As a breastfeeding mom, you should be proud to know you can provide all the nutrition your little one needs. It’s also great to know that many of the foods you consume daily are helping to support your breastfeeding goals and ensure ideal nutrition for your baby. So, check out these healthy recipes for breastfeeding moms and give them a try at home.
Breastmilk is packed with calcium, so it’s critical that you make sure you’re consuming enough low-fat dairy products to meet your and your little one’s needs. Low-fat dairy items are easy to incorporate into your daily breakfast. Have a whole grain cereal with milk, a breakfast smoothie or a delicious peach parfait.
Spinach Swiss Quiche
Eggs and leafy greens pack a major nutritional punch for breastfeeding moms. Eggs are one of the few natural sources of vitamin D and their protein provides long lasting energy for those busy days. Leafy greens like spinach are filled with vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C and iron. That’s an incredible amount of nutrients in a little green leaf. So, try combining these ingredients to make a tasty Spinach Swiss Quiche.
Salmon & Rice Salad
Salmon is packed with DHA, a nutrient that’s critical for your baby’s nervous system development. Although DHA is present in all breastmilk, DHA levels are higher in the breastmilk of moms who consume DHA rich foods regularly. So, how about this tasty Salmon & Rice Salad tonight for dinner?
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
Every mom deserves a little sweet treat, especially one that may help increase breastmilk supply. These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies are made with oatmeal, which many moms say helps to increase their breastmilk supply. Who has a taste for warm chocolate chip cookies? We thought so.
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