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Are there any foods or supplements that can help with milk production during breastfeeding? @Sheema

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Hey Foods like oats, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, and leafy greens are known to help in milk production. Supplements such as fenugreek capsules and brewer's yeast are commonly used to support milk production. But it is very important to discuss with a doctor or dietitian to choose supplements that meet your requirements

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