5 Recipes to Boost Your Milk Supply Naturally
Breastfeeding is a complicated endeavor to say the least. Low milk supply is a common concern for so many new moms, and while a well balanced diet is the best food-related solution, there are a few foods that show promise in helping keep a good milk supply.
Here are 5 delicious recipes that include ingredients that can boost your supply:
Easy 20 Minute Butter Chicken
This recipe calls for Fenugreek, one of the oldest cultivated medicinal plants, that contain hormone precursors shown to increase milk supply. (Source)
Whole grain oats are a staple in every healthy diet, plus they keep you full longer than most other breakfasts making it a great choice for moms. Many moms swear by Brewer’s Yeast to boost their supply, but with lack of research, I would check with your doctor before making it a part of your daily diet.
Super Purple Lactation Smoothie
This recipe has Brewer’s Yeast (see above) but the main power house here is the protein from the yogurt and general health benefits of the berries. It’s also easy to pack it with calories in a quick-to-drink way and calories are oh so important when breastfeeding!
Potato Egg Bake
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s perfect for breakfast AND dinner! The eggs are an amazing source of protein, and all the veggies are a total bonus.
Carrot Cake Lactation Cookies
A big selling point of these cookies is that you can eat them anytime and anywhere. You can grab them to go, or sit a few at your breastfeeding station. The Brewer’s Yeast is a common feature in lactation treats, but the oats, whole wheat flour, nuts, and carrots make this one rise above the rest.
Aside from specific foods, you want to make sure you’re hitting these healthy eating goals to ensure a solid supply:
- Drink plenty of water – above what the average person needs – 10 8-ounce glasses
- Add 300-500 calories over what you typically need
- Focus on balanced diet, especially getting enough protein
I help new moms and moms-to-be sift through the information overload and start an action plan of healthy habits. Email me at Samantha@simplywellcoaching.com and let’s set up a quick Discovery Call to see if postnatal health coaching is right for you.