Motherhood is a beautiful experience for a woman. When a woman gets pregnant, she becomes very particular about her diet and lifestyle. But, forgets that taking care after delivering is also very important. The time period of pregnancy and post-pregnancy both are equally important for a mother and her growing child. This is the time to focus only on your baby’s requirement than your weight issues. It is very well said, “9 months in and 9 months out.”  It explains the importance of giving time to heal your body after delivery. So, weight gain should not be a concern at all and your complete attention must be taking care of your child’s need. It can be from breastfeeding to massaging and others.

Breastfeeding is essential for the growth and immunity of your child. But sometimes, few women may find it challenging to breastfeed properly due to the less production of milk. For that, Ayurveda has explained various herbal preparations to increase breastmilk.

Here are the top 3 herbs that help to increase breastmilk:


Ayurveda has explained Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) as a top herb to increase breast milk. It is an adaptogenic herb that counteracts stress in the body. Shatavari contains steroidal saponins stimulates the production of breast milk. Its regular use is very useful to improve the production of breast milk.


Fenugreek is a herb that has various health benefits and one among them is to increase the supply of breastmilk. For everyday use, it’s better to consume fenugreek tea, decoction, or sprouts. But, do not overindulge. Due to heating potency, it may cause some Pitta related conditions especially in summers to a Pitta dominant women.

Anise Seed:

Anise seed (Pimpinella anisum) contains phytoestrogens that mean it has estrogen-like property. It unclogs the blocked milk glands and keeps a good flow of the milk. It can be added in tea or food items every day to increase breastmilk.

Here, the dose is not explained because as per Ayurveda, each one of us is different and may require a different dose. To know about the dose consult your Ayurvedic physician before consuming it. You can also consult us through our Android App. Click on the DOWNLOAD button given below.

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