A mother's nutrition is an important indicator to determine milk quality. What should mothers eat to produce higher quality milk? The production of breast milk is a very delicate process. Hormones are produced by the baby sucking the breasts which in turns promote the production of hormones that secrete milk from the pituitary gland. The more the baby sucks, the more hormones are produced. The earlier the baby sucks, the sooner the hormones are produced. Other than the frequency of baby sucking, factors which affect the secretion of milk are often closely related to the mother’s mood, mentality, nutritional status, and sleep or rest. Thus, a mother’s nutritional status and the quality of milk are highly correlated.

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