My refluxy baby figured out pretty quickly that feeding hurt her so she started to snack feed. This put my milk supply in dire straights and I had to do a lot of work to get it going again. 7 months on we’re still going strong, a milestone I wasn’t sure I’d reach. So with all that said, I thought I’d share a few little recipes for some treats that will boost your supply and taste yummy!!
Lactation Balls (dairy free, gluten free, no bake)
1c GF oats
1/2c shredded coconut
1/2c protein powder or complan
2tbs flax meal
2tbs Brewers yeast
1/2c coconut oil (melted)
1/2c melted dark chocolate
3-4 tbs any type of nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew etc.)
2-3 tbs honey or maple syrup
Blitz in blender, taste and adjust moisture (adding more coconut oil, honey or nut butter) for flavour and consistency.
Shape into balls.
Roll in coconut or cocoa powder (optional).
Leave in fridge or freezer and thaw slightly before eating.
These are a tasty little sweet treat, they’re pretty healthy, and after eating these in the early afternoon I noticed that I was expressing more milk in the evening!!
The following is a recipe I used to make before baby and I tweaked so it was lactation boosting too..
Areta’s Lactation Cookies (Gluten free)
In a bowl add:
1c shredded coconut
1c chopped almonds (if I don’t have enough almonds I’ll top up the cup with sunflower seeds)
1c dark chocolate chips or chunks
2tbs Brewers yeast
2tbs Ground flaxseeds/linseeds
1x can condensed milk (I know!! So bad! But the cookies taste sooo goooooood with this in them)
Mix and drop heaped teaspoon sized blobs onto wax paper. Bake at 180 degrees for 15-20 mins.
These are a bit sticky and are really moreish so I keep them in the freezer to prevent me eating the whole batch in a day (and waking up the next morning with two bowling balls under my shirt. Heh)