Delicious, Breast Milk Increase Recipes: Boosting Your Supply

Here you can find the best ingredients to give you the best lactation boost

Breastfeeding is an amazing food! It offers crucial nutrients to your child that formula cannot provide, but not all moms are able to breastfeed. Some female bodies do not produce enough milk to adequately satiate a child, and breastfeeding can lead to problems like soreness and mastitis. Breastfeeding is even more wonderful when you can create delicious food to help boost your milk supply.

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Did you know certain positions are better for breastfeeding because they allow for better milk flow? Even changing the locale where you breastfeed to promote calmness in both you and your baby can improve your breastfeeding experience. 

Fortunately, there are many quick and easy-to-prepare recipes made with ingredients that may help improve your milk supply. Plus, these recipes are packed with nutrients you need as a breastfeeding parent.

Here are some tasty recipes that can help keep you energized and may give your milk supply a boost. I suggest you give them a try:

Eating Oatmeal to Increase Breast Milk

Oatmeal is considered a galactagogues, or a food that can naturally increase milk supply. This food is usually a pantry staple, is easy to make, and can be used in countless delicious recipes.

Oatmeal is also a good source of iron, which can naturally help replenish iron stores following childbirth. Low iron levels in breastfeeding mothers has been connected with decreased milk supply, so adding iron-rich foods to the diet can be a natural way to boost breastmilk.

If you are a breastfeeding mama looking for ways to naturally increase and support your breastmilk, you can simply add in a warm bowl of oatmeal to your diet each day. Here is a group of 12 delicious recipes for your total enjoyment.

1.Overnight lactation oats

Ummm, ummm, so delicious!

You will need:

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup sliced mixed fruits (raspberries, apple, mango, and kiwi)
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts and dried fruits
  • 1tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1tsp jaggery powder
  • ½ tbsp chia seeds

How to prepare: 

  1. Blend all the ingredients, transfer into a jar, and close the lid. Store the sealed jar in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. The next morning, open the jar, add a dash of milk and eat.
  3. You can add more seasonal fruits and different milk types to prepare healthy and tasty recipe variants.

2.Fruit, nut, lactation shake

You will need:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup papaya (chopped)
  • ½ cup mixed berries (chopped)
  • 1 banana (chopped)
  • 2tbsp fig and Medjool dates (finely chopped)
  • 1tbsp toasted nuts (chopped)
  • 1tsp seeds trail mix
  • 1tsp jaggery powder

How to prepare: 

  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend into a smooth-flowing, lump-free shake.
  2. Pour the shake into a glass and enjoy.
  3. You can add more seasonal fruits and dried fruits to this recipe to make its delicious variants.

Lactation-boosting recipes are foods and beverages that offer you umpteen nutrients. The consumption of these dishes, as part of a well-balanced diet, could aid in your postpartum recovery and improve your milk flow and supply. Besides, all these dishes and beverages are delicious and could help address your hunger pangs in a healthy way.

 3.Creamy golden milk smoothie

You will need:

  • 1 cup ripe banana (sliced)
  • 1 cup fresh carrot juice
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds (finely chopped)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper powder
  • Pinch of fresh nutmeg powder

How to prepare:

 4.Chicken quinoa casserole

You will need:

  • 1 cup chicken (cooked and shredded)
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • cream of chicken soup (condensed)
  • ½  cup bell pepper (diced)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ½ cup broccoli (chopped)
  • ½ cup mushroom (chopped)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1tsp chili powder

How to prepare: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190.5°C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. As the oil heats, put all the veggies into the pan and cook for about five to eight minutes until they turn tender.
  3. Once done, remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add cream of chicken soup, milk, cheese, Italian seasoning, and chili powder. Mix well.
  5. Stir in chicken, quinoa, and veggie mix. Pour the mixture into the casserole dishes and put them into the oven.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the casserole’s crust turns golden brown and the cheese bubbles.

5.Easy, Delicious, lactation muffin

You will need:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup walnuts (chopped)
  • ½ cup toasted almonds (chopped)
  • ¾ cup raisins (sliced)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1½ tbsp Brewer’s yeast
  • 1½ tbsp flaxseed powder
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1tsp salt

How to prepare:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (218.3°C). Grease a muffin tray and set aside.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix everything well using a spoon. Ensure the batter is smooth and not too thick or runny.
  3. Pour the batter into the muffin tray and bake for 12 to 13 minutes until they rise and their crust turns golden brown.
  4. Once done, remove the muffin tray from the oven set aside on the wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
  5. Enjoy these yummy muffins as an occasional snack during midday or early evening.

