Breastfeeding has innumerable positive health implications for breastfeeding mothers and infants. Yet there are ever-present obstacles to successful breastfeeding, even with the most motivated mothers. One major obstacle is the
prevalence of insufficient milk supply.
Breastfeeding mothers are often concerned about an inadequate quantity of breast milk. There are some evidences to suggest that mothers who are unable to meet their infant’s breastfeeding needs may benefit from galactogogues which are foods that may help to increase breast milk supply.
Many foods have been traditionally used as galactogogues that promote lactation. On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, Department of Home Science, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur organized one day’s exclusive exhibition on “Galactogogue Foods” on August, 02, 2019.
Total eighteen lactogenic foods like black sesame seeds, edible gum, almonds, basil leaves, barley, dates, pumpkin seeds, raw papaya, betel leaves, poppy seeds, fenugreek seeds, dry coconut, oats, flax seeds, garden cress seeds, drumsticks leaves, ginger and fennel seeds were incorporated in hundred recipes suitable for lactating mothers.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Sumeeta Jain, Associate Professor from Ayurvedic College, Nagpur. Dr. Kalpana Jadhav (Professor & Head) organized the event. The exhibition was co-ordinated by Dr. Prajakta Nande and Dr. Shubhada Jambhulkar. Students of M. Sc. Semester-III (Food Science and Nutrition), Meenakshi Surpande and non teaching staff of the department worked hard. Large number of students, teachers and dietitians from various colleges visited the exhibition.
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