Tips for smoothing Mother's Milk (ASI)

Since birth, ASI (Mother's Milk) is the main foundation for infant growth and development, especially in the golden age of 1,000 days of a child's growth.
Once the importance of the benefits of ASI makes the government also make regulations about exclusive ASI for 6 months as stated in Government Regulation No. 33 of 2012. In the PP, getting ASI is a baby's right.

However, out of 4.8 million births in Indonesia each year, less than half of babies who receive exclusive breastfeeding.

The latest data in Indonesia shows that there has been a decrease in exclusive ASI from 2016 to 2017, from 54% to 47%. That is, only 2.2 million babies from 4.8 million births receive exclusive breastfeeding. This figure is still below the expectations of WHO, who expect 50% of babies born to get exclusive breastfeeding.

"In Indonesia, only DIY Province has exclusive breastfeeding reaching above 50%, precisely 60%. But for other regions, the average is still below the WHO target, "explained the lactation counselor, dr. Ameetha Drupadi, CIMI explained this, at the launch of the ASI Lactoboost supplement for the production of DKT, in Jakarta, October 24 last.


ASI smoothing supplement
Indonesia is rich in plant growth which if processed will be able to provide benefits to the health of the human body. There are some plants that are believed to help increase milk production, one of which is katuk leaves. The content in katuk leaf extract can stimulate the production of the hormone prolactin, which can trigger maximum milk production.

A journal states that katuk leaf extract can increase the quantity of ASI production by 50.7%. In addition, katuk leaves can also help mineral needs for breastfeeding mothers and increase endurance.


"Katuk leaves contain vitamins A, B, C, and K, pro vitamin A (beta-carotene), calcium, phosphorus, iron and fiber, and function as antioxidants. In addition, katuk leaves also contain steroids and polyphenols, which can increase levels "Prolactin, an ASI-releasing hormone. A high level of prolactin will increase, accelerate and facilitate the production of ASI," said Dr. Ameetha who is also an activist of the ASI Fighting Community.
Source : Gue Sehat.com



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