If you are a Breastfeeding mother, make sure you are taking an adequate number of foods that help lactation. The significance of lactation and the growth of the child is influenced by a breastfeeding mother. Nature has gifted us with a variety of ingredients and foods which help to increase lactation. The period of lactation comes with many changes such as changes in appetites, mood swings, etc. A breastfeeding mother still needs to continue her healthy diet for the development of her child. Foods such as bananas and dates are a great source of increasing lactation along with appetite.
Bananas are a great source of energy and rich in potassium, calcium, Vitamin C, iron, etc. It also helps to maintain ample electrolyte and fluid balance along with proper nerve transmission of nerve impulses and muscle contraction. Bananas contain Vitamin B6 which plays a significant role in the production of haemoglobin that carries oxygen to the cell and increases the production of lactation. Bananas can be used as a great source of sugar substitute as they are naturally sweetened. The recipe also contains almond milk and oats. Almond milk contains omega-3 fatty acids which help in regulating hormones that control the production of breastmilk and oats are considered as comfort food for everyone. Oatmeal is high in Iron which helps prevent maternal anaemia and boosts breastmilk supply.
Another important element of the recipe is dates which help in the growth of prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone that plays a significant role in producing milk and it can increase by taking supplements that help in producing breast milk. Dates have a chewy texture and are naturally sweetened which is a delight to eat. A breastfeeding mother needs carbohydrates for energy to produce breast milk and dates can be a great source for that. A daily diet containing dates can boost potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, vitamin B6 and antioxidants which helps to fight free radical. They are also high in calcium which helps increasing milk supply while breastfeeding.
So overall, this recipe is a treat to all breastfeeding mothers as it is tasty and deliciously packed with full of nutrients to increase lactation.
Banana and Date Muffin
- 1 Cup Fresh Dates Soaked in Water for 30 minutes
- 1.25 Cups Almond milk
- 2 Cups Rolled Oats
- 2 Large Bananas Mashed
- 1 Egg
- First, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius
- Gently ground the rolled oats into fine powder, using a blender
- Now mash up bananas and blend the dates into a smooth paste
- In a large bowl add egg, oats flour, banana, and date paste and mix it well then add the almond milk into the mixer until smooth.
- Pour the mixer into a muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes. Serve the hot muffin and enjoy