Any nursing mother has to put up with quite a lot of restrictions - both in the menu and in the arsenal of medicines that she is allowed to use.
Ginger can be attributed to both categories: this is a fragrant seasoning, which gives a special charm to baking and meat, and a medicinal plant that has many uses. So is it worth eating ginger during lactation, or is it better to temporarily give up the pleasure to warm up after a winter walk with tart ginger tea?
Ginger: perhaps the most amazing spice
The healing root that first came to Europe from Southeast Asia a hundred years before R. X., has been used in medicine since ancient times. It contains essential amino acids, vitamins C, B1 and B2, zinc, iron and other trace elements, as well as among the top three among the products on the content of antioxidants.
Here are some useful properties attributed to this plant:
- ginger helps to cope with nausea (which is important for pregnant women and prone to seasickness),
- increases appetite, improves digestion,
- strengthens the immune system, has disinfecting properties, so ginger tea can be used as part of complex treatment of colds,
- helps hypotensive cope with low blood pressure
- in the form of essential oil is used in the treatment of psycho-emotional disorders,
- able to overcome migraine and reduce joint pain in arthritis,
- lowers the amount of sugar in the blood,
- has an antihistamine effect, that is, reduces the manifestations of certain types of allergies.
In addition, ginger tea improves metabolism, and with it you can get rid of excess weight, which is especially important for many young mothers who want to restore the figure after pregnancy, but do not have time to visit the gym.
The specific taste of ginger due to its constituent substance - gingerolom. Interestingly, with the loss of moisture, it turns into an even more burning shogaol, so dried ginger seems sharper than fresh.
In what cases it is better for nursing mother to refrain from eating ginger?
With all the unique properties of this wonderful product, undoubtedly, ginger when breastfeeding should be used with caution. And some items of our list of contraindications will be relevant not only for nursing.
- You should not experiment if you have never tried ginger before, or tried it, but did not include it in your menu during pregnancy. And also, of course, if they noted undesirable reactions to this product.
- For the first time, introduce ginger into the diet, like any new product when breastfeeding, preferably in the morning, in order to watch the baby during the day. In the case of rash on the skin, redness of the cheeks, dilution of the stool in infants, further use of ginger will have to be abandoned.
- Since ginger tea has a tonic effect, it will not suit the mother of a child with hyper-excitability of the central nervous system. The baby may have aggravated sleep problems, it will become even more difficult to calm him down.
- Ginger tea is good to use for colds, but only if the body temperature is not elevated.
- Ginger has the ability to thin the blood, so it should not be used for any bleeding (for example, with hemorrhoids, which haunt many nursing mothers). It is also contraindicated in gastric ulcer, ulcerative colitis.
- As already noted above, ginger has a tendency to increase pressure. Therefore, do not drink ginger tea if you suffer from hypertension.
Does ginger affect lactation?
Being breastfed, you need to remember that any medicinal plants used by the mother can have an impact not only on the child's body, but also on the amount of milk. In the case of ginger his fans waiting for the good news: this spice belongs to the natural lactogonic means.
However, sometimes it is even more difficult to get rid of the hyperlactation than the lack of milk, so you should not abuse ginger tea if you observe this phenomenon.
Well, if the baby is breastfed there is not enough milk, experts advise to use the following recipe: put 2 tablespoons of crushed ginger in a teapot, pour boiling water and drink half an hour before feeding three to five times a day. If within 10 days there will be no improvement, then you should switch to other means to increase lactation.
It happens that there is only as much milk in the breast as a child needs in order to stay full and gain weight, but there is a need to create supplies for the baby in case of mother’s absence or to make porridge (when the baby is already eating complementary foods). To make pumping more efficient, it makes sense to produce it after a warm shower or a compress, and also to eat slices of fresh ginger. You can chew them with a piece of biscuit or add to salads.
Ginger with lactostasis
Interestingly, even in the case of such a common breastfeeding problem as lactostasis, you can try to undergo treatment with the help of ginger.
To do this, rub fresh root on a grater, pour hot water. Take a clean cotton towel, soak in the resulting slurry, wring out and attach to the sore spot. It is better to cover the container with ginger so that the product does not cool: when the compress stops warming, you can immerse the towel in the infusion again. The procedure should be carried out for ten minutes, and then you need to decant the breast, attach the child to it and finish everything with a cold compress (for example, from cottage cheese).
