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Five Foods That Help Boost Lactation

Posted on May 30 2017

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Breastfeeding is all about supply and demand. Mom supplies milk and baby demands it (loudly)!

But sometimes supply runs a little low, and moms are left wondering how to produce more milk for their hungry bundle. If you’re feeling unable to meet demand lately, then don’t worry - just try munching on some of these foods.

Check out these five foods often used to improve milk production:

  • 1. Oatmeal, barley, and whole grains
  • Oatmeal is easy for breakfast! Barley can be easily added to soup and whole grain bread makes delicious toast or sandwiches.

  • 2. Almonds and other nuts
  • Nuts are perfect for snacking! Enjoy them dipped in chocolate or blended into nut butter. 

  • 3. Chickpeas
  • Roasted or stewed, these little legumes can work as a snack or meal.

  • 4. Dark, leafy greens (like kale and spinach)
  • You mom knew what she was talking about when she said to eat your greens! Throw them in a salad or blend them up with your favorite fruit to make a smoothie.

  • 5. Ginger
  • Candied, powdered, or freshly grated - you can’t go wrong. Use ginger to add a little warm spice to your favorite cookies, cocoa, and more!

    If you have any concerns about what you should eat, remember to consult your physician!

    Want lactation-boosting recipes for yummy muffins, cookies, and smoothies? We have a Pinterest board for that! Follow our Milk-Boosting Food board on Pinterest and check out recipes we’ve highlighted! Hope to see you there!