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

Foods to avoid during pregnancy 

During pregnancy, it’s important to pay attention to what you eat to ensure the and well-being of both the mother and the developing baby. Some foods are best avoided or limited during pregnancy due to the risk of illnesses caused by food, potential harm to the fetus,

Here are some foods to avoid during pregnancy:

Alcohol

It’s a big No for alcohol during pregnancy. It can have a very bad effect on the baby and lead to so many disorders such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Physical abnormalities, Neurological problems, Behavioral and emotional issues, Growth restrictions, Miscarriage, and stillbirth.

Raw or undercooked meats and eggs: 

These may have the potential to contain certain parasites and bacteria such as Listeria, salmonella and E.coli, Toxoplasmosis, which can cause food poisoning and affect or harm the baby.

Unpasteurized dairy products: 

Unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses can be harmful to babies, it may contain Listeria bacteria. It’s safer to avoid Brie, feta, and Camembert during this period.

Certain types of fish: 

Avoiding High-mercury fish like swordfish, sharks, king mackerel, and tilefish will be a way to play it safe, as mercury can adversely affect the baby’s developing nervous system. 

Raw seafood: 

Uncooked seafood may be contaminated and be carrying harmful bacteria and parasites.

Deli meats and processed meats: 

If you choose to eat meat in any form make sure it is properly cooked to avoid any contamination. Contaminated meat could carry bacteria that can affect the baby.

Raw sprouts

Sprouts (e.g., alfalfa, mung bean, clover) can harbor bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli, so it’s best to avoid them during pregnancy.

Caffeine

Taking too much caffeine during pregnancy is associated with some complications during prey. But avoid it during this period.

Wash vegetables and fruit thoroughly to get rid of pesticides and bacteria.

Make sure to thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables to remove any potential traces of pesticides or harmful bacteria.

Avoid excessive use of certain herbs and spices like licorice roots and cinnamon.

Guide to baby-proofing your home. 

It’s intriguing to welcome another addition to the family. We have a responsibility as parents to secure the home to avoid accidents and keep our little angels from harm’s way.

In this post, we are going to discuss a few baby-proofing tips and techniques to have a secure and friendly space for our little angels.

Nursery Safety: 

The little one’s room should be cozy and comfortable. Secure the crib, and also make sure the blanket and other bedding are not hanging around so that the baby will not grab them to cover the face. The screw and locks of the crib should be firmly in place. 

Kitchen Safety: 

Make the kitchen as safe as possible. Put dangerous and harmful things such as sharp objects, chemicals, and medications out of reach. Cover stove knobs, and secure cabinet doors with childproof locks.

Living Room and Play Area

Anchor all types of furniture and neatly pack electronic gadgets and cables in a box. If possible gate the play area.

Bathroom Safety:

I don’t know what the attraction to the toilet is, I guess is the water or maybe the paper tissue. Keep everything in the toilet out of reach, you can secure toilet lids with hooks. Installing a non-slip mat in the bathtub will also help. 

Electrical Safety:

Fix outlet covers and cord concealers, it’s important to secure loose cords to prevent tugging.

Staircase Safety: 

Don’t be taken by surprise, babies move a lot when they start crawling and walking. Install safety gates at the top and bottom of staircases. You may choose the side open made from wood or metal or the concertina stair gates which are made from mesh or soft material which extends from side to side.

Fire Safety: 

Install smoke detectors, create an escape plan, and keep fire extinguishers within easy reach for adults.

Outdoor Safety: 

Extend the baby-proofing measures to the outdoor areas of the home. Secure gates and remove potential hazards like poisonous plants or sharp objects.