Breastfeeding mommies! Are you getting to or already on the stage where you tell yourself, “I am officially running out of milk.” Has your infant milked you dry but still want more? Are you wishing your breastfeeding season to be over soon?
That is perfectly normal. There will be times when you just feel as dry as the Sahara desert and still want to give your child more.
All breastfeeding moms need to do is trigger the milk production!
Aside from breast pumping and feeding, eating the right food can actually hasten the momma milk production. According to researchers, a healthy diet and hydration will help moms with lactation issues. Now, don’t get fazed with the “healthy diet” bit. You’re probably thinking you have to give up your fave desserts and comfort foods. Not necessarily.
You’d be amazed that this list will not tell you that at all!
1Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
If you’ve had Brewer’s Yeast, you’d know how potent it can taste. This recipe completely masks that yeasty taste. Get the recipe from FAB Haute Mama.
2Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Super healthy and packed with chia seeds, flaxseeds and sweetened with honey and applesauce! Try this delectably moist muffin recipe from Love&Zest.
3Oatmeal Banana Smoothie
The same kitchen the brought us the blueberry oatmeal muffins, this cooking momma has definitely thought of the hot summer days. Cool of with this healthy all-time-favorite fruit smoothie!
Keep ’em coming FAB Haute Mama!
4Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Choco, peanut butter and banana have always been a classic combination. Combined with flaxseed and oats, this “sinful” smoothie is perfectly healthy for lactation issues without saying no to its awesome taste!
Get the full recipe from We’re Parents Blog.
5No-Bake Chocolate Cookies
No oven? Not a problem. These no-bake cookies are easy to make and packed with ingredients to help mommies’ lactation. Check out the Herbal Healing Mama for the recipe!
6Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
A family favorite made especially for moms! Visit Simplistically Living for the full recipe!
7Overnight Oatmeal Milk Boosters
Six awesome flavors to choose from! Perfect for the cooling off healthily on hot days and at the same time, get your sweet fix.
Get the full recipe from The Yummy Life.
8Apple Pie Muffins
Apple pie is known to be one of the most popular holiday desserts. And, it’s full of sugar and calories! Well, good news for mommies who are watching their calorie intake. These lactation muffins are gluten-free and vegan!
Check out Suburban Hippie Homestead for the recipe.
9Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip with Butterscotch Cookies
Oats, Brewer’s yeast and butterscotch make this classic cookie recipe extra special! Get the awesome recipe from The Baker Chick!
10Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Strawberry is love! Make your drink healthier by sweetening it with agave syrup or honey! Full recipe brought to you by Yummy Healthy Easy.
11Berry Nutty Granola
For those fit junky moms out there, this is perfect for you! Enjoy your granola with berries, nuts, brewer’s yeast and honey! Sure to help you with your lactation!
Get the full recipe from Full Belly Sisters.
12Chocolate Chip and Toffee Cookies
I have never heard of Oat Flour but apparently, you can make it yourself. These toffee cookies go well with a warm cup of soy or skimmed milk.
Get the full recipe from mamalovesfood.com.
13Bacon Cheddar Lactation Muffins
Who doesn’t love bacon, right? To think that you can incorporate bacon goodness into lactation muffins is music to my ears!
Recipe by Natural Parents Network.
14No-Bake Protein Bars
Chewy, chunky and downright delicious! Get the recipe from We’re Parents!
15M&M Lactation Cookies
Mmmmmm. M&Ms are heavenly eaten by itself. How much more if you put them in your cookies?! Full recipe from Steel Cut Oats.
16Rocky Road Brownies
Your favorite ice cream now becomes you favorite baked dessert! Chewy and chocolatey goodness for breastfeeding moms!
Check out the full recipe at Mama’s Heels!
17No-Bake Almond Cookies
Raw almonds and chocolate? Classic combo! Recipe here at Small+Friendly!
18Breakfast Granola Bars
Nothing like starting your day right with a healthy breakfast loaded with oats, flaxseed, honey and nuts! Recipe from Daily Mom.
Different flavors and so many to choose from! Good thing about this is, they’re so easy to make! Get the recipes from Bless This Mess.
20Fresh Green Smoothie
Loaded with almond milk, dates, spinach and strawberries, this green concoction will be nothing short of refreshing and energizing. Full recipe by Detoxinista.
21Coconut Latte Overnight Oats
Coconut milk and two shots of espresso will have you raring to go for the day! Get this awesome recipe from Table for Two.
22Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
I’m not a really big fan of strawberries per say but, I do like them with greek yogurt. The almond milk in the recipe just makes me want to try this out even more!
Recipe from Eating Bird Food.
23Oatmeal Cream Pies
Tired of your usual oatmeal fix? Try this for a change! Oat cookies filled with sweetened cream. Oats are also good for lactation so why not hit two birds with one stone, right?
Check out One Sweet Appetite for the recipe.
24Blueberry Cinnamon Granola Bars
Granola bars really do help with breastmilk production. And why not? They’re packed with fiber! Full recipe by Today’s Parent.
25Chicken Barley Soup
Barley is a great helper when it comes to lactation and chicken is a great source of protein which helps breastfeeding mommies!
Recipe by Today’s Parent.
26Flank Steak and Asparagus Salad
Getting enough protein is a must for breastfeeding moms. This recipe also comes with eggs which will add to the daily protein intake and at the same time boost your zinc levels. In return, zinc will help lactation.
Recipe by Fit Pregnancy.
27Salmon Fillets with Pesto
Salmon, a rich source of protein, is also very high in Omega 3 which every growing baby needs. The recipe also requires numerous kinds of leafy greens which are guaranteed to boost milk production.
Full recipe by Mother & Baby.
28Salmon and Baby Spinach Salad
Baby spinach is very rich in calcium which consequently will help with mommy’s lactation. Another awesome recipe by Today’s Parent.
29Tofu and Spinach Stir-Fry
A dish perfectly balanced and rich in calcium and protein. Perfect for vegan breastfeeding moms! Recipe from Cooking NY Times.
30Chicken and Wheat Warm Salad
Wheat and oats are one of the best foods you can eat to help lactation. Chicken is a healthy source of protein as we all know. Recipe from Mother & Baby.
31Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach and Sausage
Super rich in calcium and topped with low-fat goat cheese. The healthy kind of mac ‘n cheese fave! Recipe from Fit Pregnancy!
32Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricot
Apricots and sweet potatoes increase prolactin. Prolactin is the ever helpful hormone that tells your body to produce milk.
Get the recipe from Today’s Parent.
33Oatmeal Meat Loaf Muffins
Oats. Need I say more? I love meatloaf so this is definitely on my list of must-try recipes!
Again, thank you, Today’s Parent!
Man. All these photos are making me drool! I might have to try some of these right after this!
Honestly, I don’t even care if I’m not breastfeeding. I just want to try these myself! What are you waiting for, mommies? Put your aprons on and let’s get cooking! Got any lactation recipes you’d like to share? Leave us a comment below!