Nursing Mother Support
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on November 8, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Nursing your infant is one of the most natural, nurturing, and nourishing things you can do for your newborn. Breast milk not only provides your baby with the perfect food, but also with important immune protection that can help ensure their health, both during infancy and beyond. Breastfeeding also provides an intimate and loving way to bond with your newborn.
Breastfed infants enjoy many health benefits including:
• A stronger immune system
• Better brain health
• Less occurrence of food and environmental allergies
• Fewer incidents of gastrointestinal problems such as colic and diarrhea
• Lowered risk of diabetes and obesity
Nipple confusion, difficulty ‘latching on,’ and other natural factors may, however, contribute to low milk supply or difficulty in milk let-down (ejection). Don’t be discouraged! Nursing challenges are common, especially with a firstborn, but with a little persistence they can be overcome.
Nursing Mother Milk Support™ can also help. It features a combination of lactation-supporting herbs known as galactagogues that help promote breast milk production and encourage easier milk flow and let-down. Nursing Mother Milk Support™ helps you to nurse your newborn more easily and provide your baby with the nourishment they need.
Did you know that breastfeeding provides health benefits to the nursing mother as well? Breastfeeding has been shown to help the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy size, and promote a return to pre-pregnancy weight.
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan