Published: April 27, 2018

    Lactation Recipes for Breast-Feeding Moms

    When all is well breast-feeding works naturally, but occasionally moms will need an extra boost of support in order to keep producing regularly. Luckily, we know several food items and recipes that can keep your lactation on track.

    Most women won’t experience significant issues producing milk, but these recipes will help you stay proactive – not to mention they’re delicious!

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Lactation Milkshake

    This breakfast or dessert milkshake contains all the essential ingredients, like oats, that mothers need to keep their milk production up. Kids also can’t get enough of this milkshake, so make some for the entire family. This recipe serves one, but multiply ingredients as necessary for more people.

    • 1/4 cup of quick oats
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 3/4 cup of milk
    • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
    • 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
    • 1 tablespoon of flax seed
    • 2 cups of ice
    • (Optional toppings) whipped cream, sliced bananas, powdered chocolate

    First, add the oats to a high-powered blender and blend for a few seconds. After the oats are less coarse add the frozen banana, milk, cacao powder, peanut butter, and flax seed. Blend until all ingredients are combined. Finally, add the ice and blend until smooth.

    For added flair you can add whipped cream, powdered chocolate, and sliced bananas on top for a diner-approved milkshake. Drink with a thick straw or eat with a spoon!

    Lactation Lemonade

    During the hot summer months breastfeeding or using a pump can leave you feeling dehydrated and overheated. Cool down with a pitcher of lemonade intended to aid your lactation! Eat a small serving of roasted sunflower seeds on the side for an added shot of energy. This recipe is for 5 or 6 servings of lemonade.

    • 4 cups of brewed mother’s milk tea, cooled
    • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon of powdered Stevia

    After you have brewed your favorite brand of mother’s milk tea, combine the cooled tea and the lemon juice in a large pitcher. Add your Stevia or the sweetener of your choice slowly while stirring. Taste often and sweeten until satisfied. Do not add too much sweetener; if the lemon juice is too strong then add water to dilute.

    Refrigerate for up to one week and drink whenever the temperature outside starts to climb.

    Lactation Energy Bites

    These easy-make snacks will increase your lactation while packing a ton of vitamins and protein to keep you fueled throughout the day. This recipe will make a plate full of energy bites, approximately 15 depending on how large or small you roll the individual balls.

    • 1 cup of oatmeal
    • 1 cup of shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup of ground flax seed
    • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
    • 1/3 cup of honey
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Brewer’s Yeast
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

    First, combine the oatmeal, coconut, flax seed, mini chocolate chips, and Brewer’s Yeast in a large bowl. Then, add the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix the ingredients on low or stir until evenly mixed together.

    Refrigerate the mixture for at least one hour. After cooling remove the mixture from the refrigerator and roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Serve on a platter and share with the family!

    Remember to always keep a glass of filtered water nearby when breastfeeding, as the process will naturally dehydrate you. Whip up these recipes for an easier time breastfeeding and for more sustained energy throughout the day.