Keeping up your breast milk supply is hungry work – and you need snacks that are good for breast milk production
UPDATE: With baby number two, I haven’t had the time to make cookies or brownies or any of the yummy things on this list. My new favorite lactation boosting snack is just a plain old quick protein shake.
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I’ve never been a serious snacker, but lemme tell you, it’s nearly midnight (we’re wide awake waiting for the squishy baby to realize it’s night time) and I am shamelessly devouring one of those microwave pasta things. (The need for nighttime breastfeeding snacks is a real thing!)
Yes, I had supper. Big supper actually. But keeping up your breast milk supply takes calories. On top of just making milk, I’m taking blessed thistle with fenugreek to increase breast milk supply and it’s an appetite enhancer. O, Joy.
NORMALLY I don’t reach for the microwave pasta at midnight – but I ate my last oatmeal lactation cookie today (these chocolate chip lactation cookies from How Sweet Eats are THE BEST I’ve ever found!!) and getting a fresh batch made up is on my to-do list for tomorrow.
So I’m hunting down recipes tonight because I need to be better prepared next time I think I’m going to starve. (And I do not need to be wasting my calories on noodles when I could be eating something that will help with the milk supply for squish.)
Regardless of if you’ve got a naturally low supply or if you’re experiencing a sudden drop in milk supply – these breastfeeding friendly snacks will help increase your supply!
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19 yummy lactation boosting snacks
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Pumpkin Spice Lactation Cookies from Premeditated Leftovers
Booby Bites from I Can Teach My Child
White Chocolate Cranberry Lactation Cookies from Mums with Bubs
Lactation Granola Bars from Fresh Milk Mama
M&M Lactation Cookies from One Day at a Time
Peanut Butter Lactation Cookies from The Healthful Mama
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake from We’re Parents
Super East Lactation Muffins from Dash of Evans
Oatmeal and Banana Lactation Smoothie from FAB Haute Mama
Blueberry Oatmeal Lactation Muffins from FAB Haute Mama
Healthy Lactation Cookies from Easy Living Today
Lactation Banana Bread from Chowhound
Peanut Butter Apple Pie Smoothie from We’re Parents
Grain-Free Lactation Cookies from Real Everything
Chocolate Almond No Bake Lactation Cookies from Small + Friendly
Carrot Cake Lactation Breakfast Cookies from A Healthy Slice of Life
Breastfeeding Granola Bars from Daily Mom
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie from Yummy Healthy Easy
Green Lactation Smoothie from Detoxinista