Did you know that certain foods may be able to help you make more breast milk? There are several veggies, leafy greens, herbs, and grains that, when added to your diet, can give your milk supply a boost when you need it most. As a new mom, it's hard to juggle a nursing schedule along with all of your normal everyday errands. It's not only important to keep your baby fed, but you also need to eat regularly in order to maintain your energy. This may mean grabbing a meal on the go. Thankfully this Subway order could increase your milk supply and keep your belly full when eating on the run.
The next time you're at Subway in the morning hours, be sure to pick up a spinach, cheese, and egg white breakfast sandwich on multigrain flatbread. According to Parents, low iron levels are associated with low milk supply, and spinach is a great source of iron. Additionally, Very Well noted that dark leafy greens such as spinach contain phytoestrogens that are believed to have a positive effect on breast milk production. Getting your breakfast sandwich on multigrain flatbread is another way that you can boost your milk supply. Subway's multigrain flatbread contains several lactogenic grains such as oats, flaxseed, and chia seeds. Romper reached out to Subway to determine whether or not they've received any testimonials from moms who've credited the breakfast sandwich with increasing their supply, but did not hear back at the time of publication.
According to Belly Belly, oats contain saponins, which have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and also impact the milk making hormones created by the pituitary gland. Oats also contain Beta-glucan, according to Very Well. This is a fiber that is believed to raise the body's levels of prolactin, the milk-making hormone.
Like leafy greens, Very Well noted that flaxseeds contain phytoestrogens that can increase breast milk production. Chia seeds, according to Momjunction, are a rich source of calcium, fatty oils, fiber, protein, vitamins, and anti-oxidants and also enhance your breast milk production.
So, the next time you are out and about with your little one and need to grab a bite, swing through your local Subway.