Breastfeeding is hard work! Check out these 15 Lactation Recipes to ensure you are getting enough healthy calories to help with breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding, especially your first time, can be a very intimidating. For starters, your body just went through a very traumatic experience. You are sore, tired, and very emotional. Add to that, you now have this very tiny human that didn’t come with an instruction manual and you aren’t quite sure what to do. Breastfeeding is a great place to start.
Breastfeeding a newborn is a very natural instinct that mothers have. You naturally want to place baby to your breast immediately after being born. Also, babies intuitively root around until they get to the breast after being born. It’s one of the most natural biological practices you can ever feel or witness.
For almost all mothers though, breastfeeding isn’t easy. We question our bodies. Are we producing enough? Is baby transferring enough? There are so many breastfeeding myths out there that set us up for failure. I’m here to tell you to stop doing that. Trust your body!
Do Lactation Recipes Work?
Now, for a variety of reasons you may be interested in trying out some lactation recipes. I would encourage you if you truly think you have a lactation issue to first seek out a lactation consultant (not a pediatrician or a general physician).
For many mothers, adding lactation recipes into their diets work to help with caloric intake and consuming lactation foods that are known to produce more milk. However, it’s important to know whether there’s a true medical reason or if you just need a diet change. Some women prefer to eat more lactation recipes on days that they know their kids are going through a leap or if the month is getting her menstrual cycle.
The short answer is yes, lactation recipes will work to increase supply. The longer answer has to deal with it’s more of a healthy, fattier caloric intake that is causing the boost rather than specific ingredients.
What Ingredients Should I Have for Lactation Recipes?
There are so many lactation increasing ingredients around that you may not even realize it. However, I would definitely recommend that you keep ground flax seed, brewer’s yeast, and old fashioned oats on hand ahead of time. Most of the lactation boosting foods recipes that we share here contain those three things the most. Because of this you don’t want to get caught off guard, ready to make the recipe and then not be able to because you’re missing simple ingredient.
I Don’t Have Time to Make Lactation Recipes? Now what?
Good new! You don’t technically have too make your own lactation foods. I would highly recommend that you at least try one (or all of them) at some point in your nursing journey. There’s just something about being able to make your own recipes with your own ingredients and the ability to control the contents of the lactation recipes.
The good news is that you don’t technically have to make them yourself. If you are short on time or battling postpartum depression, you may just literally not be up to it.
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Delicious Lactation Foods Recipes
Whether you are looking for a lactation cookies recipe or a lactation smoothie recipe, or even milkshake, we have you covered. Our list includes some of the best lactation recipes on the internet. We are sure that you will find one (or 15) that you absolutely love!
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*This post was originally published on 3/20/2015