Foods That Increase Milk Supply


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!

Drink Water, Stay Motivated!

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

Spices

    • Garlic
    • Ginger
    • Marjourim
    • Basil
    • Dill

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 đŸ™‚

Happy Breast Feeding!

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