Nutrition corner

Countless international and national health authorities stress that “mom’s milk” is the best source of nutrition for an infant for at least the first 6 months. However, surprisingly enough, many new moms suffer from delayed or insufficient breast milk production. Here is a list of nutritional foods for milk production: fenugreek, barley, oats, alfalfa leaf, black sesame seeds, peanuts, fennel, snow peas, carrots, carp (fish), lamb, papaya, and sweet potato.

Low milk production can be associated to low hormones, stress, postpartum hemorrhaging (severe bleeding), retained fragments of the placenta, infection, thyroid disorders, and diabetes. Do not wait to get help if you have concerns about breast-feeding. For more professional assistance, consult with a licensed acupuncturist or Chinese herbalist to obtain a time sensitive result.