6.No-bake Crunchy lactation bites

You will need:

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • ½ cup Rice Krispies
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup flaxseed powder
  • ½ cup dried fruits
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • ⅔ cup jaggery powder
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1tbsp coconut oil

How to prepare:

You will need:

  • 4 cups homemade vegetable broth
  • 1 large can (28oz.) tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 white onion (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 cups seasonal vegetables (chopped)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano and thyme
  • 2 cups water

How to prepare:

You will need:

  • 2 multigrain bread slices
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1 (5oz.) can solid white tuna
  • 1 tomato (sliced)
  • 2tbsp Feta cheese
  • 2tbsp homemade avocado sauce
  • 1tbsp minced red onion
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

How to prepare: 

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix tuna, Feta cheese, Dijon mustard, avocado sauce, oregano, red onion, salt, and pepper with a fork. Set aside.
  2. Put a lettuce leaf on one bread slice and spread a thick layer of the tuna mixture onto it.
  3. Place two tomato slices over the layer and cover it with another lettuce leaf. Put another bread slice on lettuce and press it gently. The sandwich is ready.
  4. Relish this nutrient-rich sandwich in the breakfast with a fruit and nut shake, or eat it as a quick snack in the evening with a cup of low-sugar lemonade.

10. Healthy and hearty lactation cookies

You will need:

  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup brewers’ yeast
  • 2tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1tbsp wheat germ
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp salt

How to prepare: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176.6°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the flaxseed meal with water and let the mixture sit for five minutes.
  3. In another bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until you get a semi-creamy mix. Add egg yolks and vanilla bean paste, and beat well.
  4. Add the flaxseed mixture and stir everything together well. The flavor base is ready.
  5. In another bowl, mix wheat flour, cream of tartar, wheat germ, baking soda, salt, and yeast. Stir in this mixture to the flavor base until everything combines well.
  6. Add oats into the final mixture, and the cookie dough is ready.
  7. Dust your hands with some flour and begin rolling the cookie dough into plum-size balls. Place these balls onto the baking sheet with each piece at least two inches apart.
  8. Put the baking sheet into the oven and bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes until the cookies turn light brown and their edges are firm and golden.
  9. Once done, let the cookies cool down on a wire rack and later store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
  10. Enjoy these delightful healthy cookies with a cup of warm milk or green tea in snacks or whenever you crave a healthy snack.

11.Nursing omelet

You will need:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 red onion (peeled and chopped)
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • ¼ cup zucchini (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup cheddar (grated)
  • 4-5 olives (finely chopped)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

How to prepare: 

12. Pumpkin oatmeal lactation smoothie

You will need:

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1 apple (chopped)
  • ½ banana (sliced)
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1tbsp mixed nuts (chopped)
  • 3-4 blueberries (sliced, for garnish)

How to prepare:

  1. Put all ingredients, except nuts and berries, into a blender. Blend until you get a smooth, free-flowing, lump-free liquid.
  2. Pour into a glass, sprinkle chopped nuts, and garnish with blueberry
  3. You can add more seasonal fruits, such as mango and orange, to this recipe. Add one teaspoon of chia seeds and let the smoothie sit for at least an hour to relish a more sumptuous variant.

Bottom line

Deciding to boost your milk supply is one of the best things you can do to catapult your breastfeeding journey. I have provided 12 delicious recipes for you to enjoy. Let me know if you enjoyed any of them. You deserve something nice after breastfeeding your little star. Thank you for visiting and do come again. Please join my mailing list, like and comment if you like. This site has affiliate links which if you make a purchase I would receive a small commission of no extra cost to you. Below is one of the best smoothie blenders you can find to make those delicious drinks. Check it out below and consider making a purchase.

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Published by Marilyn Smith

Hello. My name is Marilyn Smith. I am a Health Specialist with specialized skills in Clinical Practical Nursing, and Midwife of thirty six years. I am also a certified Lactation and Grief Specialist. I am well qualified to assist in meeting your breastfeeding needs. Breastfeeding is indeed the best for your baby. Congratulations on making such a wonderful decision. Consider this your home as we learn about the joys and pains of pregnancy & breastfeeding

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