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4 Lactation-Boosting Recipes for Breastfeeding Moms

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1. Pumpkin spice lactation smoothie

Autumn or not, this pumpkin lactation smoothie has all the flavor of a traditional pumpkin spice latte. Plus, it’s packed with nutritious ingredients, like pumpkin, which may naturally boost your milk supply.

Remember to choose dairy milk or milk substitutes that are fortified with vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium, and perhaps vitamin B-12 to support your breastfeeding needs. View the recipe.

2. No-bake lactation bites

These no-bake bites are perfect for a quick snack in between nursing sessions or when you’re on the go. They take only 10 minutes to put together, and they’re sure to satisfy your sweet cravings in a quick, healthy way. View the recipe.

 

3. Lactation overnight oats

Some breastfeeding parents swear by oatmeal for boosting their milk supply. This overnight oats recipe is made ahead of time — consider it a little gift for future you.

It’s also a highly versatile recipe, which is perfect for busy moms. Try adding nutrient-dense toppings like walnuts, fresh fruit, and chia seeds.

If you’re forgoing dairy for a milk substitute, be sure to choose a product that contains added vitamin D and calcium to best support your lactation. View the recipe.

4. Green lactation smoothie

When your hands are full taking care of your baby, you may need a quick source of calories. This green smoothie is an easy way to get your veggies in while breastfeeding.

Because it’s vegan, we recommend that you choose a fortified soy or nut milk as a base in order to meet lactation needs. View the recipe.

 

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