Day 2 & 3 - Green Papaya Prolactation Soup

Green Papaya Lactating Soup

Madam Partum’s milk booster green papaya fish soup is traditionally taken during the confinement period after giving birth. It is a confinement food that will help to boost milk supply for breastfeeding mothers.

I am using Threadfin Fish head/tail for the green papaya fish soup as it’s low in mercury. Other fish that can be used include codfish and Sheng Yu.  Fish head or tails with boney parts are both suitable for this soup as it’s believed to have more nutrition benefits.


Madam Partum’s pre-mixed Prolactation herbs blend
500g of fish head/tail/bones (preferable to use threadfin)
500g of green papaya
4 slices of ginger
2 litres of water
Salt to taste


Wash the fish clean and marinate with a bit of salt.

Bring water to boil in a soup pot.

While waiting for the water to boil, peel the green papaya, remove all the seeds and cut it into bite-sized chunks.

When the water starts to boil, put in peanuts and continue to cook for 15mins before adding in the rest of the Madam Partum’s Prolactin herbs, fish and papaya.

Let it simmer for another 45 minutes.

Cooking Notes

These ingredients are boiled together until soup turns a milky colour