15+ Recipes that Boost Lactation for Breastfeeding Moms

Posted June 27, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts / 15 Comments

Breastfeeding your baby is very rewarding, but can be difficult. Despite our struggles, I look back fondly at my breastfeeding relationship with Baby H. Since we plan on having another child eventually, I know I will try to breastfeed again. While I breastfed, I made sure to add breastfeeding-friendly foods to my diet (such as steel cut oats, flaxseed, drink mother’s milk tea, add or cook with brewer’s yeast, and take a fenugreek supplement) to help my supply.  Since my post about my overnight oatmeal for lactation continues to be such a hit, I thought I would find other wonderful recipe ideas for foods that help boost breastmilk supply. This roundup will help me in the future, and can help some of my readers now. Enjoy!

Recipes that Boost Lactation for Breastfeeding Moms

Recipes that boost lactation to help increase breastmilk supply

Desserts and snacks that boost lactation

Make these yummy looking fenugreek lactation bites to help increase your milk supply. From Handmade in the Heartland.

I love the idea of a baby shower gift of lactation cookie mix in a jar.  Bake when ready. From One Part Sunshine.

You can even make lactation brownies. Yum! From Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog.

But you really can’t go wrong with homemade chocolate chip lactation cookies, can you? From Third Stop on the Right.

Drink to a boost in milk supply

Try the ultimate lactation smoothie, because smoothies are always awesome. From Feed Me Mama.

There’s also another boosting breastmilk smoothie recipe. From Cassadiva.

Have you heard of leaky lactation lemonade? When life hands you lemons, right? From The Leaky Boob.

Check out this banana and cinnamon lactation smoothie. From Sarah Lampley.

How about a lactation boosting milkshake? From We’re Parents.

While you’re at it, make sure you’re consuming your green veggies in this green smoothie. From Much Most Darling.

Start your day with a good breakfast to help your breastmilk supply

Don’t forget to check out this recipe for overnight oatmeal for lactation, from me.

How about a quick no-bake lactation protein bar, which would make a great breakfast. Or these lactation energy bites. Also no-bake and use the power of the fridge. From We’re Parents.


If you have an original recipe post for a lactation-boosting dish, feel free to add it to the linky. If the linky is already closed, just send me the link and I’ll be glad to include it!

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15 responses to “15+ Recipes that Boost Lactation for Breastfeeding Moms

  1. What a seriously great resource! I remember reading about your breastfeeding journey, I agree that it is seriously rewarding while also being a challenge. I only breastfed Lorelai for three months because I was transitioning to a new job, but I really enjoyed the time I was able to do it. If I could do it again, I would have found a way to do it longer!

    • I hope it helps others 🙂 Yea I feel like by the time we got the hang of breastfeeding, I had to return to work and pumping just wasn’t cutting it or helping my supply. I’m with you that if I could have had a chance to do it longer, and full time, I would have loved that chance. Maybe things will be different next time heh.

  2. That cookie mix in a jar is really an awesome baby shower or new mommy gift! I’m going to have to remember that! I also love smoothies for new moms, you need foods that you can eat with just one hand after all! 🙂 Great post! 🙂

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