{ Breastfeeding mamas-Easy recipe to maximize your milk supply}

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This post is for all the breastfeeding mamas out there who are looking for an extra boost to their milk supply. I don’t guarantee it’ll work for you but it has really been making a difference for me and others who have recommended these products as well. 

In a previous post I talked about some postpartum favorites including the Mother’s Milk tea and Fenugreek supplements which I truley believe have been making a difference in my supply. To read that post click here.  I wanted to take my milk supply one step further and feel more confident that I’ll always have enough to feed my baby. I did some searching and came across two highly recommended products which other mamas swore by and I decided to give them a try. 

The first product is called Brewer’s Yeast Powder. I got mine off of Amazon. I like this one because it is completely natural, nothing added and it’s even suitable for vegetarians. I will admit this does have a little bit of a bitter taste but if it’s blended in with other flavorful foods you really won’t even notice it. 

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The second product I also added to my daily diet is ground flaxseed. I ordered this from Amazon marketplace as well. These flaxseeds are cold milled organic. They are rich in Omega-3 and Lignans (which I have no clue what that is lol)  and they contain 3g of fiber per serving. These do have to be refrigerated after opening so keep that in mind! This product does have a potent nutty flavor to it. At first I kind of hated it not going to lie, but then the more I kept eating it the more it started to actually taste pretty good and even kind of addicting! 

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Here is the super easy way I incorporate these two products into my daily diet: 

Lactation Oatmeal   

The best oatmeal to use would be steel cut or whole rolled oats. You can use whatever oatmeal you like but that’s just my recommendation! I actually found some instant steel cut oatmeal at Target last week and have to say they are delicious and so quick to make! 

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Knowing that the brewer’s yeast and the ground flaxseed have a potent taste, I opted for oats that had stronger flavor such as honey, peanut butter as well as maple & brown sugar. These flavors help conceal some of those other ingredients I will be adding into the oatmeal. 

So here is a breakdown of what you need:  

  • Oatmeal of your choice  
  • Milk of your choice (I personally like to use almond milk) 
  • 1 tsp of brewer’s yeast  
  • 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed  

That’s it! So easy!  

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A lot of people add brewer’s yeast and the flaxseed into smoothies. If you are a smoothie drinker that option might be more appealing to you. Personally smoothies are just not my thing. I always try to give them another chance but I just don’t think it’ll ever happen haha.  If you do opt for a smoothie option try making a green smoothie and adding some spinach to it. I read spinach helps with milk supply as well! 

Another quick and lazy way I try to get my servings in of this stuff is by sprinkling a little bit into my almond chocolate milk! The flaxseed makes it a little bit nutty flavored but somehow it’s actually pretty good in a very strange way. You do have to be careful with the brewer’s yeast however because it will turn things into a thicker consistency. Make sure you really stir it well so you aren't drinking clumps of this stuff- yuck! 

Hope this post was helpful to those mamas out there who are looking for a little bit of a boost whether you are exclusively pumping, breastfeeding, or both. I have personally noticed a difference by the next morning with my milk supply so hopefully this will work for you too. If you are looking for other ideas of recipes check out Pinterest there are plenty of other helpful tips you may find useful! 

 

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