5 Benefits of Papaya Fruit for Breastfeeding Mothers

5 Benefits of Papaya Fruit for Breastfeeding Mothers

written by : MAKUKU - 19 Jan 2024

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Breastfeeding is a challenge after giving birth. There are some mothers who can breastfeed their children. There are also mothers who have to struggle to breastfeed because their milk has not come out. One way to facilitate breast milk is by consuming papaya fruit. Let's discuss the benefits of papaya fruit for breastfeeding mothers.

It is no secret that papaya fruit has millions of good health benefits, including for breastfeeding mothers. The content contained in papaya fruit can help increase breast milk production.

Nutritional Content of Papaya Fruit

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, the advantages of papaya fruit have several unique contents, the nutrients contained in 100 grams of papaya fruit meat consumed include:

  • Vitamin C 60-120 milligrams
  • Vitamin A 18.7-74.0 micrograms
  • Beta carotene averages 276 micrograms
  • Calcium 20 milligrams
  • Potassium 182 milligrams 

After seeing the content of papaya fruit, let's see the benefits of papaya fruit for breastfeeding mothers.

Benefits of Papaya Fruit for Breastfeeding Mothers

Prevent Cancer

This orange-colored fruit is a rich source of lutein, beta-carotene, and crypoxamtin. In addition, papaya fruit also has a lot of anti-octodents that can help eliminate free radicals, protect against oxidative stress and prevent bowel cancer. After giving birth, there may be changes in the immune system that make moms vulnerable to disease.

Being a good source of fiber for digestion

The soft flesh of papaya contains large amounts of dietary fiber. Eating papaya fruit regularly can have a good impact on moms' digestive system.  And the fiber content can also increase prolactin levels in the body. Prolactin is a hormone from the pituitary gland in the brain that functions to stimulate breast milk production.

As an Asi Booster

In some research journals, it is proven that young papaya fruit is highly recommended for breastfeeding mothers. It can produce the hormone oxytocin in the body that will increase the quality and flow of breast milk. Even papaya leaves also contain substances that can activate breastfeeding hormone receptors (prolactin) to increase milk production.

Suitable for dieting

Having your weight and body shape back to normal is the dream of most postpartum moms. However, losing weight after giving birth is not easy. The process of breastfeeding helps the uterus contract to return to its original size. So it can help you lose weight. To make breast milk flow more smoothly, consume low-calorie papaya fruit and feel the benefits for breastfeeding mothers.

Nurtures the heart

Each 100 gram piece of papaya fruit, has 257 milligrams of essential minerals that are good sources of potassium for moms' bodies. Regulate blood pressure, increase energy, and maintain heart health, and maintain the performance of muscle function. 

Can papaya be consumed every day?

Papaya fruit is actually safe for breastfeeding mothers to consume every day. Papaya fruit can be eaten directly or even used as a complementary topping for salads. So, breastfeeding moms can consume papaya without getting bored but don't overeat it.

Although papaya is beneficial for breastfeeding mothers, but busui still have to eat other healthy foods. The healthy foods to fulfill balanced nutrition and nutrition for breastfeeding mothers and babies are vegetables, wheat, eggs, fish, katuk leaves, dates, nuts to sweet potatoes.

Conclusion

Papaya fruit has good content to support breast milk so that mothers can breastfeed and meet the nutritional needs and nutrients needed by the little one in his golden period. Hopefully this article about the benefits of papaya fruit for breastfeeding mothers helps ya. 

During breastfeeding, moms should pay attention to the comfort of the child. Starting from clothes to the right diapers so that they can suckle optimally. MAKUKU SAP Diapers are anti clump diapers designed with SAP (Super Absorbent Polymer) core structure and equipped with features that can support the comfort and safety of your little one's skin. (VIO-Aq/MKK)

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