They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Who said that? Honestly, I have no idea. But, what I do know is that when I start my day without a good breakfast I feel terrible, snack on junk, and make questionable meal choices the rest of the day. So maybe "they" are on to something. As a nursing mom, it's especially important for you to have a nutritious start to the day. And, what if your breakfast could also help boost your milk supply? Moms all around the country have created lactation breakfast recipes that will help you start your day with a full tummy and keep your boobs full of milk all day long.
There are many foods and herbs that make breastfeeding easier, as they are considered galactagogues. These are substances that are thought to increase your milk supply. By incorporating more of these types of foods into your meals, you can naturally boost your breast milk production. This is especially helpful if your supply has lessened due to your baby's longer sleeping patterns or if you are supplementing with formula.
Here are some delicious breakfast recipes that will not only satisfy your appetite first thing in the morning, but increase your lactation throughout the day.
1. Oatmeal Stout Crockpot Coffee Cake
Cake for breakfast? Yes, please. The Leaky Boob has a delicious oatmeal stout coffee cake recipe that is a milk booster and is made in everyone's favorite kitchen appliance, the crock pot.
2. Iced Chocolate Sesame Almond Milk
Oat Mama's iced chocolate sesame almond milk is a perfect addition to your breakfast. This lactation boosting recipe is creamy and nutty, and you may be tempted to drink one with each meal.
3. Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Lactation Bars
Busy moms don't always have the time to prepare and eat a big breakfast. The Cocina Monologues' dark chocolate almond butter lactation bars are a healthy treat to eat on the go, and will give you tons of energy to keep up with your hungry little one.
4. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
It's that time of year when pumpkin spice takes over the world. But, unlike your favorite drink at the coffee house, you can have this pumpkin spice oatmeal by The Cocina Monologues for breakfast year-round.
5. Banana Chip Lactation Muffins
Muffins are another quick grab and go breakfast option. Dash of Evans has a super easy, super yummy recipe for banana chip lactation muffins that you will love and will help keep your milk flowing.
6. Carrot Cake Lactation Breakfast Cookies
Who doesn't love cookies for breakfast? These hearty and tasty carrot cake lactation breakfast cookies by A Healthy Slice Of Life are a nursing mom's best friend.
7. Strawberry Banana Lactation Smoothie
I'm a huge smoothie lover, and I am definitely planning to 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.
8. Banana Oat Pancakes
Rolled oats are great for lactation. These banana oat pancakes by Simply Delicious incorporate rolled oats into this easy and healthy breakfast treat.
9. Oat Flour Carrot Cake Muffins
These oat flour carrot cake muffins by Oatmeal With A Fork have tons of milk-boosting ingredients inside. As a bonus, they are both gluten-free and nut-free.
10. Doughy Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
Another gluten-free breakfast recipe by Oatmeal With A Fork is this doughy oatmeal breakfast bowl. There's something about the doughy texture of the rolled oats that really makes me want to eat this recipe right now. It's also vegan and takes only five minutes to prepare.
11. Flaxseed Porridge
Flaxseed is know for its milk-inducing and anti-inflammatory properties. Pickles & Honey created this vegan flaxseed porridge topped with fruits and nuts for sweetness and crunch.