After the birth of my beautiful twin boys, it’s been hectic and wonderful! I am grateful that I worked on my health and fitness which enabled me to have a smooth and safe birth. Now that I’m a busy mom of twins, it’s been a challenge to get my milk supply up! I have found that nutrition, and foods that are said to promote milk supply, have been a lifesaver. Below are a few of the foods that are known to help boost milk supply for some moms:

RECIPE TIME!

Now that I’m a busy mom of twins, it’s been a challenge to get my milk supply up! I have found that nutrition, and foods that are said to promote milk supply, have been a lifesaver. Below are a few of the foods that are known to help boost milk supply for some moms:

  • Sweet potato
  • Steel oats
  • Flaxseed
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Fennel
  • Nigella seeds (black cumin)
  • Tehini

I use many of these ingredients and make smoothies, cookies or loafs – my recent banana lactation loaf was delicious. I cut a slice in the morning, grill it and spread raw tahini over it – delish. If you have an angel of some kind that will bake for you, even better. I had to do it myself, but it’s worth it! It’s also great when you don’t have time to cook a meal and need something fast. Below is the awesome recipe – and for me personally it helped boost my supply.

Nicole's Bad Ass Lactation Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 3/4 c. spelt flour (I used half spelt – half teff flour). Plain flour is ok too
  • 1 1/4 c. steel cut oats
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp brewer’s yeast (sifted)
  • 1 tsp ground fenugreek*
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. butter (softened) or equivalent in coconut oil
  • 3 eggs (at room temp)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 medium bananas (I save old bananas, freeze them and use those)
  • 2 Tbsp milk or almond milk (no added sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Method

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place baking paper in a loaf tin.

Mix together the flax seed meal and water in a small bowl or cup and set aside.

Blend/Process the oats until it becomes a flour consistency.

Mix dry ingredients (not the walnuts)

On low speed, combine the butter/coconut oil, eggs, sugar, banana and milk. Add the vanilla and flax and turn up the speed to medium for about a minute.

Fold in remaining ingredients

Bake 50-60 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

 

*head to your local health food shop to source this, if they don’t have it, bake without.

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