In Singapore, many nursing mothers like to drink soup to increase breast milk supply. This is indeed a very effective method. Other than nutritious soup, classic music can also help new mother to increase breast milk secretion. In addition, new mothers should also pay attention to their mood if they want to ensure sufficient breast milk for their babies.
Mother's mood affects breast milk secretion
Studies have shown that when the new mother is in a happy mood and has adequate rest and proper nutrition, her breasts will be able to secrete more milk. If the mother is in a negative mood, plaguing by depression, sadness, fatigue or poor quality diet, her breast milk secretion will be greatly reduced. Therefore, family members of the nursing mother should try to create a good family environment to help the nursing mother to stay positive so that breast milk supply is not affected.
Soup helps to increase breast milk supply
The main components of breast milk are water, fat, lactose and protein as well as vitamins and minerals. These substances have to be ingested by the mother from food. Having nutritious soup can help improve both quality and quantity of breast milk. Common soups that can be found be in Singapore include tofu, chicken, trotters, pork chop, peanut , papaya, fish, shrimp fragrant, lily and cabbage soup. All these soups can help to increase breast milk supply.
Having nutritious soup will also help mother in digestion and absorption. As new mother may need to stay on bed for more time in order to recover from delivery, soup is therefore more conducive to digestion and absorption. It should be noted that the nursing mother needs to have meat in order to boost or maintain breast milk, this is because meat has much more protein than the soup
Classical Music and Breast Milk Supply
In addition, listening to classical music can help new mothers produce more breast milk to feed the baby. Based on a study on 120 nursing mothers in Japan, listening to classical music can help to increase breast milk supply by 20 %. The increase in breast milk supply can even reach 100% if the new other is wearing the headphones while listening to the classical music. However, listening to jazz and popular music will reduce breast milk secretion by about 20 % to 50 %. Hence, nursing mother who wants to increase the breast milk secretion can try listening to some classical music.
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