maandag 2 januari 2012

Is Moringa for Breastfeeding Mothers Safe?

MORINGA FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS Attention: If you are currently breast-feeding, or have ever breast-fed and suffer from a low milk supply due to inadequate production, a galactagogue or milk-producing supplement may be the right thing for you. One of these milk-producing products is called Moringa. It is produced by several different companies, and can be used as a supplement to help cure or fight disease, or it can be used to increase your breast milk production. Moringa is derived from the leaves of a Moringa tree that is found in southern Asia, and contains high amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, and calcium. It also has antioxidant properties and contains phytonutrients. However, it does not contain any of the other high-quality ingredients that other high-end lactation producing products do. These ingredients include CoQ10, DHA, Choline, Inositol, probiotics, and colostrum. Research has shown that high levels of circulating DHA in your body will pass through your breast milk to your baby and help improve its eye and brain development. It will also continue to help after delivery where your baby’s brain will continue to grow and develop. Choline is another important ingredient that helps improve the reaction time of your baby’s brain cells and improves long-term memory. Finally, probiotics can help prevent eczema in your baby, and help prevent childhood obesity. What’s In Moringa for Breastfeeding Mothers? Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, Iron Powerful antioxidant properties Phytonutrients: Alpha-carotene, Beta-Carotene, Beta-cryptoxanthin, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Chlorophyll. Is Moringa for Breastfeeding Mothers safe? Moringa is safe to use both during pregnancy, and after delivery. Not only is it high in nutrients, but it has also been shown to have calming effects on the breastfeeding mother to further enhance her milk production. In order for Moringa to truly be effective, you should have been officially diagnosed with a low milk supply by a healthcare professional. And, as always, you should consult with a healthcare professional first before beginning any sort of medication or supplement. How much is Moringa for Breastfeeding Mothers? Moringa can be purchased online, and prices vary depending on the manufacturing website. Ingredient Conclusion As a professional in the OB/GYN arena, as well as a mother who breastfed all three of her babies I know first hand how difficult and emotionally exhausting breastfeeding can be. With my first baby, I was not able to produce enough breast milk for her, and was literally starving her for the first 2 months of life without even knowing it. I did not know about lactation producing products, and ended up supplementing my baby with formula. Thankfully, it seems like more options are becoming available to help enhance your experience of breastfeeding and allow you to adequately feed your baby. Moringa may be the answer for you. However, I would be hesitant to believe that it can actually double your production of milk. Regardless, it is safe for both you and your baby but will not provide the benefits that other high-end lactation products can.

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