This whole set of actions is best repeated three times a day. But if you don’t notice any improvement in a day, your chest hurts and your body temperature rises, do not postpone a visit to the doctor or a call to a breastfeeding counselor. Milk stagnation can lead to mastitis, therefore, if a nursing mother cannot cope with it on her own, she should not neglect the help of specialists.
As you can see, ginger with breastfeeding can be useful in a variety of situations. However, the measure is good in everything, and we should not forget about the contraindications available - then you definitely do not harm either yourself or the baby.
The benefits of ginger when breastfeeding
Ginger root is a storehouse of useful vitamins and trace elements.
It consists of:
- Vitamins of group B, A, C, PP.
- Useful minerals (zinc, iron, calcium, phosphorus).
- Amino acids and valuable essential oils.
Due to this rich composition, ginger has a lot of useful properties:
- Normalize healthy appetite and restore normal digestion.
- Antiviral effect and increase immunity.
- General body strengthening and toning.
- Normalization of metabolic processes.
- Fighting chronic fatigue, depression and stress.
- Strengthening and increasing the elasticity of blood vessels.
- A slight antispasmodic effect helps in combating headaches, menstrual and muscle pain.
- An excellent tool in the fight against nausea and vomiting.
- Cleansing the body of toxins.
- Natural antiparasitic.
- Wound healing and bactericidal effects.
An extensive list of beneficial properties makes ginger root an excellent product for a nursing mother. In addition, nutrients, penetrating into breast milk, have a positive effect on the child's body. And due to the fact that ginger cleanses the woman's body of toxins, breast milk becomes more useful and the baby is much less suffering from colic and gas. The iron content in the root provides excellent prevention and treatment of anemia, a disease that affects many women after childbirth. Another useful feature of ginger root for mummies is a positive effect on the volume of lactation, especially the effect is noticeable when drinking tea based on this spice.
Another undoubted advantage of ginger root during lactation can be called its bright taste. Diet during breastfeeding is quite bland, and this seasoning perfectly diversifies the taste of the usual food. You can add it to the main dishes, and desserts. Aromatic ginger tea is very popular. And due to the low calorie content of the product, even those moms who are struggling with extra pounds can safely use it.
What can harm ginger when breastfeeding
If a woman did not use ginger root during pregnancy, then with HB, great care should be taken when trying this product. The main harm of ginger for nursing mothers and babies is possible individual intolerance. Allergy in a baby can manifest indigestion (colic, gas, diarrhea, constipation), rashes and redness on the body or edema. Something similar can wait for a woman herself, if the product is new for her.
Another side effect of ginger root use by a nursing mother can be irritability and poor sleep in an infant. This is also a form of individual intolerance, and the product in this case will have to be excluded from the diet.
In rare cases, it may happen that the child does not like the taste of milk after the mother has eaten ginger. The baby will eat reluctantly or even throw the breast. It is necessary to carefully observe the baby, and if the pattern is revealed, then this product will have to be abandoned for the entire period of breastfeeding.
Contraindications to the use of ginger root
In addition to individual intolerance, there are a number of contraindications when ginger can not be eaten:
- Gastritis and ulcers.
- Botkin's disease.
- Increased temperature.
- The third trimester of pregnancy.
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Diseases of the liver.
- Various bleeding.
If mommy suffers from any ailment from the list, then, unfortunately, ginger will have to be strictly excluded from the diet.
It is not recommended to use ginger in combination with certain drugs, these are drugs for lowering blood clotting, blood pressure, sugar, cardiac stimulants, antiarrhythmic drugs. There is a high probability that the spice will weaken the effect of the pills or, on the contrary, excessively enhance the effect of their taking, which is fraught with serious complications.
How to use ginger root during GW
Can ginger nursing moms? Yes, it is possible, but it is necessary to introduce it into the diet and use it correctly, so that the product will bring only benefits, and all risks will be minimized.
- If mommy is familiar with ginger for a long time and ate it during pregnancy, then you can try to enter the product into the diet from the third month of life of the crumbs.
- In the case when a nursing woman plans only to get acquainted with this spice and has not eaten it before, you need to wait until the baby is 6-7 months old. So the risk of allergies will be less than in the first months of the baby's life.
- Enter the product in the menu should be in small doses, preferably in the morning, the remaining time of day to watch the crumbs for a negative reaction.
