Malunggay is one of the many natural galactagogues that helps increase nursing mom's breast milk supply.
Many breastfeeding moms have been creative in how they can incorporate malunggay into their diet. Aside from dishes like tinola and clam soup, you can actually add flakes malunggay leaves into any dish.
A kilo of malunggay flakes is about Php650 if you buy it in the supermarket. It's easy to use up all the malunggay flakes in just a short time, so it may seem expensive to some moms.
Now that you have malunggay flakes stocked up in your pantry, how to use malunggay flakes? You can add and sprinkle this on to pretty much everything you eat.
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Add it when you're making bread or pasta. Sprinkle it on your sandwich or pasta. You can even coat it with starch and use it as an alternative to chips. Many moms add hot water to malunggay flakes (or fresh malunggay) to make tea. Other also grind it into paste or powder form to make it make it easy for them to mix into a juice or chocolate drink.
Remember, though, no matter how much malunggay you consume, it will not be as helpful in increasing your milk production if you don't latch your baby to feed. Frequent direct breastfeeding is still the best way to improve your milk supply.