Lactation Recipes for the Nursing Mama

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3 Lactation Recipes for the Nursing Mama

New to nursing? Welcome! It’s a wonderful world of baby bonding mixed with an inevitable worry about milk production. Yep, most moms are concerned; Am I making enough milk? So don’t worry…you’re not alone.

If you’re looking to give your milk production a yummy boost, try these three delicious recipes. Best part- each recipe includes specific ingredients proven to increase a mother’s milk supply. And if you seek validation your baby is consuming enough, click here to learn about the Momsense breastfeeding meter.

Note: items with an (*) indicate particular ingredients that boost lactation.

 

Vegan Apple Pie Lactation Muffins

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Gluten-free All-Purpose Flour

*1/2 cup Oats

*1/4 cup Ground Flax

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Salt

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

*1/2 cup Raisins or cranberries

1/4 cup Coconut Oil (melted)

1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup

1 1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce

1 tsp Vanilla

 

Instructions:

 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease your muffin tin. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients and raisins/cranberries. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients. Then, combine all ingredients, mix, and place in lined muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes about 12 muffins.

 

Lactation Banana Bread

Ingredients:

 

*2 Tblsp flax seed meal

4 Tblsp water

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 1/4 cup quick cut oats

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

4 Tblsp brewers yeast (sifted)

*1 tsp ground fenugreek

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter (softened)

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup mashed bananas (2-3 bananas)

2 Tblsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

*1/2 cup gently crushed walnuts

 

Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 10-inch loaf pan. Mix the flax seed meal and water in a small bowl and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients (except the nuts). Using a standard mixer on low speed, combine the butter, eggs, sugar, bananas and milk. Add the vanilla and flax mixture, and turn the speed to medium until adequately combined. Add the dry mixture into the banana mixture 1/3 at a time; then stir in the nuts. Scrape into your greased loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. Allow loaf to cool before eating.

 

No Bake Lactation Protein Bar

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup rolled oats

*1 cup almond butter

3/4 cup unsalted almonds, roughly chopped

*1/2 cup chopped walnuts

*1/2 cup pistachios, shelled

*1/2 cup sunflower seeds

*1/3 cup cashews, roughly chopped

1/3 cup raw honey

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

*1/3 cup ground flaxseed

*1/4 cup dried blueberries

*1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup de-bittered brewer’s yeast

Instructions:

 

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Line an 8×8 pan with wax paper, and place ingredients on top. Firmly press down with the back of a spoon. Place in freezer overnight. The next day, remove wax paper from pan and peel away from mixture. Cut in halves until you have a total of 16 bars. To preserve, place in a container or bag and keep in the freezer. Remove servings as needed 2-3 hours prior to consuming.

 

 

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