. Good thing, there are milk-increasing supplements out there. However, the best choice is always one that is sourced from nature.
Nature’s best milk booster yet comes in the form a superfood--a miracle plant, really--called moringa. This tree, native to many Asian countries especially the Philippines, is anew mom’s greatest ally all throughout her breastfeeding journey—from pre-natal to post-partum, even all the way to when the child reaches toddlerhood. Here are three of a multitude of benefits of moringa that expectant and nursing moms will need to know as the feel their way to motherhood.
- It’s a natural galactagogue. According to Science Direct, moringa is known to be rich in phytosterols such as stigmasterol, sitosterol and kampesterol, which are precursors for hormones required for reproductive growth. “These compounds increase the estrogen production, which in turn stimulates the proliferation of the mammary gland ducts to produce milk,” the study reads. In the Philippines, moringa or malunggay and is commonly used in soup-based dishes and served to expecting and nursing moms to ensure steady breast milk supply.
- It is calcium rich. Lactating moms need that extra dosage of calcium as their bodies are working double time to produce milk for their babies. Babies, too, need the calcium they can get for healthy growth and stronger bones. Moringa, which contains 17 times more calcium than milk, is a great source of this essential mineral. In powdered form, expectant and nursing mothers may be able to supplement their daily calcium needs by adding it on their drinks and on their food guided by a variety of healthy, satisfying, and creative recipes.
- More iron than spinach. You heard that right. A 100-gram serving of moringa is said to contain 4 milligrams of iron compared to the same amount of spinach which only has 2.7 milligrams of iron. That’s 22% of the daily value we need, according to healthwithfood.org. Iron is needed to produce hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles. Lack of oxygen in these parts leave us feeling tired. Moms who breastfeed infants on demand (that means every two hours) will need iron if they are to keep stress, fatigue, and exhaustion at bay.
Go-Lacta’s Moringa capsule and powder forms come in handy especially for moms going through the different stages of their breastfeeding journey. They are guaranteed 100% organic, pure, and raw without undergoing any chemical process
It is recommended to take 2 capsules twice a day on the 36th week of pregnancy to boost breast milk supply and 2 capsules for postpartum care, one to three times a day.