- If allergies and other unpleasant consequences have not followed, then you can gradually increase the dose of spices in the diet, bringing it to the usual amounts.
- At first, it is better to use ginger root not daily, but with breaks of 2-3 days. This measure also aims to minimize the risk of allergies in a child.
- If there are any concerns, it is better to consult a pediatrician and listen to his recommendations about the introduction of this spice into the diet with HB.
Can nursing mother ginger powder? Yes, the spice can be used both fresh and dried, adding to various dishes. But it is better to give preference to the fresh root, as it contains beneficial substances in the maximum concentration. But from the pickled ginger root is better to abstain, as when breast-feeding any marinades and pickles are prohibited.
Gingerbread Tea Recipe
You will need fresh ginger root, from which a small piece is cut, the skin is peeled off, and the resulting flesh is rubbed on a fine grater. Then grated ginger (about a teaspoon) should be put in a mug and pour boiling water. You can add some favorite tea leaves or drink tea brewed only on ginger root. If the crumbs do not have allergies and diathesis, then a spoonful of sugar, honey or lemon will work well as a supplement to the drink. But even without additives, the tea will be pleasant to the taste, fragrant and tonic.
Ginger root is an excellent product that can bring a lot of benefits to a nursing mother and baby. With a reasonable approach and moderation, this magical spice will make the taste of dishes unique, significantly improve the well-being of women and children, as well as give a great mood and help in the fight against fatigue. And all this at minimum cost and without risk to health.
Influence on the baby
If you eat ginger root moderately, it will positively affect the condition of the crumbs, in the case when the child does not have individual intolerance.
And if the mother notices that the baby has a broken chair or a rash, you should exclude the spice from the diet and consult a doctor.
Important: compatibility with drugs
An interesting question that requires special attention from mothers: how to combine ginger with various drugs?
Usually no difficulties arise. But there are situations when the benefits of spices easily turn out to be harmful.
Every mother should remember that:
- ginger and sugar-reducing drugs are not well combined,
- you can not eat this spice and take medicines prescribed for lowering blood pressure,
- you should not eat ginger and at the same time take drugs aimed at reducing blood clotting,
- It is advisable not to use this spice for those who take antiarrhythmic drugs and heart stimulants in order to avoid enhancing the effects of medications.
Ginger as a remedy for guv
During lactation is not always possible to protect themselves from colds. Severe cold occurs with fever, chills and cough. Often, mother and baby get sick together. Ginger root will help to cope with these unpleasant symptoms of a nursing mother and her baby. A well-known children's therapist Dr. Komarovsky says that ginger is no less a good cough medicine than honey and garlic.
If mother has a cold, an excellent remedy is hot milk with dried ginger.
For 1 glass of milk you need to take 1/3 tsp. It helps with wet cough. In this drink, you can add some honey. Of course, if the baby is not allergic.
If the cough is running, dry, turning into bronchitis, it is recommended to mix fresh ginger juice with honey.
Ginger tea is a well-known and favorite remedy for colds and poor health. Also, the drink fights well with excess weight.
But the nursing mother should remember: as a part of tea there are allergic ingredients - this is honey and lemon.
If the baby is on the guards, there is no allergy to these foods, then you can drink this tea in the second half of lactation. Of course, it is necessary to observe moderation in the use of ginger during breastfeeding.
What is ginger useful for nursing mothers?
Ginger has a characteristic tart flavor and a bitter aroma. Gourmets like to add it to food, but the healing properties of the root have been known for a long time. Spicy spice, imported from India, helps to cure many diseases through beneficial elements and substances that make up the composition. No wonder in Sanskrit ginger was called "a cure for any disease."
Fatty acids, essential oils, a unique complex of vitamins, microelements and amino acids allow mother during breastfeeding:
- cure respiratory, catarrhal and viral diseases,
- relieve asthma attacks. Ginger improves sputum discharge by cleansing the lungs and bronchi from mucus,
- strengthen the immune system
- normalize blood pressure, eliminate swelling and pain in the limbs,
- get rid of worms - ginger is harmful for harmful parasites.
