There is nothing like a warm soup to give you an energy boost when you're exhausted or under the weather. Feeling drained is something that is definitely not uncommon among nursing moms who are trying to increase their milk supply. Luckily there's a way to get both energy and make more milk in one delicious dish – soups that'll increase your milk supply.
There is a good chance you've never heard of them, but lactation soup recipes have been handed down for generation in East Asia. Galactagogues, or foods that promote breast milk production, such as seaweed, papaya, pig's feet, and fish, are staples ingredients in these soups. They are often given to mothers immediately after birth, and nursing mothers continue to drink these soups throughout their duration of breastfeeding.
These recipes aren't only for a nursing mom. They can be served with grains such as rice, barley, or quinoa and the entire family can enjoy a healthy meal. Don't be afraid if you haven't heard of some of the ingredients, most recipes will explain where to find them, or give you a more common ingredient that you can use as a substitute.
Check out these lactation soup recipes, that will help fill a nursing mom's belly and her boobs.