Many reasons have always been advanced for why breastfeeding should never be just an option for mothers. Doctors argue that breastfeeding vitally controls post-delivery hemorrhage [excessive bleeding after birth] which could otherwise be very fatal for mothers. Moreover it is also a natural form of contraception when done exclusively.
Many mothers will do anything to increase the breast milk. But while you can pick up a few tips from well-intentioned friends, oftentimes wrong information is passed along, sometimes for several generations.
For instance, in some cultures, it’s believed that beer helps to stimulate breast milk. However, nutritionists say this is simply a falsehood. As a matter of fact, alcohol can have serious and permanent adverse effects on children, such as brain damage.