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Eating Your Placenta Can Increase Milk Flow

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum


 this post is a guest post


The title says it all !


There I sat watching This Morning and an american mum explains how she ate her own placenta to increase her flow, Did it work ? Yes it did according to her she had a slow flow with her first so was willing to try everything to help this time.


But what you have to ask is if she hadn’t of eaten the placenta would it still have happened anyway ? every pregnancy is different. It is also eaten to prevent postnatul depression.
I found this whilst researching the subject


-Quicker involution of the uterus after child birth, prostaglandin present in placenta
-increase milk supply
-Increase in energy post birth
-Contains your own hormones and if frozen, can be used later on during menopause (If handled properly)
-can help raise low iron levels post partum


This may not appeal to most and that I understand, personally if it meant I could increase my milk flow I have to admit I would do it at the end of the day.  If your adamant on breastfeeding most would try everything. This piece of fleshy bloody gunk that most just dispose of deserves more attention surely ? This has protected and kept your baby alive for 9 months and yet its just chucked away ! Had i have been given the option I think i’d have tried it.


The women on this morning said it’s tasteless when mixed with fruit she didn’t notice on it’s own it was described as coppery like licking a cut.

This organ grows from the time of conception to eventually take over the production of hormones needed to sustain the pregnancy at around 12 weeks gestation (from your last menstrual period). It supplies your growing baby with a means of obtaining nutrients for development as well as a method of waste disposal. This is the only disposable organ ever made.

facts about the placenta in other countries


  • In many countries they worship and hold ceremonial days for the placenta.
  • in some cultures it is commonplace to leave the baby attached to the placenta, rather than clamp the cord, until the cord dries up and falls off. This is called a lotus birth
  • Some families will take the placentas and bury them in the ground to celebrate the new life given to them. This dedication of the placenta back to the earth or in honor of the child is becoming more frequent
  • in many areas of the world, if a child needs special protection, a dried part of the placenta is tied around his neck

Placenta Recipes 

Placenta Spaghetti: 
Cut meat of 3/4 placenta into bite size pieces, then brown quickly in 1 tbl. butter plus 1 tbl. oil. Then add 1 large can tomato puree, 2 cans crushed pear tomatoes, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tbl. molasses, 1 bay leaf, 1 tbl. rosemary, 1 tsp. ea. of salt, honey, oregano, basil, and fennel. Simmer 1 1/2 hours.


Placenta Cocktail: 
1/4 cup raw placenta
8oz V-8 juice
2 ice cubes
1/2 cup carrot.
Blend at high speed for 10 seconds

I hope you all enjoyed this post maybe someone reading this will be preparing there placenta dinner ?


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