Breastfeeding moms, do I have a treat for you! Check out this collection of amazing and delicious lactation recipes that include ingredients to boost lactation to help increase breastmilk supply!
Last Updated in 2022.
Breastfeeding your baby is very rewarding, but can be difficult. Despite our struggles, I look back fondly at my breastfeeding relationship with Baby H. While I breastfed, I made sure to add breastfeeding-friendly foods to my diet (such as 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 recipes for nursing mothers and lactation recipe ideas for foods that help boost breastmilk supply. This roundup helps answer the question “what to eat when breastfeeding” with some great ingredients and can hopefully help some of my readers now. Enjoy!
Lactation boosting recipes: Lactation Recipes to help increase breastmilk supply
A new mother’s diet is important for many reasons, but what she eats can also affect her ability to breastfeed. Some foods have properties that can help increase milk production, so if you’re looking to boost your lactation, try incorporating these recipes into your diet.
Oatmeal is a great choice for a lactation-boosting breakfast. It’s high in iron, which is essential for producing breast milk, and it also contains galactagogues, substances that promote lactation. Oats are also thought to increase prolactin levels, which is the hormone responsible for milk production. So if you see an oatmeal recipe for breast milk production that you like, give it a try!
Another excellent lactation-boosting food is fenugreek. This herb has been used for centuries to increase milk production and is one of the most well-known galactagogues.
Enjoy this list of amazing lactation recipes, such as lactation lemonade recipe, lactation brownies recipe, lactation drink recipes and more!
Desserts and snacks that boost lactation, including lactation bars recipes
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
Have you seen my lactation recipe for the power foods boobie smoothie? This lactation smoothie recipe is full of great power foods like beetroot!
There’s also another boosting breastmilk smoothie recipe. From Cassadiva.
Have you heard of this leaky lactation lemonade recipe? 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.
Here’s a great protein shake for breastfeeding moms from Vigor it Out
You can try this lactorade, which is lactation tea and Gatorade. Fun idea from Exclusive Pumping
Don’t forget that lactation tea (or mother’s milk tea) is a great remedy to help your breastmilk supply!
Start your day with a good breakfast to help your breastmilk supply
Don’t forget to check out this recipe for overnight oatmeal – lactation oatmeal recipe, 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 lactation 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!
If you want additional help with breastfeeding, this is an amazing breastfeeding course from Lactation Link.
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Tiffany Watts says
looks delicious and healthy 🙂
Angela K. Hill says
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.
Samantha @ Momma Wants Java says
I’m not breastfeeding right now, but these recipes look delicious anyway! 🙂 You’re awesome for rounding this up! 🙂
I’m kind of with you, some of these are just tasty with or without the power ingredients 🙂
Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi says
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! 🙂
Yes, true, you have to learn to eat one-handed so smoothies are helpful. I loved that cookie mix in a jar idea. So clever!
This is such a great round-up! I’m sure there will be tons of mamas out there thanking their lucky stars for these recipes!
Thanks Tori 🙂
Trishawna @mothersrule says
Very informative post. I plan on pumping more often so I will try these recipies. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Trishawna! Best of luck with the pumping 🙂
Healing Mama says
I’m going to try the smoothie recipes and then I gotta try the lemonade recipe! Thank you so much for sharing such a helpful resource!
Enjoy them Nikki 🙂