- the root of the plant promotes blood circulation and blood supply to the brain, cleans the blood vessels, makes their walls strong and elastic,
- Ginger regulates the process of digestion, relieves bloating, flatulence and diarrhea from mother and baby. Useful substances, getting into the blood and milk of mommy, have a positive effect on the intestines of the infant, reducing pain during colic and eliminating gas formation,
- ginger juice promotes healing of wounds on the skin,
- the root of the plant acts as an antispasmodic, helping with dizziness and migraines,
- ginger breastfeeding increases lactation, relieves pain during menstruation, normalizes the cycle,
- calms the nervous system, relieves irritability and overwork,
- helps to lose weight after pregnancy and childbirth, improving metabolism,
- it is a natural aphrodisiac, eliminates stress, improves brain activity.
В беременность, особенно в первом триместре, гинекологи советуют своим пациенткам включать имбирь в рацион, дабы снизить слюноотделение, устранить тошноту и рвотные позывы при токсикозе.
Можно ли есть имбирь во время ГВ
Young moms ask pediatricians, is it possible for ginger to breastfeed? Any doctor will say that in moderation it is useful for both mother and baby. Each organism is individual. A child, even with a small dose, may respond with diathesis or a violation of the chair.
If mommy, after eating spices and breastfeeding, noticed that the baby had become moody, restless, and easily excitable, from ginger should temporarily refuse.
Many women are afraid to use spicy spice during HB, considering that ginger can significantly impair the taste and smell of milk. If the baby has already tried the milk after the mommy consumed the spicy plant and did not react to the new product, ginger can be included in the diet. Introduce him to the crumb preferably on reaching 6 monthswhen the digestive system of the newborn is stronger and will be ready for various innovations in food.
How to use ginger
Throughout GW, ginger is carefully added to the diet, in minimal amounts. If mother did not try it before delivery, it is better to continue to abstain, until the end of lactation. Those familiar with the plant, doctors recommend adding it to meat and vegetable dishes or tonic drinks that will eaten or drunk for breakfast. So mom will be able to observe the reaction of the infant. If his behavior and state of health remains normal, then you can diversify your food with delicious spice and treat yourself to a pleasant ginger tea.
In the autumn and spring, walking with a pram in a crowded place, it is not always possible to protect yourself from infections and colds. Often the baby is sick with her mother. To a nursing woman, headache, fever and aches in the joints are twice as hard to tolerate than during normal times. After all, a sick child needs around-the-clock care, and mom's poor health does not contribute to this. Many effective drugs are prohibited when breastfeeding, and to relieve their condition comes from folk remedies.
Ginger - A great way to get rid of cough and cold, not inferior to honey or garlic.
- 1/3 teaspoon of dried ginger is added to a glass of hot milk. If mom already ate honey, and a normal baby moved it, a spoonful of natural honey is added to the medicinal drink. When running dry cough use fresh juice from a spicy root.
- Ginger tea is an excellent diaphoretic, improving well-being with colds. Drink stimulates the bowels and improves metabolic processes. But in the period of lactation, it is necessary to take into account that in the composition of the classical tea recipe there is a lemon, and honey - capable of causing diathesis in the infant.
The effect of ginger on lactation
Ginger root has a wonderful property that is difficult to underestimate nursing moms. It increases the flow of milk. The plant contains hormone-like substances that naturally stimulate breastfeeding. Ginger is particularly useful for primipara moms who have no breastfeeding experience. Postpartum depression, lack of sleep, fatigue adversely affect the process of milk production and lactation. Ginger tea in such cases is an ideal remedy, calming the nervous system, restoring strength, strengthening sleep and strengthening tides.
Contraindications for nursing mothers
You can not eat dishes with spicy ginger spice and add it to drinks with:
- cardiac arrhythmias,
- gastric and intestinal ulcers,
- hemorrhoids in mom - effective advice on combating hemorrhoids,
- individual intolerance,
- acute liver disease (jaundice),
- during high temperature.
There is a ban on the use of ginger in the treatment of certain synthetic drugs that reduce blood sugar, blood pressure or blood clotting. But women rarely take these drugs during lactation. If you need to undergo treatment, the inclusion in the diet of ginger root, you should ask your doctor.
Is ginger good for lactation?
Eating ginger while breastfeeding a baby brings exceptional benefits to the woman and her baby. Ginger during lactation contributes to:
- increase immunity
- better production of breast milk
- getting rid of the feeling of overwork,
- weight loss,
- getting rid of stressful conditions
- improve the overall condition of the nursing mommy and her newborn baby.
This spice in a small dosage is useful during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester period, accompanied by toxemia. Ginger helps to get rid of nausea, reduces salivation.
Ginger also accelerates metabolic processes in the body. Its root is rich in microelements and vitamins that a nursing woman needs.
