Preparing Yourself For A Long Hospital Stay

Welcome to my site about tactics you can use to cope with hospitalization. I am Edward Collins. I created this site after a long hospitalization left me feeling uncomfortable and dying to go home. I was ill-prepared for the lengthy stay at that facility. Despite my nurses and doctors’ best efforts, I felt lonely, bored and somewhat isolated during my stay. On this site, I will help you prepare for hospitalization well before you need your next medical procedure. Please come by my site daily to learn the information you need to know. Thank you for visiting my website about preparing for hospitalization.

What To Eat To Help You Breastfeed

Health & Medical Blog

After you have given birth to your brand new baby, you have a definite plan for how you want everything to go regarding your new child. When you start trying to breastfeed shortly after the birth, you may find that you are having some difficulty generating enough milk to properly feed your newborn baby. A lactation consultant will be called in to give you some pointers and assistance with your breastfeeding situation. In addition to the ideas and techniques that you learn from your lactation consultant, there are certain foods you can eat that will help you with your lactation woes. These foods will help boost milk production. All you need to do is learn which foods can help and give them a try. 

Eat More Garlic

Garlic is one food that packs a punch as far as nutritional value goes. It is a natural health and immunity booster and disease-fighter. When it comes to your lactation difficulties, garlic can help in two possible ways. 

First, garlic is a natural anti-inflammatory. Thus if you have inflamed or swollen milk glands or ducts that are preventing proper lactation, or an infection that is causing you trouble, garlic can help reduce swelling and inflammation. It can also help fight off infection. 

Additionally, garlic in your body can change the flavor of your breast milk making it more desirable to your baby. So, eating garlic regularly can help your child want to breastfeed more, thus stimulating higher milk production. If you are not fond of the garlic flavor, you can talk a supplement in pill form as well. 

Drink A Cup Of Tea

A cup of hot tea at the end of the day can help relax you and promote calm and contentment in an otherwise hectic life. When you are calm and relaxed milk production and breastfeeding occur more easily and smoothly. On top of this pleasant effect, tea can also help you with your lactation troubles in other ways. 

Certain tea infusions boost milk production naturally. These tea ingredients include anise seed, blessed thistle, red raspberry leaf, and dandelion leaf. You can look for teas that contain these ingredients or those that are marketed specifically for breastfeeding mothers. 

Start The Day Off With Oatmeal

Oats are thought to be another food that is good for lactation and breastfeeding. One of the tastiest and easiest way to incorporate more oats into your diet is by eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast in then morning. 

Oats have natural anti-inflammatory properties and contain iron and calcium that your body needs for proper milk production. So, adding oats to your daily diet can only serve to help with your troubled lactation. 

Proper diet and nutrition can have a major effect upon your milk production. Through incorporating foods into your diet that promote milk production and following the advice of your lactation consultant, your lactation woes will be a thing of the past in no time. 


18 December 2014