“Don’t cry over spilled milk — said no pumping mom ever.”
- There’s really no such thing as overreacting when it comes to spilled breast milk. If you need to cry, yell, or even have a moment of silence for your dearly departed milk, you’re completely justified. Every drop of breast milk is precious and we know you work hard to provide your baby with the best nutrition. Milkapalooza can help support you with potent milk-enriching superfoods.
- Milkapalooza contains a blend of organic ingredients designed to optimize healthy lactation and enhance nutrition in breast milk. Moringa and nettle are a rich source of essential vitamins and nutrients to help nourish both mom and baby while moringa is also known to quickly and naturally promote milk production.
- Fennel may work to not only boost milk production but also aid in improving the flow of milk and stimulating mammary gland growth. It can soothe colic and gastrointestinal upsets in babies as well.
- fun fact: Flasks of fennel tea are common in German postpartum floors
- the science: In one study of lactating goats, fennel increased both milk production and milk fat content.
- caution: Not safe for use in pregnancy. Don’t exceed recommended doses.
- Moringa is a nutritional powerhouse native to Asia that has been shown to increase milk production within just a few days of taking it. It’s believed to work by boosting prolactin levels (the major milk-making hormone).
- fun fact: 100 grams of dried moringa has 9x the protein in yogurt, 17x the calcium in cow’s milk and 24x the iron in spinach.
- the science: In a study of near-term pregnant women, the moringa group produced 152%-176% more breastmilk compared to the placebo group just 2 days after delivery.
- caution: It can lower blood sugar – if you’re diabetic or hypoglycemic, consult your doctor.
- Shatavari has its origins in India and is popular as a restorative tonic for various female health issues. Its role as a galactagogue has been mentioned in several ancient Ayurvedic texts. It has been known to stimulate mammary gland growth and increase milk production. It has been compared to Reglan for treating gastric problems and it appears to cause a similar increase in prolactin.
- fun fact: It translates to “she who has a hundred husbands” in Sanskrit due to its beneficial effects on a woman’s reproductive function.
- the science: In a randomized controlled trial of women with lactation inadequacy, the use of Shatavari root for 30 days resulted in a 33% increase in prolactin levels and a decrease in the use of supplemental milk.
- caution: Not safe for use during pregnancy.