I’ve compiled a list of 50 of the best, tried and tested, super tasty lactation boosting recipes for mamas who are looking for some lactation support.
Being a new mama is tough, and eating may be the last thing on your mind as you adjust to caring for your new baby but it’s important that you nourish your body not only to support your postpartum recovery, but also so that you don’t ruin your milk supply!
All of these delicious recipes feature the best natural galactogogue ingredients such as oats, Brewer’s yeast, and flax seeds to help you maintain a healthy milk supply.
Maintaining a healthy milk supply is key to ensuring your baby’s nutritional needs are met.
Whether you’re looking for an increase or just general support of a healthy milk supply, you’ll be sure to find something in this list that will meet your snacking and lactating needs— no matter what you’re craving!
Before we dive into those 50 delicious lactation boosting recipes, here are my 3 top tips for ensuring a healthy milk supply.
- 1 Top 3 tips for a healthy milk supply
- 2 Feed baby on-demand
- 3 Empty your breasts
- 4 Drink your water & add galactagogues to your diet
- 5 50 Super Delicious Lactation Boosting Recipes For Nursing Moms
- 6 Lactation Cookie Recipes
- 7 Lactation Brownie Recipes
- 8 Lactation Muffin Recipes
- 9 Lactation Smoothie Recipes
- 10 Lactation Breakfast Foods
Top 3 tips for a healthy milk supply
Feed baby on-demand
Feeding your baby on a schedule is one of the most common mistakes new moms make that destroy their milk supply. If you want to establish a healthy milk supply, you need to feed your baby on demand!
Your milk production and supply are highly dependent upon how much milk your baby actually needs and gets.
Feeding-on-demand does take some preparation and getting used to because babies do do nurse very frequently especially as newborns (think 8-12+ times per DAY).
Note: I was so not prepare for this with my first baby…in fact, it’s one of the things that totally shocked me as a new breastfeeding mama.
For a healthy supply, feed your baby as soon as you recognize the first signs of hunger. Your body logs all of these signs and will adjust your supply accordingly to meet baby’s needs.
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Empty your breasts
Make sure your breast are fully empty. Your milk production and supply are highly dependent upon how much milk your baby actually needs and gets.
Not emptying the breast you are feeding from can cause a drop in your milk supply.
I would highly encourage using a lactation massager during each nursing session to not only improve your milk flow and clear up clogged ducts, but to help fully empty your breasts.
If you’re dealing with a breast milk oversupply issue (like me) and are wanting to lower your milk production, the method I described above may not be suitable for you. Make sure you speak to a Certified Lactation Consultant.
Drink your water & add galactagogues to your diet
You should be drinking at least half your body weight (lbs) in ounces. So if you weigh 150lbs, aim for drinking 75oz. of water daily.
If this seems like a lot, this giant water bottle makes it super easy…Plus breastfeeding does tend to make you makes you VERY THIRSTY so you should have no issues getting your all your water in.
Aside from H20, having a galactogue rich diet can help improve your milk supply. Below are 50 of the best lactation boosting recipes to help give you a healthy milk supply supply!
50 Super Delicious Lactation Boosting Recipes For Nursing Moms
Lactation Cookie Recipes
If you’re like me and can eat a batch of cookies day after day, you’ll love these lactation boosting recipes featuring some of the best cookie recipes to turn you into a milk making machine!
Dark Chocolate Lactation Cookies from How Sweet Eats
Easy Oatmeal Pudding Lactation Cookies from Milkology
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies from I Can Cook That
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies from Thrifty Nifty Mom
Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms from It’s a Mother Thing
Carrot Cake Lactation Breakfast Cookies from A Healthy Slice Of Life
Oatmeal Raisin lactation cookies from The Best Ideas For Kids
Oatmeal Chocolate Lactation Cookies from Bunsen Burner Bakery
Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Lactation Bites from Milkology
Date & Oat Lactation Energy Bites from Detoxinista
Cranberry & White Chocolate Lactation Cookies from Mums With Bubs
Chocolate Chip Toffee Lactation Cookies from Mama Loves Food
Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Lactation Cookies from Ambitious Cookies
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies from The Toasted Pinenut
Apple Pie Lactation Cookies from Love Our Littles
M&M No-Bake Lactation Bites from Exclusive Pumping
Lactation Brownie Recipes
Grab you a glass of milk and enjoy these lactation boosting recipes featuring some of the gooiest and most chocolatey-boobie loving brownie recipes.
Lactation Muffin Recipes
Irresistible Pumpkin Spice Lactation Muffins from Love Our Littles
Banana Oat Mufins Lactation Muffins (without Brewer’s yeast) from Love & Other Spices
Blueberry Oatmeal Lactation Muffins from What MJ Loves
5-Ingredient Pumpkin Lactation Muffins from Milkology
Chocolate Chip Lactation Muffins from Exclusive Pumping
Banana Chip Lactation Muffins from Amanda Fontenot
Lactation Smoothie Recipes
Summer is right around the corner! The following lactation boosting recipes feature some of the best refreshing and delicious lactation smoothies to help boost milk supply.
Strawberry Banana Lactation Smoothie from Exclusively Pumping
Delicious Blueberry Based Lactation Smoothie (that isn’t fattening) from Bun Maternity
Chocolate Lactation Smoothie from Making Of Mom
Peanut Butter Apple Pie Lactation Smoothie from We’re Parents
Papaya Boobie Smoothie from Jillian Harris
Pumpkin Spice Lactation Smoothie from Mama Thrive Wellness Co.
Mango Madness Lactation Smoothie from Vigor It Out
Superfood Lactation Smoothie From Damy Health
Carrot Cake Vegan Lactation Smoothie from Abbey’s Kitchen
Tropical Pink Lactation Smoothie from Joyful Messes
Green Lactation Smoothie from Detoxinista
The Perfect Green Lactation Smoothie From The Postpartum Cure
Quick Results Lactation Smoothie from Swaddles N’ Bottles
Banana Oat Lactation Smoothie from Pregnant Mama Baby Life
Coconut, Banana, and Oat Lactation Smoothie from Healthy Mummy
The Best Lactation Smoothie from Breast Pump Expert
Chocolate & Banana Boobie Smoothie from Stay At Home Mum
Lactation Breakfast Foods
Need I say more?
Blueberry Lemon Lactation Pancakes from Hunger Thirst Play
Triple Berry Lactation Waffles from Bucket List Tummy
Lactation Pancake Bites from The Lactation Nutritionist
Lactation Boosting Oatmeal Pancakes from Freshly Moms
Overnight Brownie Batter Chocolate Oats from The Little Nest
Lactation Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips from Exclusive Pumping
Overnight Peanut Butter and Honey Lactation Oats from Swaddles N’ Bottles
Blueberry Brown Sugar Overnight Lactation Oats from Thyme and Joy