Building the ideal Thanksgiving plate is like an art form for my husband. There is a way to place each side so that it has optimal juxtaposition to the turkey — the main event — and certain things have to be arranged just so before he can say to me 100 times, "Look at this — perfect, right?" It seems silly, but the truth is there are some cues that you can take from my husband if you are breastfeeding and seeking to build the perfect Thanksgiving plate to increase milk supply. Because why not use breastfeeding as a reason for packing in all of the things?
Whether it's recipes with milk-boosting garlic, citrus, and fennel in their ingredients or desserts that are safe to call "healthy" because they have oats and those are necessary for breastfeeding, then this list has you covered come Thanksgiving day. Plus, if you are anything like I was when I was breastfeeding, then chances are likely nursing is making you hungry all the d*mn time. So Thanksgiving seems like the perfect opportunity to stock up on the things your hardworking body is craving. And, yes, seconds are definitely in order. After all, it's for the sake of your baby.