Chinese tradition dictates that new mothers eat “rich” types of food after giving birth. As part of zuò yuè zi (坐月子), not only was I not allowed to take showers, I was also encouraged not to drink plain water. I had to endure daily liters of plum tea and hot chocolate, as well as hefty servings of black chicken, boiled pork knuckles, fish soup, and pigeon, to name a few. These food were believed to restore my worn out, post-pregnancy body to its original health, and also to aid in producing more milk for my baby.
After that first month, once my milk supply was established, I was considered good to go. I could start eating normally.
How then did I ensure that I have abundant milk supply? By constant feeding and pumping. The more I pump and fed my baby, the more milk I produce.
However, there is a magic capsule all nursing moms can take to increase milk supply: The Malunggay!
A friend gave me two boxes as a gift. It works so well with me, that one pill a day almost doubles the volume of my milk production. I produce so much I have to stop drinking it when I need to go out the entire day. Put this image in your head: a fat cow with leaking udders 🙂