When You Need a Boost: 5 Recipes to Increase Lactation

Breastfeeding is hard work. Between late-night feedings, getting used to bonding with your newborn and finding a schedule, the last thing you need is a low milk supply. If you’re suffering from low milk supply, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It affects many breastfeeding moms, but the good news is that it’s easy to increase lactation — options like power-pumping, adjusting your schedule or supplementing with foods will all help you boost that milk supply.

One of the best and most natural ways to boost your supply is by supplementing your diet. Did you know that a number of common foods can actually really help to increase lactation? Try adding these into your diet as often as possible for a power-packed meal.

  • Oatmeal
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Fenugreek
  • Apricots

Need some ideas? Here are five of our favorite delicious snacks to help give you a boost!

1. Pumpkin Spice Lactation Cookies

We love pumpkin spice everything, but these cookies from Premeditated Leftovers are too good.



2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Lactation Boosting Milkshake

We’re drooling just looking at this delicious milkshake from We’re Parents.



3. Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bars

These bars from The Healthy Maven are the perfect grab and go breakfast.



4. Postpartum Purple Protein Shake

This fun smoothie from Joyful Messes will be a lactation-boosting fave.



5. No Bake Lactation Protein Bars

You had us at no-bake! A huge thank you to We’re Parents for the world’s easiest recipe.

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