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Congrats, sis! You’re doing it. You’re a milk-makin’ mama! I’ve rounded up the best milk boosting lactation recipes from all corners of the internet just to make it easier for ya. From cookies, no bake bites, overnight oats, and smoothies…keep reading to get it all.
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What’s the best way to keep my supply up?
Breastfeeding is so heavy on nutrition for you, sweet friend. Here are few of my tried and true tips:
1. Plenty of water: To get the most from these milk boosting recipes, you HAVE to be hydrated. That means minimum of eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily. Another way to calculate this is take your current body weight and divide it in half. That number is how many ounces in water you need daily!
2. Eat balanced: Try to remember to “eat the rainbow”. You want colorful meals with veggies, fruits, proteins, and whole grains. What you’re eating (and drinking) are the top factors in boosting your supply.
3. See a lactation consultant: Most hospitals will have one you can have easy access to. If you delivered with a midwife, reach out to ask her who she recommends or if she’s able to help.
4. Feed on queue: Breastfeeding is a learned skill and newborns (under 12 weeks) need time to figure it out. Stay encouraged and give them time to get that milk! It’s like supply and demand. If they’re nursing, your supply is listening and responding to them.
–> My friend Hillary put together an amazing course, Babies Made Simple. As a nurse and certified lactation consultant she covers all things sleep and breastfeeding from birth to 24 months. You can use my code NATURALISH for a discount if you’re interested in working with a professional! Even as a mama of three I’ve learned so much from her quick videos.
Cookies & Treats
Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies from The Baker Chick
Brownie Batter Overnight Oats from This Little Nest
Blueberry Overnight Oats from Thyme and Joy
Carrot Cake Overnights Oats from Kara Lydon Nutrition
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats from Jar of Lemons
Mango Coconut Overnight Oats from Sandhya’s Kitchen
Smoothies & Shakes
Green Goddess Protein Shake from Joyful Messes
Peanut Butter Apple Pie Smoothie from We’re Parents
Unicorn Smoothie from Joyful Messes
Papaya Boobie Smoothie from Jillian Harris
Banana Chai Spiced Lactation Smoothie by Oat Mama
Chocolate Lactation Smoothie from Harry Hoot
Which recipe are you trying first? Be sure to follow along on Instagram and come say hi! Can’t wait to hear from you!
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