How does the use of ginger on lactation?
All breastfeeding moms should always remember that ginger with HB may affect the taste characteristics of breast milk. And this is not always like a baby. However, if the baby does not refuse mother's milk after drinking ginger, then the woman can continue to include it in her menu in limited quantities. But it is better to do this when the baby is six months old.
Ginger has a stimulating effect on the newborn, so you need to pay special attention to how the infant reacts to the new product.
Recall that ginger is a spice and can cause irritation of the gastric mucosa. This means that it should not be taken for nursing women who have gastritis or a stomach ulcer.
Ginger is contraindicated in the lactation period even when the baby has congenital diseases of the digestive organs.
Eating ginger will be harmful if you have liver problems or when hemorrhoids appear in a nursing woman.
This spice has a negative effect on blood clotting, therefore, in the presence of all sorts of bleeding, it is also contraindicated for use.
Ginger root contributes to high blood pressure, so hypertensive patients should exclude it from their diet.
Today on the shelves you can find ginger raw, dried and pickled. During breastfeeding, women are advised to eat raw or dried ginger root. Nursing mothers are contraindicated in any marinade.
Influence on the baby
The moderate use of ginger has a positive effect on the condition of the newborn child in the absence of his individual intolerance.
If a nursing mom, having eaten any dish flavored with ginger, notices a violation of the chair or the appearance of skin rashes in a baby, then she needs to abandon this seasoning and consult a doctor. The doctor will determine the reasons for this reaction and find out whether she has a relationship with the dietary habits of a nursing woman.
In order to get the maximum benefit and eliminate all possible risks, moms with GW should include ginger in their menu, following some rules.
- If a woman had previously eaten ginger or drank ginger tea, and also used it in the process of carrying a fruit, then she can include this spice in her menu from the third month of her baby’s life.
- If a woman is going to try ginger root for the first time, then it is necessary to wait until the infant reaches six months of age. During the first months of life, the baby is more likely to have an allergic reaction to a new product.
- Eating ginger should start with small portions. The most appropriate time for this is the first half of the day, because during the day the nursing mother has the opportunity to look at the reaction of the baby to a new product.
- In case no allergic manifestations are observed, the portion may be increased.
- At first, a nursing woman is not recommended to eat ginger root every day; you should take 2 or 3 day breaks. This is necessary in order to minimize the likelihood of allergic manifestations in the newborn.
If a nursing mother has any concerns, you should consult a pediatrician for advice and strictly follow his recommendations for the introduction of ginger root into your menu.
The optimal age of the baby
During the first months after giving birth to a woman, in no case should any spices or spices be eaten.
First, the baby may be allergic to the changed taste of breast milk, pain in the abdomen and neurosis.
Secondly, ginger root is a danger to nursing moms. Since it affects the blood-forming processes, it can negatively affect the female body. All women giving birth are familiar with such a problem as bleeding. The use of ginger root during this period can only aggravate the situation.
Therefore, it is better to start eating ginger for nursing mothers when the baby reaches six months of age.
Is it possible to use pickled product?
The negative impact of pickled ginger on the body of a woman breastfeeding a baby, as well as her baby, is due to the fact that it contains ingredients dangerous for their health. First of all, it is rice vinegar, which can cause bloating in the baby, constipation, diarrhea and rashes on the skin.
Ginger root in pickled form, as well as fresh, can cause irritation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and the baby, and his mommy.
Therefore, eat pickled ginger during lactation is allowed only in a small dosage and not often.
The first intake of pickled ginger root is possible only 4 months after delivery, provided that the woman ate it during pregnancy.
If, during the period of carrying the child, mommy did not use this spice, then its reception should be started no earlier than six months after the birth.
As part of tea
Ginger tea is a good remedy that helps to fight with fullness and poor health.
To make it, you need to take a small part of the ginger root, remove the skin from it, and rub the flesh through a fine grater. Next, take about 1 teaspoon of the slurry, put it in a glass and pour boiling water. If desired, add a small amount of tea leaves or drink tea made exclusively on the basis of ginger.
If the baby does not suffer from diathesis and allergies, then you can add tea with ginger honey, sugar or lemon. But without them, tea has a pleasant taste and is a tonic and fragrant drink.
It is recommended to nourish such a useful and tasty tea only when the baby reaches 6 months of age and in moderate dosage.
