Scientifically speaking, Moringa sounds like magic. It can rebuild weak bones, enrich anemic blood and enable a malnourished mother to nurse her starving baby.
Doctors use it to treat diabetes in West Africa and high blood pressure in India …. And it’s not only good for you, it’s delicious.” – Los Angeles Times
Any substance, synthetic, plant-derived or endogenous (originating or growing within an organism or tissue) that increases the production of milk
in humans or other animals is known as a galactogogue. Scientific research has shown that daily supplementation of Moringa Oleifera powder increases milk production in nursing mothers in a sustainable way.
In a community based project conducted by the government of Senegal and in conjunction with the world Bank through its World Food Programme (WFP)
it was found that 25g of Moringa Powder per day not only increased milk production but provided pregnant and breast feeding mothers with 21% Protein, 84% Calcium,
94% Iron, 143% Vitamin C, 69% Vitamin A and 26% Magnesium. The choice of the product had to meet the criteria of being easy to prepare
(Moringa can be added to almost anything you eat) affordability, accessibility, general acceptance and the ability to be of benefit to the entire family.
The UN Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding special recommendation is that mothers aim to breastfeed exclusively for up to six months.
Science has found that lactation protects mothers against breast cancer and obesity in children. Having been breastfed probably protects against cancers for which weight gain, overweight, and obesity are a cause.
It must be noted that sustained exclusive breastfeeding was the norm until the second half of the 20th century when infant formulas were developed and marketed as a replacement for human milk.
“It has been universally agreed, by UN agencies, national governments, civil society organizations and the infant formula and milk industry that human milk is the best food for infants and young children” (extract from http://www.dietandcancerreport.org)
M. Oleifera has been clinically proven to increase breast milk in nursing mothers by more than 2x the amount of those who did not consume it.
As far as nutrition goes M. Oleifera can play a major role in providing women with the nutrients necessary for producing superior breast milk.