During our birth project we have been speaking to women from Afghanistan and Syria about their experiences of childbirth both in the UK and their country of origin. Part of the conversation turned recently to food, and the foods the ladies traditionally eat to support Mum when nursing baby.
When talking about recipes, turmeric was a common ingredient used in a lot of dishes given to Mums after birth in Afghanistan and Syria traditionally. There was a shared agreement it is good for healing and for the womb. Lots of sources explain turmeric is anti-inflammatory and is good for a Mum especially when breastfeeding.