Indian Prenatal Nutrition Tips

Here are a few home remedies for prenatal nutrition passed on from mother to new mother in India.

Milk spiked w/ saffron, ground almonds, and jaggery; provides iron and calcium for the mother’s growing body.

**Did you know that feeding a pregnant woman is akin to feeding God? Our Hindu custom dictates that anyone who satisfies a pregnant woman’s cravings would not only make her happy, but get some “karmic credit” as well. **

It is good to keep a nice diet while pregnant to preven gas from forming in the mom’s body and giving the breastfeeding infant colic.

Agathi keerai is rich w/ vitamins and minerals, rice w/ plenty of ghee to give her energy, garlic rasam (south indian yummy tomato soup) to increase her breast milk, and betel leaves to chew as a digestif.

Fenugreek tea also increases breast milk (as well as making yr hair lustrous).

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