The breastfeeding period is a very important time for a mother. Therefore breast milk has a very important role in 1,000 days of the child’s life.
Of course, many parents who want to have a smooth and quality milk. But this can not be obtained easily, sometimes there are some obstacles faced by a mother during lactation.
Balanced nutritional intake is very important to maintain smooth milk. But many mothers have difficulties, so they need help in various ways.
Do you know Moms, launching breast milk is not just consumption of katuk leaves. Breast milk counselor Dr. Ameetha Drupadi recommends natural ingredients that have been scientifically researched to increase milk production. Besides katuk leaves, there are cork fish and torbangun leaves.
“According to research, cork fish are freshwater fish that can provide essential nutrients to help children grow,” he said during a live stream of “Mamsi, my Kartini at Rumah Aja” which was broadcast by HealthAdore.
While katuk leaves, continued from Ameetha, are recommended because they are proven to increase milk production, and torbangun leaves that are high in zinc, iron, potassium, and magnesium can have an effect in increasing a baby’s weight.
Further research, Executive Director of Dexa Laboratories of Biomelocular Sciences, Dr. Raymond R Tjandrawinata, said, katuk leaves can also provide a significant increase in producing the hormone prolactin and oxytocin tablets. “These two hormones play an important role in the process of breastfeeding so that it can increase milk production,” explained Dr. Raymond.
Well, torbangun leaves originating from Sumatra, contain steroids and polyphenols which can increase prolactin levels. In addition, steroids and polyphenols can increase epithelial cell activity and metabolism of the mammary glands, so breast milk can increase 65 percent without changing the nutritional quality.
The combination of katuk leaves and torbangun leaves contains galatonol which is proven to have an effect to stimulate milk production. In addition, cork fish also has important benefits for nursing mothers.
“Striatin or the content in channa striata extract or cork fish can actually increase the hormone proactin and oxytocin so that milk production can increase. Not only that, this also speeds up the healing process after a caesarean section, “he finished.