Breastfeeding Benefits

July 26, 2018
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Breast Feeding Week- Ayurveda Melbourne

Breast feeding week is celebrated internationally from 1st August to 7th August. This is a global event for action “to promote, protect and support breastfeeding by anyone, anywhere and at anytime”.

It is a widely known fact that breastfeeding is the best nutrients that the infants could get. Apart from the natural nourishment it provides, it creates a beautiful bonding between the child and mom.

Ayurveda and breast feeding :

Ancient texts emphasizes the importance of breastfeeding since it is one of the safest, perfect and optimal food for the infant. Ayurveda speaks about

  • Formation of breast milk (stanya)
  • Causes of milk ejection (Stanya pravriti)
  • Breast feeding (Stanapan-vidhi)
  • Causes of cessation of milk-production.(stanyanasha hetu)
  • Drugs to boost milk-production (anyaviridhi dravyas)
  • Weaning – stanya apanayakala

Milk is formed from the rasa and also ‘rakta’ – blood of the women. With the interaction of hormones and reflexes, milk is produced with the stimulation of glandular tissue during pregnancy. The baby’s sucking stimulas gives signals to hypothalamus which causes to release prolactin and oxytocin from the pituitary gland. This leads to mammary glands ejection of milk when these hormones are carried to the breast.

The normal breast milk is clean, free from impurities, sweet in taste. when mixed in water –

  • If the milk disappears evenly in the water, it is of good quality
  • If the milk is heavy due to Kapha – then it sinks in water.
  • If the milk has predominant Vata dosha, the milk drop floats in water.
  • If it has excess pitta, then it is yellow in colour.

A perfect breast milk gives the child complete nourishment, good health, strength and development of the organs.

Ayurvedic texts also insist on the hygiene of the mother and her dedication while breast feeding. Also it insists on the effect on quantity and quality of breast milk due to negative emotions like anger, grief, sickness,lack of love towards the baby etc.

Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and the baby. Ayurclinic specializes in post natal care that basically concentrates on –

  • Calming Vata dosha in body
  • Quality of breast milk
  • restoring agni
  • giving rest by avoiding exertion – physically and mentally
  • Meditative techniques
  • Ayurvedic lactating diet
  • Massages to balance doshas.

Once the doshas balance with all the above techniques, mother feeds a quality breastmilk to her child preparing the child for future.

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In any means, we, AYUR CLINIC team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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