25 Aug Breastfeeding Jungle Juice
HOW DOES JUNGLE JUICE WORK?
Jungle juice works like galactagogues. Galactagogues are substances that help to boost the body system in the production of milk by increasing the total amount of prolactin (the hormone that gives the breast instructions to produce more milk) which the brain secretes. While there have been testimonies as touching its effectiveness, it should be noted that there is no medical claim that backs it up.
BENEFITS OF JUNGLE JUICE
The few benefits that have been recorded based on the use of jungle juice are discussed below:
Mothers who have low breast milk and are in search of what to do to boost the supply have often had jungle juice recommended to the. In fact, there are lactation consultants who even encourage their patients to go for this option instead of taking drugs.
While ingredients are not difficult to get in the market, another interesting thing about it is that the preparation procedure does not take time. In a few minutes, the liquid can be prepared. Then, while some mothers feel the effect almost instantly after taking the liquid, others feel the impact over 24 hours after they start drinking it.
IS IT CAPABLE OF INCREASING ENERGY LEVELS IN NURSING MOTHERS
Just as strength us needed during pregnancy, after the baby is born, the mother still needs more strength. So, for nursing mothers who get weak quickly, jungle juice is also efficient in boosting energy levels.
CAN YOU DRINK JUNGLE JUICE WHILE PREGNANT?
While the answer is relative, some nursing mothers had found the liquid for breastfeeding helpful right from when they were about to deliver. This is because of the energy that the liquid is acclaimed to supply to the body, which consequently helps them during labour. More so, some others believe that it is effective in preparing their body systems for lactation and that is why they drink it shortly before they deliver.
COVID-19 CAN’T BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH BREAST MILK
At the launch of Breastfeeding Week, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize encouraged moms who are COVID-19 positive to continue breastfeeding.
If you are breastfeeding you’ve most likely been worrying about what you’ll do should you contract COVID-19. Will you still be able to breastfeed? Won’t you make your baby sick? What if your baby doesn’t want to drink from a bottle?
Baby will starve…
I’ve got great news moms – the coronavirus cannot be transmitted to your baby through your breastmilk.
I can assure you that the COVID-19 virus has not been found in breast milk and research evidence has shown that the virus is not transmitted through breast milk or through expressed breast milk from a mother who has tested positive for COVID-19 or suspects that she has the virus”, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said at the launch of Breastfeeding Week
JUNGLE JUICE RECIPE
1 Litre of boiled water
1 Litre of apple or berry juice (not acid juice like orange)
1 Sachet of Blackcurrant rehydrate
60 Mls of Schlehen Blackthorn Berry Elixir
8/10 Drops of rescue remedy
You will need a 2 Litre Jug or container. This amount should be used within 24 hours.
KEEP IN FRIDGE. Happy Breastfeeding Moms