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Healthy Foods for Nursing

Foods that may help increase your milk supplyWhat is believed to increase your Milk Supply? Consuming Galactagogues, which are lactogenic foods or herbs, are believed to help with the secretion of milk but it is not proven.  Many mothers rely on Galactagogues like oats, lactation teas, fenugreek, thistle supplements, brewer’s yeast, dark leafy greens, hops, and barley to increase their supply. (Personally, I did consume a lot of oats and flax and brewers yeast with my 3rd baby and had more milk than I did with my first two.  I have had friends who have had the teas work for them, but it made my baby too gassy).

My Smoothies, Cookies and Energy Bites are made with a wholesome blend of oats, brewer’s yeast and flaxseed.

  • Oats are a nutritional powerhouse, packing whole grains, fiber, iron, vitamins and minerals in every hearty bite.
  • Flax is known as a superfood because it is loaded with nutrients; it has protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, also known as “good” fats, which are necessary for brain development (which is wonderful for children of all ages).
  • Brewer’s yeast, which is traditionally used in the production of beer and ale, may also help with breast milk production. It delivers essential B-complex vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to both mom and baby.

Note: Brewers Yeast can have a strong flavor and can be hard to find so if you are making any of my recipes for your children I would maybe skip (you don’t really taste it in the cookies, but I can definitely detect it in the energy bites and smoothies).

Recipe Ideas:

  1. Banana Almond Oat SmoothieOatmeal Banana Almond Lactation Smoothie
  2. Mango Spinach Oat SmoothieSpinach Mango Lactation Smoothie
  3. Lactation Energy Bites
  4. Lactation Cookies
  5. Instant Oat & Flax Oatmeal Packs
  6. Simple Nutty Granola
  7. Brekki

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