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Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Ayurveda
Question: hi, I am 34 years old, 26 weeks pregnant with my second child. I would like to know if there is any specific diet and Ayurvedic medicines I can have now and after delivery. Heard that medicines containing shatavari helps in increasing breastmilk supply. If it is true, could you please suggest some medicines? When I was breastfeeding my first child, I had problems with breast milk supply. So I am more worried this time.
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern and following is/are the recommendation for 26 week [ 6 and 1/2 months or end of IInd Trimester and beginning of IIIrd trimester]:

1. Routine antenatal check up:

. to be done every month till 7 months are completed, then every 15 days in last 2 months
. record weight
. record B.P.
. look for edema feet & pallor
. palpate the height of uterus
. in late months, palpate the position of fetus and auscultate for fetal heart sounds

2. Routine Investigations:
. haemoglobin, blood group & Rh
. urine albumin - every month
. ultrasonography - in 9th month

3. Routine ante natal advise:

. well balanced food, with extra proteins
. plenty of green vegetables & fruits
. regular exercise like walking
. adequate rest, with sleep for 8 hours at night and 2 hrs at noon
. daily bath with special attention to cleanliness of vulva [no vaginal douche], nipples should be cleaned, and lifted up if retracted
. avoid long journey. If unavoidable prefer train
. avoid sexual intercourse in last 6 weeks, to prevent ascending infections

4. Diet in 6-9 months

i. ghee medicated with shatavri,liquorice [mulethi] should be given empty stomach [early morning]
ii. sweet gruel [दलिया] prepared from milk with rice,sooji,vermicelli [once a day]
iii. Iron supplements; green leafy vegetables,beet,dates, jaggery, figs, pomegranate [these are natural sources and free from side effects of constipation with regular use of iron tablets in pregnancy]
iv. Avoid soya beans,chick peas,kidney beans, uncooked sprouts, prefer dals, pulses, cooked sprouts,milk,roti
v. water and fresh juice
vi. Avoid pineapple, kiwis,milk shakes,papaya, sour fruits
vii. avoid cashewnuts,walnuts and pistachios [almonds,dates,dry figs, apricots can be taken]
viii. take: bottle gourd,pumpkin,okra,potatoes,carrots,cabbage, bitter gourd, spinach,,fenugreek [मेथी], avoid mushrooms,corn, yams [जिमिकन्द, अरबी]

5. Aloe vera [घृतकुमारी] to be restricted completely and shatavari is completely safe in pregnancy: You can ask for prescription medicine which are safe during breast feeding and increases milk production and Immunity like: Shatavri Churan/granules, Septilin Drops, Suvarnprashan [21 drops], Balanta kadha.

PS. If interested I can courier you the said medicines along with dosage.

Dr. Munish Sood
Consultant Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Munish Sood 3 hours later
could you please suggest some medicine containing ghee and shatavari? has read about Balanta kadha with different numbers.Is it to be administered Post delivery? can shatavari churna be used along with balanta kadha?
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for reverting back

1 Shatavri + ghee preparation:

. atiras XXXXXXX ghrita [given best results, since major part is of shatavari]
. XXXXXXX ghrita
. phala ghrita [not phal XXXXXXX ghrita]

2. balanta kadha is to be administered post delievery:
. balanta kadha 1: from time of delivery to first 10 days
. balanta kadha 2: from 11th day to 20th day
. balanta kadha 3: from 21st day to 60th day

3. balanta kadha itself contains shatavari [2.95 mg per 5ml in 450ml bottle] so can be used safely.

Dr. Munish
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