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.

This protein powder was created specifically for nursing moms, with ingredients that are proven to boost lactation and ALSO reduce cravings for sugar, so you can drop the baby weight without feeling hungry. (And it tastes sooooo yummy! Check it out here.)

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.

Related: 10 Tips to Increase Breast Milk Supply

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

(Click the link for the recipe!)

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

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