During breastfeeding, it is not always possible to avoid colds. Usually, a strong cold is accompanied by high fever, chills, and cough. Often, both mom and baby get sick at the same time. You can fight with similar illnesses with the help of ginger root. The famous pediatrician Komarovsky believes that ginger is an excellent cough remedy along with garlic and honey.
Many women in lactation are faced with such a problem as lactostasis. Ginger root can also help here.
Grate the ginger root and grate it with hot water. Then you should take a clean cotton towel, soak it in the resulting mixture, squeeze it and put it on the sore spot. As the compress cools it needs to be wetted again in the infusion. The procedure continues for 10 minutes, after which the breast is decanted and a baby is applied to it. Upon completion, you must impose a cold compress (for example, cottage cheese).
These activities should be performed three times a day. However, if within a day you do not feel any improvement, then you should seek medical advice as soon as possible. A stasis in the breast milk can trigger the appearance of mastitis.
Another important point that often worries nursing women - is it possible to combine the use of ginger with taking medications? As a rule, there are no difficulties with this. But sometimes, instead of the expected benefits, this oriental spice can do harm.
All mothers who feed their babies with breast milk need to remember these rules:
- Sugar-lowering drugs are poorly compatible with ginger root,
- Do not use ginger with drugs that reduce blood pressure,
- It is not advisable to eat this spice in combination with drugs that reduce blood clotting,
- Ginger should not be combined with antiarrhythmic agents and cardiac stimulants to prevent their effects from increasing.
Shop selection rules
When buying ginger root should pay attention to the condition of its skin. Its surface should be dense and smooth. Do not buy ginger with a wrinkled surface, as well as in the presence of stains and visible fibers. This suggests that this root is not fresh and it may appear traces of mold.
It is recommended to buy long roots, because it is in them that larger quantities contain essential oils and trace elements that benefit the body. From the ginger root must emanate a fresh smell. This can be easily checked by scrubbing a little peel with a nail - a fresh root has a fragrant aroma.
At home, the root should be put in a refrigerator where it can be stored for about one week. Frozen spice does not lose its useful qualities for 3 months.
Based on the above, we can conclude that ginger during lactation can benefit the baby and his mother in a variety of situations. But it is necessary to comply with the measure when it is used, since there are a number of contraindications. A moderate consumption of ginger root will help avoid harm to the health of a nursing woman and her crumbs.
Is it possible to use ginger root during lactation
Like any medicinal plant, ginger has its pros and cons. Therefore, for its use, there are several obvious indications and acute contraindications. So a clear and definitive answer to the question “can ginger be taken by nursing mothers” does not exist. We can say one thing: if a woman drank teas on ginger during pregnancy, and this had no effect on her general condition and on the health of the fetus, then no negative manifestations would follow. But it is necessary to begin its use carefully, with small dosages, observing an interval of 2 days.
During lactation, mommy, who decided to drink ginger drinks and use the root in other forms, should carefully monitor the reaction of the child. If the crumb begins to behave too restlessly and is too active, it may be worth rethinking the need to use the product and change the decision. From this, we can conclude that ginger is not strictly contraindicated for lactating women, but you should consult with a pediatrician before using it yourself. Otherwise, there is a possibility of negative consequences for the newly-born mother and child.
The benefits of ginger for women during pregnancy and lactation
First of all, ginger drink, used during breastfeeding, contributes to several phenomena:
- improving the body's immunity,
- getting rid of stress and depression,
- cheer up
- reduction of headaches
- increased sweating
- prevention of cancers,
- production of gastric juice, improve digestion,
- struggle with nausea
- giving vitality and energy.
Due to these properties, the product has taken root in the "first-aid kits" of many nursing mothers.
The benefits of the composition of ginger for women
What else is ginger good for? It belongs to the amazing plants that have antidote properties. It has a characteristic taste and smell, which is associated with the content in this culture of a large number of nutrients. First of all, it is zingeron, shoagol, gingerola. Also found in the plant are the following useful elements:
- large amount of lipids
- carbohydrates (in particular - starch),
- vitamin elements (C, B1-2, A),
- trace elements (phosphorus, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc and others),
- essential oils.
All this gives ginger an expectorant, analgesic effect. For women - it is a powerful sedative composition. And its properties to alleviate pain allows ginger to be used for menstrual pain, toxemia during pregnancy, for infertility and attempts to conceive a child, for the normalization of hormonal balance.
