How much carbohydrates are there in breast milk?

By Me & Qi
Apr 10, 2021

This article is part of a series on breast milk's nutrition facts.

How much carbohydrates in breast milk?

Q: Does my breast milk contains carbs?

A: Carbohydrates account for about 7.5% of breast milk.

The main carbohydrate present in breast milk is lactose, which is what gives your milk its sweetness. It's probably a good thing because research indicates that animals with more lactose in their milk have a larger brain size.1

Besides lactose, breast milk also contains other types of carbs such as oligosaccharides or monosaccharides.

Carbohydrates provides an important source of energy necessary for your newborn's growth and development. They also help develop your baby's central nervous system.

How to improve the nutritional quality of your milk

To improve the quality of your breast milk we strongly recommend you drink Milk Boost Tea. It's an ancestral recipe of 13 natural herbs that's been used for centuries by nursing mums in Asia to boost their milk's nutritional value.

For instance it contains Dong Quai, a root also known as the "female ginseng" for its wide range of health benefits for women. It also contains Longans, famous for nourishing the blood and helping nursing women recover from childbirth.

Milk Boost Tea to boost milk supply

Milk Boost Tea is a natural herbal tea that can help you improve your milk volume and its nutritional value

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1. Robson, S. (2004). Breast Milk, Diet, and Large Human Brains. Current Anthropology, 45(3), 419-425. doi:10.1086/420910

Article tags: Breastfeeding and maternity