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I’ve made a list of yummy sweet treats that will increase your milk supply and support you in the journey of breastfeeding. Whether you just had your baby, or you’re an old pro like me, it’s essential to take care of your body and give your milk-makers what they need. Breastfeeding can be hard. It can be annoying, inconvenient, and sometimes the amount of milk you have is less than you need. Here are some fabulous treats that will help you boost your milk supply that are healthy, satisfying and sweet!
I love this mix because I can whip up a batch of cookies in no time, and I can bake them for a softer version. I really like barely cooked, almost raw cookies. Basically cookie dough. I have no guilt in eating the dough. (PS, have you seen the cookie dough ice cream cones circulating online?? I plan to try with this stuff when my new bag comes! Just scoop your cookie dough into a cone…why did I never think of this?) Okay, let’s get to the good stuff of why this mix is a great boost for your boobies. It has blessed thistle herb. This is the only kind of lactation cookie you will find with this, which is why I like this brand. I think they have a patent on it. Have you heard of the word, Galactagogue? Well, I just found out this word means anything or action that can increase breast milk. Interesting there’s a word for it! These cookies are considered a Glactagogue because they have almost everything that has been proven to increase your milk supply, all wrapped up in one delicious mix. You can’t go wrong with that, and it’s actually worked for me! If you are super concerned about increasing your milk supply, you can read the post I wrote where I combined all my sister and I’s tricks to increase our supply overnight. My sister had to pump and store for twin girls while working, so she had some great tips to add to the post! Get 10% off for being a reader on my blog!
I talk a lot about protein powder on this blog because I believe that as moms, its so hard to cook and eat to get all the nutrients we need. Then, to remember to take a multivitamin? I can’t. This protein powder in particular is super yummy, and you can whip it up with some peanut butter and banana for a shake that is so sweet and good! This protein powder is one of the few with brewers yeast, oats, flaxseed and fenugreek. Fenugreek is one of the best sources of milk production for me. I talk about it more in this post if you are looking for a good tea to drink. In the winter, the tea is a great way to go. Now that its summer, I don’t drink the tea as much, and I stick to smoothies and cookies. One thing I want to note on this, there are some chemicals that are normal to protein powders. They are binders and things that help create texture. If you are looking for a cleaner option, I wrote this post with my favorite clean protein powder for breastfeeding. But, that protein powder doesn’t have the milk-boosting ingredients like this one! So, if you really need to up your supply, and you want something that tastes like desert, go for this one. If you have a good supply and want to lose weight, check out the cleaner powder by IdealRaw!
Frozen Chocolate Banana with Sprinkles:
This is perfect for summer. You can follow this guide to make your frozen, chocolate-covered bananas, or grab these on Amazon. I don’t have time to make a whole lot of things, or clean up after making what I want, so its much easier for me to buy my treats. You can also put crushed nuts on your bananas, rather than sprinkles. Those are a bit healthier for you while nursing because nuts (if you aren’t allergic) are a great, nutrient-dense food. I mention trail mix in this post, where I give you the 4 best foods to add to your breastfeeding diet. Nuts are great for you! I don’t make these often because you can buy them so easily, but when I do, I like to put sprinkles on them (and everything else).
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries:
Sometimes all you need is something small and sweet. Well, get yourself some dark chocolate, melt it and cover your strawberries! Strawberries are super good for breastfeeding because they offer a large punch of antioxidants, as well as fiber and vitamins. I found a simple recipe here but the process is super simple. Just melt the chocolate with a little butter or coconut oil, dip and put in the fridge!
These are my favorite treats that help your milk supply because they are healthy, offer lots of vitamins and they satisfy your sweet tooth. Having a lot of sugar cravings? Make sure you read, The Real Reasons You’re Craving Sugar While Breastfeeding and What To Do About It
If you need more information on increasing your milk supply, as well as losing the baby weigh, check out all my postpartum posts or read one of these!