Does ginger affect the baby’s breastfeeding condition?
Yes, it does, and this effect manifests itself in 90% of practical cases. In principle, if you take a similar spice in limited quantities and according to the correct recipe, it will not affect the condition of the crumbs. On the contrary, by increasing the immunity of the mother and making her more cheerful, he will be transferred to the crumbs of milk and will have a positive impact on the health of the child.
If the use of ginger has turned into a rash or a problem with the baby, this is a reason to stop using ginger and immediately contact a doctor. Следует исключить продукт из рациона на несколько недель, а затем снова начать его применять.As a baby grows up and the digestive system is strengthened, the risk of the spice’s negative effect on the infant will be reduced to zero.
Fresh ginger root: all pros and cons
Ginger can be eaten raw, but you should remember about its hot and spicy taste. To use ginger as a mono product to taste is not for every woman, so you can add it to salads, soups, main dishes, after rubbing grated. This approach will make the dish not only useful, but also incredibly tasty. You can also put a piece of fresh product under the tongue and dissolve it like candy, but you should do it in the morning.
Cons consuming raw ginger:
- burning taste that may seem unpleasant to many women
- many contraindications and restrictions in use.
Remember that you can drink a drink in this form only if you are aware of your health condition and are 100% sure that there are no contraindications. It is also important to pay due attention to the choice of the root. It is best to give preference to a medium-sized culture. At the same time, it must be sufficiently hard and have a more or less regular shape, without unnecessary branches, as this will simplify the process of cleaning it.
Tea Ginger: Pros and Cons
Brewed ginger root is another way to get rid of many ailments. Ginger tea is a panacea for sore throat and cough, excess weight, problems with metabolism. You can add ginger to the usual purchased tea, and you can make a drink solely on the basis of this product. In any case, you will get a result that can exceed all your expectations.
Marinated ginger is not only a folk medicine, but also a piquant treat. If you decide to try it, then see for yourself. This dish stuck in the Japanese and Chinese cuisine, and Russian hostesses are increasingly exploring new recipes and ways to use this amazing drug. Marinated ginger can be consumed as an independent snack, as well as an additive in salads, side dishes, meat dishes.
Disadvantages of using ginger in pickled form:
- the duration of the cooking process,
- less beneficial properties than in tea or fresh root.
In what form to use ginger, each woman decides on her own. It can be dried, and ground ginger is also commercially available. Of course, these spices are tasty and unique, but it is best to use raw materials in the types that we considered.
Recipe №1 Green tea with ginger
Absolutely any tea you like will fit. But in order to get the drink as useful as possible, preference should be given to a natural leaf tea product or herbal collection. You can collect it yourself, but you can buy it in the store. It is necessary to brew green tea according to the usual technology (it is recommended to use a kettle for brewing) at the rate of 1 tbsp. l collection of 500 ml of boiling water. The water should not be very hot, so after boiling you need to wait some time. Next, the tea is poured into cups, and additives are sent to it - dried or fresh ginger, pre-peeled and diced (added to taste), lemon or apple.
Recipe 2 - Ginger Base Drink
In this case, you must follow a certain sequence of actions.
- Peel and chop it or grate it on a fine grater (the second method is preferable because it contributes to the release of more ginger juice).
- Boil the water and allow it to cool slightly. Pour boiling water in a teapot for brewing and send ginger gruel there per 1 tsp. on 300 ml of liquid.
- After the ginger juice is dissolved in water, you can add spices. Cinnamon, clove, pepper, lemon (zest or juice) - anything.
- At the end you can sweeten the drink with honey. But remember that you can not add honey to boiling water, since at high temperatures it loses its beneficial properties and becomes carcinogenic.
These are simple and interesting tea recipes that will allow you to vary the diet and feel good. Thus, ginger is definitely a useful product that should be in the “national first aid kit” of every woman, but only if there are no contraindications.
The benefits of ginger for nursing mothers
Spicy spice has a beneficial effect on women and infants due to its biochemical composition. The root contains many useful components:
- B vitamins2A b4A b5A b6, C, E, PP,
- minerals - potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc,
- amino acids
- essential oils,
- omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids,
- purine compounds.
During breastfeeding, ginger during the recovery period after childbirth will speed up the process, help to cope with postpartum depression, and lose weight. The product strengthens blood vessels, reduces cholesterol, strengthens the body's defenses. Regular consumption improves cerebral circulation and digestion.
