You’ve probably known that breastfeeding is not an easy task. During this time, your body needs to be properly nourished in order to keep your milk supply flowing. However, it can be challenging to find the time or energy to prepare a meal or snack. Also, eating healthy is probably the last thing on your mind right now. Luckily, there are many quick and easy-to-prepare recipes made that are not only packed with nutrients but also can boost your milk supply. Read on to check these tasty lactation-boosting recipes for breastfeeding moms.
Blueberry Lactation Muffins
These easy-to-make blueberry muffins are loaded with healthy ingredients like flax seeds, blueberries, and eggs. Plus, they’re not only gluten-free but also include honey for natural sweetness. So, you don’t need to worry too much about calories if you accidentally love it too much. This is the recipe for you. View the recipe.
No-bake lactation bites
In case you don’t have time or just don’t want to bake. These no-bake bites are perfect for a quick snack in between nursing sessions or maybe when you’re on the go. In addition, this one only takes you around 10 minutes to put together and can be kept in the fridge for at least 2 days. Here is the recipe and a video to show you how easy it’s made. They definitely can satisfy your sweet cravings in the most healthy way. View the recipe.
Salmon Salad and Lactation-Boosting Dressing
While breastfeeding sometimes requires you to eat plenty of protein, healthy fats, and colorful veggies, this yummy salad recipe combines them all. Plus, both the fenugreek and garlic in this recipe are considered galactogogues, which is a substance that naturally promotes lactation. Additionally, it has been proven that when breastfeeding moms consume garlic, their babies breastfeed longer. View the recipe.
Overnight Oats Recipe For Breastfeeding Moms
There is no concrete proof to prove that oats boost milk supply. However, many moms have tried and see increased output after eating oatmeals. That’s probably, lactation consultants often recommend it to mom who is struggling with supply. This oats recipe is made ahead of time, making it perfect if you like prep meals. Also, it’s a highly versatile recipe, which is perfect for busy mothers or working moms. You can try adding nutrient-dense toppings like walnuts, fresh fruit, and chia seeds to make it taste even better. View the recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Lactation Smoothie
Whether it’s autumn or not, this smoothie is pretty easy to do and it has all the flavor of a traditional pumpkin spice latte. Plus, this one is super nutrients-dense because the recipe contains a variety of different healthy ingredients. On top of that, pumpkin has been linked to a natural boost to your milk supply. Remember to choose dairy milk or milk substitutes that are fortified with vitamins (A,D) and calcium to support your breastfeeding needs. View the recipe.
This omelet combines multiple sources of healthy fats like avocado and cheese. Remember that not all fats are bad! And, unsaturated fats are actually crucial to our health, especially while breastfeeding! So, don’t be afraid to consume healthy fats in a good amount during this time. You can make it even more healthy by adding some greens for an extra nutrition boost! View the recipe.
Green Lactation Smoothie
When your hands are full because you basically need to take care of your child most of the time, then you might need a quick source of calories here and there. This green smoothie is an easy way to get your veggies in while breastfeeding. Because it’s vegan, we recommend that you choose fortified soy or nut milk as a base in order to meet lactation needs. View the recipe.
Turmeric and Kale chicken soup
Your family will enjoy this hearty, nourishing soup. It’s full of nutritious ingredients like chicken and fresh veggies that will give you the energy boost you need to breastfeed. It is believed that turmeric stimulates blood circulation and enhances milk volume. View the recipe
Healthy Lactation Cookies
Cookies are the perfect snack whenever you have a crave for sweets especially for breastfeeding moms! This recipe combines nutritious ingredients like oats, flax, brewer’s yeast, and spices to create delicious and nourishing cookies. View the recipe.
Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are another great food for boosting lactation. This recipe for loaded sweet potatoes is an easy vegan and gluten-free breakfast. So, bake a bunch of sweet potatoes for dinner and make extras to heat quickly in the morning. You can play around with the toppings to make it more fun and tasty. View the recipe.
Vegan Superfood Wraps
This wrap is loaded with good for you, lactation boosting ingredients. It includes chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and carrots for a hearty and filling lunch. Also, it is gluten-free, making it perfect celiacs. Make a big batch of the filling ahead of time so you can throw this together quickly when hunger strikes. View the recipe.
Baked Black Bean & Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
This is a great make-ahead recipe that can be frozen and quickly reheated at lunch. These burgers have lactation boosters, sweet potatoes, and oatmeal. They can be eaten by themselves (one-handed when needed), over a salad, or on a bun. View the recipe.
Sausage and Kale Make-Ahead Egg Muffins
Every mom needs a decent breakfast to start a day taking care of their babies! These egg muffins are low carb, grain-free, and high protein making them a perfect breakfast for breastfeeding moms. Prep a batch on the weekend, reheat and there you have a simple and healthy breakfast when you don’t feel like cooking. View the recipe.
Loaded Taco Sweet Potato Skillet
This is a yummy skillet dish that contains sweet potatoes and garlic. As we mention above, both of these ingredients are lactation boosters. On top of that, there are multiple variations and additions suggested for this recipe to adjust for your family’s tastes. View the recipe.
Herbal Nursing Tea
Staying hydrated while breastfeeding is necessary. This homemade tea blend can help you get the job done. This recipe uses herbs and spices like fennel, which has been shown to have galactogenic properties, meaning it can help boost milk secretion. View the recipe.
Eating nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day is the best way to ensure a healthy milk supply for your baby. Try what recipe makes you feel interested the most today! If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments!