Mother Food: A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs, by Hilary Jacobson
Posted Nov 30 2009 12:00am
"Mother Food," published in 2004 under the title "Mother Food for Breastfeeding Mothers" is here republished under the title: "Mother Food: A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs - Build Milk Supply, Boost Immunity, Lift Depression, Detox, Lose Weight, Optimize a Baby's IQ, and Reduce Colic and Allergies"
"Mother Food" is a thorough health guide, traditional foods cookbook and basic herbal for breastfeeding mothers. Recommended by lactation consultants and approved by the La Leche League International Book Evaluation Committee, "Mother Food" helps prevent and/or relieve common problems in the postpartum such as colic, eczema, depression, fatigue and low milk supply, while creating healthful eating habits to last a lifetime.
Facilitate gentle detox
Promote vitality and alleviate fatigue
Help a mother overcome food cravings, have gradual weight loss, and maintain a healthy weight without the yo-yo effect
Nourish a mother's and her baby's immune system
Develop mental focus and concentration, increase a mother's cognition while increasing the IQ-enhancing components of her breastmilk
Foster emotional balance
"Mother Food" provides crucial information to the breastfeeding mother:
Foods, herbs and recipes that support milk supply and promote the let-down reflex
Guidelines for the detective work involved in eliminating so-called "trigger foods" that may be the cause of a baby's digestive distress
Guidelines on what to include in a mom's diet to strengthen the immune-boosting properties of her breastmilk
In addition, "Mother Food" provides succinct insights into traditions of Eastern and Ancient Medicine, and an herbal of galactagogues complete with descriptions, preparations and dosages.
About the Author
Hilary Jacobson faced a conundrum: serious low milk supply with each of her four children. A student of nutrition and herbalism since her teens, she learned the herbs and foods used traditionally in Europe, Asia, by Native Americans and in Africa to increase milk supply, the so-called 'galactagogues.' These enabled her to maintain an abundant milk supply.
Jacobson states "This knowledge felt like a birthright. I thought all mothers should know it is possible to gain a degree of control over your body's ability to produce milk and your baby's ability to digest it. It is impossible to imagine how crucial these two things are to your sanity unless you are a mother dealing with these issues."
When Jacobson learned that mothers in many cultures do pass down this knowledge through the generations, and that it has been lost only in western culture, she resolved to write a book that would return this knowledge to western women.
Hilary Jacobson was born in California. She is a music teacher and writer, and lived thirty years in Switzerland. She now lives in Southern California where she is writing the Mother Food Books Series.