Foods That Increase Milk Supply

by | Oct 5, 2015 | Breast Feeding |

Milk supply is the most common concern for new moms. Is my baby getting enough? Maybe my milk isn’t rich enough? Nutrition during breastfeeding is just as important as nutrition during pregnancy. A well balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables will help tremendously to keep up milk supply, but there are also several foods you can add to your diet that may help to increase it! Why not give it a try? You’ve got nothing to lose. Try sneaking some of these suggestions in through meals, smoothies, or snacks! There are lots of lists out there, but I’ve gathered many that appear on several of them! Feel free to post any creative ways to incorporate these foods, or other foods you’ve noticed that help, in the comments below.

Lactogenic Foods

  • Water Water Water! – I put hydration first on this list for a reason…

I even posted a picture…Very important!

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  • Oats
  • Fennel
  • Carrots (especially carrot seeds)
  • Beets
  • Legumes
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Raw Almonds, Cashews
  • Almond milk
  • Avocados

Spices

      • Garlic
      • Ginger
      • Marjourim
      • Basil
      • Dill
      • Barley Grass
      • Flax Seed & Flax Seed Oil (easy to add to smoothies, cookies, muffins. You can get it anywhere)
      • Brewers Yeast (throw it in a smoothie or baked goods! Somewhat strong flavor, I ordered mine on Amazon)
      • Fenugreek (also used in smoothies, very strong though so use sparingly!)
      • Non-alcoholic beer (about 4-6 oz.)
      • Lactation teas

I found this recipe for lactation cookies and loved them. They are delicious and I don’t think they’ll hurt! (Aside from the sugar and butter 🙂

Happy Breast Feeding!