We all know that ginger is a powerful herb or spice with many proven health benefits. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that are beneficial for your brain and your body and especially helpful for breastfeeding mothers. Some of you might be wondering if ginger is useful when you’re breastfeeding your little angels. Worry no more because ginger is believed to help mothers to heal from childbirth. It’s also thought to be a milk booster which stimulates milk production.
Why consider eating ginger while breastfeeding?
Ginger is listed amongst one of the common food agents that will effectively increase production of breast milk. The ketones gift in ginger boosts the system and scale back conditions of inflammation and also helps scale back the health discomforts of nausea, vomiting, and dead cells.
Here are some benefits of ginger during breastfeeding:
1. Ginger stimulates digestion
Mothers who breastfeed are prone to suffer from bloating, constipation, indigestion and gas. Ginger helps improve their appetite and energy level at the same time.
2. Ginger helps get rid of nausea
Ginger is known to help prevent morning sickness
3. Ginger helps combat respiratory disorders
Respiratory and nasal congestion can be prevented by consuming ginger. It helps fight allergies and also cold.
4. Ginger improves blood circulation
Ginger contains compounds like gingerols and zingerone that have a warming effect on the body, resulting in good blood circulation throughout the body. It will also support your heart health and also prevent a high chance of you from getting heart attacks and strokes.
5. Ginger helps strengthen immunity and reduces stress
Ginger helps improve body resistance to diseases and enables you to calm down which helps in reducing stress levels of cortisol.
Side effects of ginger
Ginger isn’t harmful to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, but too much of everything can be bad too. Ginger is also not suitable for everyone. Do take note if you are experiencing any of the following:
1. If you have a mild stomachache, diarrhoea and gassy stomach
2. Do not consume ginger if you have excessive blood loss during childbirth unless you have already spoken to your doctor because ginger can increase your risk of bleeding.
3. If you are taking certain medications such as blood thinners, heart and blood pressure medication, diabetic medication, aspirin, or if you have any allergies, you should consult your doctor because ginger can interfere with these medications.
All in all, ginger is still safe for mothers who breastfeed and even for pregnant moms. It can also promote healing after childbirth and help stimulate the production of breast milk too.
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