Two recipes for break milk boosting broths
For thousands of years, Chinese people have believed in the benefits of using food as a medicinal substance, and for thousands of years, they’ve been sipping up medicinal soups. If you have a headache, the Chinese say, drink some soup; if you can’t fall asleep, drink some soup; if you want to enjoy a longer life, just drink some soup. Most of all, if you have recently had a baby and you want to promote lactation, drink some soup!
Lots of different foods are considered helpful for milk production, including fermented glutinous rice, octopus and fish tails. Two foods most widely believed to help with a quick recovery from childbirth, and, most importantly, to increase breast milk, are papaya and pig feet. Below are two popular recipes featuring these ingredients.