5 Breakfast Recipes For Lactation
Breakfast provides the energy breastfeeding mums need to get up and going and adding in foods that help with lactation keeps supply up, naturally.
Now I don't know about you but breastfeeding makes me hungry. Like, really really hungry. All the time, but especially in the morning. When I was child-free, all I would have for breakfast every morning was a cup of coffee.
But now that I'm breastfeeding, I've converted to the belief that breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. It gives me the energy to get up and going and adding in foods that help with lactation keeps my supply up, naturally.
Let me share my breakfast with you, along with some other delicious breakfast recipes from other mums that will satisfy your appetite first thing in the morning, and increase lactation throughout the day.
I start everyday with rolled oats and a combination of flaxseed, chia seeds, black sesame seeds, shaved coconut, coconut oil, cinnamon and cocoa powder. I'll throw in some fruit that I have handy, sunflower or pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate chips.
You can use any milk you like. Rolled oats, flaxseed and coconut help with lactation, adding in fruits provides some vitamins and the chocolate makes everything extra decadent. This recipe makes breakfast my favourite meal of the day!
Flaxseed is a power ingredient that's well known for its milk-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Pickles & Honey created this vegan flaxseed porridge topped with banana, blueberry and walnuts for sweetness and crunch. The ingredients are minimal and preparation is super easy!
Do you love drinking your breakfast? Smoothies are fast and easy to prepare and you can literally feel the nutrients flowing through your body as you gulp it down. Try Lauren McBride's strawberry banana lactation smoothie. It is high in protein and will get your body ready to make some awesome milk for your little one.
A cake in a cookie? For breakfast? Some dreams do come true! These hearty and tasty carrot cake lactation breakfast cookies by A Healthy Slice Of Life are a nursing mum's best friend.
It's got brewer's yeast and rolled oats which are milk boosters plus the nutritious goodness of carrots, raisins, nuts and coconut oil. Also perfect when you're short on time and need breakfast on-the-go!