Consuming your placenta helps your milk come in sooner and helps to produce a greater quantity. You may have LOTS more! It especially can help later in postpartum when your milk supply is decreasing and you don’t want it to.
By ingesting your placenta you take in lots of the hormone oxytocin which helps your uterus clamp back down to its original size faster as well as decreasing your lochia (postpartum bleeding) sooner than it normally would. Even up to two weeks less!
Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas show that it significantly can help with postpartum depression. The placenta produces a lot of pregnancy hormones which when you give birth the placenta is no longer in your body and so there is a big decrease in those hormones. Consuming your placenta helps you slowly decrease those hormones over time rather than have a big “crash” so to speak when you give birth often provoking postpartum depression.
Newborns Lose Less Weight
"It is evident that the recovery from the postnatal decline in weight is hastened by the consumption of milk produced under the influence of maternally ingested placenta.” McNeile, Lyle G. 1918. The American journal of obstetrics and diseases of women and children, 77. W.A. Townsend & Adams, original press: University of Michigan.
“All patients were given desiccated placenta prepared as previously described (C.A. II, 2492) in doses of 10 grains in a capsule 3 times a day. Only those mothers were chosen for the study whose parturition was normal and only the weights of those infants were recorded whose soul source of nourishment was mothers milk. The growth of 177 infants was studied. The rate of growth is increased by the ingestion of placenta by the mother… the maternal ingestion of dried placenta tissue so stimulates the tissues of the infants feeding on the milk produced during this time, that unit weight is able to add on greater increments of matter, from day to day, than can unit weight of infants feeding on milk from mothers not ingesting this substance.” Hammett, Frederick. S. 1918. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 36. American Society of Biological Chemists, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, original press: Harvard University.
Placenta capsules contain ¼ of the recommended daily intake of iron which is equal to 3 oz of chicken liver or 3 oz of sardines.
In Summary A Placenta Will:
“Giving…placenta to a new mother following birth has become standard protocol among a growing number of midwives in the United States. By nourishing the blood and fluids, endocrine glands and organs, Placenta will …reduce or stop postpartum bleeding, speed up recovery, boost energy and relieve postpartum blues.” Homes, Peter. 1993. Jade Remedies, Snow Lotus Press, 352.