Breast milk is packed with vital nutrients and antibodies that help babies fight bacteria and viruses. It also promotes healthy weight gain, prevents allergies, and helps build a stronger immune system.
However, producing enough breast milk to nourish baby is often an issue for new and repeat moms.
Studies show that one of the top reasons women give up breastfeeding--whether weaning early or switching to formula--is due to low milk supply.
A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that 50% of mothers who stopped breastfeeding cited insufficient milk supply.¹
According to the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, “Low milk supply is one of the most common reasons given for discontinuing breastfeeding.”²
While low milk flow can be frustrating, there is a natural galactagogue that is safe, effective, and scientifically proven to naturally increase breast milk supply...Moringa oleifera.
What Is Moringa Oleifera?
Moringa oleifera (or Malunggay) is known as the “Miracle Tree” and has been used for centuries for its healing and nutritional properties.
A tropical, drought-resistant, and fast-growing tree native to northwestern India, it is now grown in subtropical and tropical regions, and commonly eaten in parts of India and Africa.
The leaves of this superfood can be eaten raw or as a dried powder. It tastes similar to spinach or green matcha tea.
Some argue this superfood is the world’s most nutrient-dense plant, as it contains more than 92 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants.
Moringa is scientifically proven to nourish nursing women and naturally increase breast milk supply, as well as provide vital nutrients that bodies need.
Recent studies show it to be a successful dietary supplement in fighting malnutrition in severely impoverished areas, especially in infants and small children.³
Health Benefits of Moringa Oleifera
Moringa leaves are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and bioactive plant compounds, and have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, including to naturally increase breast milk supply.
Moringa leaves are high in fiber. They contain up to 40% protein, and they have all the 9 essential amino acids--key building blocks of protein.
Ann Hirsch, PhD, Professor of Botany at the University of California Los Angeles, stated, “One of the things that impresses me most about Moringa is the fact that it has the full complement of the essential amino acids that humans beings need--there are eight of them that we cannot synthesize, so we have to get them from our food."
Moringa leaves are also rich in vitamins A, E, and K, as well as iron and calcium--all of which are needed in good supply for breastfeeding moms.
In fact, 100 grams of dry Moringa leaf contain:⁴
- 9 times the protein of yogurt.
- 10 times the vitamin A of carrots.
- 15 times the potassium of bananas.
- 17 times the calcium of cows’ milk.
- 25 times the iron of spinach.
Moringa also boasts anti-inflammatory properties, and is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral.
Moringa: Nature’s Scientifically Proven Natural Galactagogue
Moringa leaves are a natural galactagogue, a substance that boosts milk supply in nursing mothers. Galactagogues take a variety of forms: pharmacological, whole foods, herbal supplements, and even tea.
Moringa is an ideal choice for breastfeeding mothers looking for a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceuticals to help increase supply and to avoid using formula.
The ancients used it as a source of nourishment for babies and nursing mothers and to help promote breast milk flow.
And now, it’s scientifically proven to naturally increase breast milk supply.
In fact, over the last 20 years, a number of clinical trials have been conducted and published.
Clinical studies conducted in the Philippines have shown that “Moringa results in an increase in breast milk volume compared to placebo.”⁵
Specifically, when women took 250-350 mg capsules twice a day, they had increased milk flow, as well as increased baby weights.⁶
In another clinical trial, Moringa increased breast milk volume by 28-32% by the third day and 152-176% by day five.⁷
Studies also show no adverse side effects to taking Moringa while breastfeeding.⁸ However, if you are pregnant or currently nursing, it’s always a good idea to speak with your doctor before taking Moringa.
Selecting the Best Moringa to Increase Breast Milk Supply
Moringa is clearly beneficial to nursing mothers and their infants, but not all Moringa is created equal.
In the USA, most Moringa is sold as dried, crushed leaves or in capsule form and can be purchased in many health food stores or online.
But, before you hop online and purchase the first Moringa supplement you find, it’s important to know the source and quality.
Sweetbottoms® Naturals Organic Moringa For Milk™ is an organic nursing supplement created for moms having issues with breast milk or wanting to increase their freezer supply of milk.
Each capsule provides 500 mg of Certified Organic Moringa leaves and is 100% vegan, and packaged and tested in the USA.
Not only is it more potent than many of the Moringa supplements on the market, but it also costs less.
Sweetbottoms® Naturals Organic Moringa for Milk™ contains 120 capsules and is free from…
- Animal Products
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1. US Department of Health and Human Services. “The Surgeon General’s call to action to support breastfeeding.” (2011).
2. Chantry, Caroline J., et al. “Use of galactagogues in initiating or augmenting maternal milk supply.” The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (2004).
3. Food and Nutrition Sciences. “Nutritional and Clinical Rehabilitation of Severely Malnourished Children with Moringa oleifera Lam. Leaf Powder in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).” (2013).
4. Bay, Hakin. “All Things Moringa. The Story of an Amazing Tree of Life.” (2010).
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6. Raguindin, P. F., et al. “Moringa oleifera as a Galactagogue.” Breastfeeding Medicine 9.6 (2014): 323-324.
7. Almirante, C., & Lim, C. Effectiveness of Natalac as Galactagogue. Journal of Phil Med Assoc., 71(2), 272. (1996).
8. Chantry, Caroline J., et al. “Use of glactogogues in initiating or augmenting maternal milk supply.” The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (2004).