The healing properties of ginger for nursing mothers with colds, coughing, because drugs during lactation are prohibited, have long been known. Spice accelerates metabolism, has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory effects. Helps from dizziness, migraines, abdominal distention, menstrual disorders.
Possible harm and contraindications
Excessive consumption of the product can cause indigestion, allergic reactions. Before including in the diet should be clarified with the pediatrician, whether it is possible to eat ginger during breastfeeding or at the moment it is better to abstain. It is necessary to take into account the state of health of the infant, his individual characteristics, since the spice can harm.
General contraindications to the use of ginger root:
- personal intolerance,
- a stomach or intestinal ulcer,
- cirrhosis of the liver,
On a note! When breastfeeding ginger is harmful in poor blood clotting, postpartum secretions, during the menstrual period.
Can ginger be breastfed?
Eat spice during lactation can be in limited doses, following the basic recommendations of experts. Exceeding the allowed dosages will negatively affect the health of the nursing mother and baby. The product is permissible to use for making tea, as a spice for hot dishes.
For a variety of diets ginger with natural feeding in favor of the use of spices before and during pregnancy. If there were no negative manifestations, it is likely that a baby older than 3 months will also tolerate a small amount of the beneficial supplement in mother's milk. If the desire to try the spice first arose after the birth of the baby, then postpone the tasting to 6-7 months.
Does ginger affect lactation?
This product is a natural means of increasing milk production. It is recommended to drink a warm drink 20-30 minutes before the baby is fed, then the lactation will increase not only with the contained substances, but also due to the warm liquid the milk will flow. The soothing, firming effects of ginger will help the nursing mother to breastfeed, since stress and overwork often cause insufficient milk production.
On a note! Spice can lead to hyperlactation, so it should be used carefully.
Compliance with the basic recommendations for the introduction into the diet of women during breastfeeding will avoid side effects of the product.
Ginger during lactation should be added to the menu, following the rules:
- Try spice 3-4 months after childbirth, if a woman used it regularly before pregnancy. Otherwise, the acquaintance should be postponed to 6-7 months.
- Increase dosage gradually, starting with a small pinch.
- For any negative changes in the condition of the baby, remove the new ingredient from the diet.
- The frequency of use - 3-4 times a week.
- Keep a food diary.
On a note! Ginger is contraindicated when you take certain medications (for heart, diabetes, reduce blood pressure or blood clotting), so you should notify your doctor about using spice when treating yourself or your child.
Ginger as medicine for HB
Breastfeeding restricts a woman to use drugs. Most of them are contraindicated, so you have to turn to the help of traditional medicine. Ginger is a well-known drug. Recipes based on it against colds, a strong protracted cough have earned the greatest popularity.
When breastfeeding root is recommended to use to enhance lactation, as well as an external remedy against lactostasis. Tea will give strength after a sleepless night, overwork, will act as a sedative for stress, improve mood during depression. Ginger speeds up the metabolism, is used for weight loss, so when breastfed refers to a small list of products allowed for the normalization of weight. Analgesic effect is used for menstrual pain, migraines.
In what form can ginger be used for HB?
It is advisable to choose a fresh root and use for cooking. Popular drinks are based on ginger. To prepare them, take a fresh or dried product. Instant products may contain harmful ingredients, so when fed naturally it is undesirable to buy it despite the ease of use.
Ginger can be eaten, cut into thin slices, or made from candied fruit. The latter will perfectly replace sweets, limited during lactation. Marinated products are prohibited in this period. It should also be borne in mind that regardless of the form of use, the permitted dosage must be observed.
Ginger Tea Recipe
Components for the classic version:
- Ginger - 10 g
- lemon - 1 pc.
- natural honey - 50 g
- water - 500 ml
Peel the root, grind on a fine grater. Pour boiling water, add juice ½ lemon. Wrap the kettle, leave for 25-30 minutes. Infusion mix, add slices ½ of lemon and honey.
The product belongs to spicy spices. In addition to contraindications for use during breastfeeding ginger, the negative effects of additional components are added. This is especially true for rice vinegar, its cheap substitutes used in the food industry to reduce the cost of production. For this reason, pickled ginger when breastfeeding refers to prohibited foods. Sometimes they can pamper themselves by eating a small piece. But you can try only after 6 months and provided that the baby is not allergic to the main ingredient.