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:
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
- Brewer’s Yeast
- Nigella seeds (black cumin)
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
- 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
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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