Ghanaian foods that can increase your breastmilk production

Breast milk is the one essential foods full of nourishing goodness man was blessed with.

New mums who have decided to choose breastfeeding as a way to feed and nourish their little angels are also concerned about how to get the breastmilk to be rich and in constant flow.

They are nourishing Ghanaian meals that can help increase breastmilk production.

It can be frustrating when you cannot produce enough milk for the baby, most times it makes the restless, and sad and also increase your depression level. Taking in this fluid foods helps a lot and also taking in food with corn /maize base helps. 

Ghanaians have different types of food that have more fluid like soups and corn base porridges. Including them on your menu will help boost your breastmilk production. 

Take each day at a time and do not allow yourself to be stressed, studies have proved that stress can hinder the flow of breastmilk. When you notice that you are stressed talk to your Caregiver. New mums are not superwomen, you cannot do everything on your own, get help when you need it if it’s not coming ask for it. When you get all the help you can you can also have enough time with the baby.

There is a rule that works for breastfeeding The more you express the breastmilk the more the breast produces milk or the more baby sucks the more milk forms. Empty the breast with a pump even after breastfeeding, this will have enough time to feed the baby.

Here are some Ghanaian foods you can add to your menu to boost breastmilk production.

Soups

Palmnut Soup

Tomato or light Soup

Groundnut or Peanut Butter Soup

Green or nkontomire Soup

Wrewre Soup

Porridge 

Oats

Corn dough porridge 

Corn Stats/Korkli Porridge

Any corn base Porridge will help

Beverage

Hot Milo Drink

Prekese drink

Lots of Water

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Share with us foods in your area that help to increase breast milk production.

Bible verses suitable for children:

Parenting is not easy and bringing up a child in this day and time is not easy. Our schools have been infiltrated with so many things that might not align with how you want your children to be raised. As parents we are supposed to be caretakers of the beautiful gifts t has Lord has blessed us with that is our children. Let’s keep the gift well.

These are wonderful Bible verses that will help your kids grow spiritually. Take a verse a day, let the child repeat it severally with you and it sticks with them.

“And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭28‬:‭13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14‬:‭14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭33‬:‭3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever.”

Psalm‬ ‭136‬:‭1‬ ‭KJV‬

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭23‬:‭1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13 –

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭32‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path.”

Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭105‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;” 

Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvellous are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well.”

Psalm‬ ‭139‬:‭14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”

Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭20‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“We love him, because he first loved us.”

1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Joshua‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”

Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, From whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, Which made heaven and earth.”Psalm‬ ‭121‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.”

Psalm‬ ‭56‬:‭3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭6‬:‭31‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths.”

Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬-‭6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Romans‬ ‭15‬:‭13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.”

Psalm‬ ‭34‬:‭14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Know ye that the LORD he is God: It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”

Psalm‬ ‭100‬:‭3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“In God I will praise his word, In God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”

Psalm‬ ‭56‬:‭4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Do all things without murmurings and disputings:”

Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament sheweth his handywork.”Psalm‬ ‭19‬:‭1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, That I might not sin against thee.”

Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

1 Timothy‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.”

Psalm‬ ‭56‬:‭11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

1 Peter‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬-‭8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” 

Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path.”

Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭105‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”

Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Like as a father pitieth his children, So the LORD pitieth them that fear him.”

Psalm‬ ‭103‬:‭13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭31‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And thee second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

Matthew‬ ‭22‬:‭39‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Jeremiah‬ ‭29‬:‭11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me.”

Psalm‬ ‭51‬:‭10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

 Types of baby Daipers

As a new mum one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the right diaper for your little angel. With a variety of choices or options available, it can be tedious to narrow down the various types, materials, and features of the kind of baby Daiper your little one needs. Making the wrong decision 

can make you overspend and also affect your baby’s skin.

Don’t worry this blog is going to be your trusted source to give you all the tips on selecting a perfect baby Daiper.

Join us as we look into the world of baby diapers, to discover just the perfect option for your baby’s comfort and well-being and your peace of mind. Let’s get started!

Disposable diapers: 

Are they the regular ones I see everywhere? Yes! mum. Disposable diapers are the most used diapers because they are convenient and easy to use. Even Daddy can find a way around it. The best part is they don’t require washing Hurray! 

Talking about comfort, it is made up of an absorbent material such as polyacrylate crystals that holds enough amount of liquid for a well-extended period, its outer layer is waterproof to avoid leakage and has an easy open and close flap. Most of them also have an indicator on the front which switches to a different color when the diaper is full. 

