12 Natural Foods That Can Help Increase Breast Milk Production

16/AUGUST /2023

Foods For Breastmilk Production 

Breastmilk is an important source of nutrients for a newborn and provides antibodies to fight against various diseases and helps in the overall development and growth of an infant. Here are a few foods that can help increase breastmilk in lactating mothers.


It's considered a superfood as it is loaded with fibre and  iron, that boosts  milk production.


Both seeds and leaves are commonly, used to boost milk supply in the breasts. They contain phytoestrogens that are thought to stimulate  milk production.

Brewer's Yeast 

Typically used for making bread & beer, Brewer's yeast is rich in B vitamins and minerals like chromium, that can contribute to increased milk supply.

Fennel Seed

These seeds are used for making a traditional remedy given to a new mothers for boosting milk supply. They also help with digestion and prevent colic in the babies.


Though it is pungent, garlic has lactogenic properties surprisingly, that can enhance breast milk production.


Almonds are known to be a good source of healthy fats and calcium, which are important factors for boosting milk supply in a new mother.

Sesame Seed

White sesame seeds are said to be a rich source of calcium and healthy fats, which when included in a new mother's food helps increase breastmilk.


This delicious vegetable contains beta-carotene which convert into vitamin A on consumption, and further enhances breastmilk while boosting the health of both mother and the baby.

Leafy Greens 

Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens are nutrient-dense and provide vitamins and minerals that support breastfeeding.


Though, many would argue against chickpeas, but they are a good source of protein, fibre, and iron, which can be very helpful for  nursing mothers.


Also known as Khumani/Khubani, this fruit contains iron, calcium, and vitamin C, which are all important for the complete health of a new mother and milk production.

Masoor Dal 

The pink masoor dal has been used since ages as a home remedy for lactating mothers and helps in the production of breastmilk.