They can also be expensive because you are going to be investing in diapers for quite a while. Sometimes until the age of 3 or 4.

Cloth diapers: 

Cloth diapers come in different forms we have traditional cloth diapers that require folding and fastening with pins or snaps.

Pre-folded

Pre-folded ones are rectangular and need to be folded.

Fitted diapers 

These types have elastic legs and are easy to wear and snug perfectly on a baby. They are mostly made from very good absorbent materials like bamboo, hemp, or cotton and these materials can retain water for a very long time. Fitted diapers are used in combination with a waterproof diaper cover to prevent leakage.

Fitted diapers come in different sizes you can always get the perfect fit for your little ones as they grow. Some manufacturers also have a size fit-all with adjustable flaps attached to make room for different sizes. If you care about the environment and waste then fitted diapers are the way to go because they are so friendly and generate less waste, unlike the disposables diapers. i

  • They can be initially expensive but very cost-effective with time
  • Fitted baby diapers are eco-friendly 
  • Great for overnight use
  • They are reusable 
  • Easily adjustable
  • Prevent frequent nappy rush
  • Breathable and comfortable 
  • Can be used for multiple children

Biodegradable diapers: 

These diapers are environmentally friendly and easily degrade in landfills but are quite similar to disposable diapers. Biodegradable diapers are produced from materials such as wood pulp, plant-based fiber, and corn starch making them decompose in months, unlike the conventional disposable ones that decay in years. Biodegradable diapers also require proper disposal to achieve their full environmental goal. Following diaper recycling programs can help ensure these diapers break down efficiently and contribute to a more sustainable future, also follow manufacturing instructions for Daiper disposables so that we all can achieve the clean environment we so much need now.

  • Decomposes early 
  • Free from harmful chemicals
  • They are hypoallergenic and do not contain chlorine, latex, or other potentially harmful substances found in regular 

Night diapers:

These overnight diapers were made with multiple layers to give your little angel extra absorbance to make them feel dry and also have a good sleep at night. When the baby sleeps well Mum will also get a good sleep. Night diapers are specifically made to take care of increased urine that often occurs during the night.

It‘s important to read product reviews, compare different brands, and consider your little angel’s specific needs when choosing the best overnight diaper option. Always consult with a pediatrician if you have concerns about your little one’s diapering needs or skin health.

Swim diapers: 

These diapers a specifically designed for swimming, swim diapers are not designed with absorbency material so they cannot retain water like the regular disposable diapers. These materials used in making swim diapers are usually very light and water resistant, they are rather made to prevent any kind of solid waste from getting into the water.

Factors you may consider when choosing a baby Daiper includes:

  • Baby’s skin
  • Budget
  • Consider what will be great for your environment and lifestyle.
  • Baby’s comfort

You can opt for different types of diapers based on or situation and what works for you. Consult your pediatrician if you have any concerns 

How to take care of baby feeding bottles .

Cleaning 

Always make sure you clean baby feeding bottles before and after use. Clean it with soap and brush in warm water. It’s best not to mix baby feeding bottles with other dishes when washing, wash them separately. Some spices from adult food can be very strong and can make the baby throw up especially when they have not yet started weaning.

Sterilization: 

Regular sterilize the baby feeding bottles and all other feeding accessories, It’s important to do this before the first use. I usually advise sterilizing everything in the morning so that you don’t forget or feel lazy about it during the day.

You can buy an electric sterilizer it’s safe and fast but you cannot have access to that you can also put the feeding bottles in a clean dedicated cooking pot. Fill the pot with water while the bottles are in and allow to boil. Another method is to put the baby feeding bottles in a clean bowl dedicated to sterilizing baby feeding bottles, boil water in a kettle and pour it over the bottles, and keep them in there for a while before taking it out to allow the bottles to sterilize.

Bottle Nipple check: 

Regularly check the nipple of the feeding bottles for wear and tear so that you replace them early and avoid swallowing. Babies usually bite on the feeding bottle nipple when they are about to teeth and when the teeth come.

Storage: 

Store baby feeding bottles and parts in a clean dry covered container.

Warming formula or breast milk: 

Use a bottle warmer to warm the baby’s milk. How to use a warmer or place a baby feeding bottle with milk in a bowl of warm water.

Feeding bottle safety: 

Ensure all the parts of the feeding bottle are properly fixed and well closed before feeding the baby to avoid spillage and burns.

Make sure to follow all the manufacturer’s product instructions in the manual by.