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TIPS TO BOOST YOUR MILK SUPPLY // LACTATION COOKIES + BOOBIE SMOOTHIE RECIPE

December 1, 2016

By December 1, 2016parenting
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Nursing has been a struggle. I assumed I’d be able to nurse Hazel for a year because that’s what I wanted to do and women are built for nursing. But apparently, not all women are built for nursing. Ha! It was hard for me to accept the fact that I wasn’t producing enough, but now I’m really proud I’ve made it to two months, and I’m hoping I can make it even longer. At Hazel’s two week appointment, she wasn’t back to her birth weight so we had to go back in for a weight check at three weeks. From the two week appointment to the three week appointment, Hazel had gained less than an ounce (most babies gain between a half an ounce and an ounce a day), so obviously my milk supply wasn’t what it needed to be. I met with a lactation specialist and have been doing everything I can to increase my supply. It used to take me pumping five times in a day just to get a half an ounce, but now I get one ounce each time I pump. Although I’m still having to supplement with formula to keep up with the amount Hazel needs to eat, I’ve seen a big increase in my milk supply so I thought I’d share some of the things that I have seen great results with.

1. Drink lots of water: you won’t produce milk if you’re dehydrated.

2. Eat: the Boobie Smoothie and Lactation Cookies (recipes below) are yummy and easy to eat with you’re holding a baby. They include oats, brewers yeast, nuts, flaxseed, and other ingredients that help with milk supply

3. Prenatal Vitamins: They’re not just for during pregnancy.

4. Fenugreek: an herb (in the form of a pill) that has been know to increase milk supply.

5. Pump: The more you demand, the more you will make. I have to pump five times a day to keep my milk supply up enough, but most people only need to pump a couple times a day to see result.

6. De-stress: Take a hot bath/shower or do whatever you find relaxing.

 

BOOBIE SMOOTHIE:

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 banana

1/2 cup oats

2 tbs ground flax seed

3 tbs peanut butter

2 tbs coco powder

Ice cubes

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth. You can adjust the amounts of each ingredients to suit your taste buds. I like to add a little extra coco powder 🙂

 

LACTATION COOKIES:

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cup old fashion oatmeal

1tsp salt

3/4 cup pumpkin puree (plain)

1/2 coconut oil or butter softened (I use coconut oil)

1 cup ground flaxseed

3 tbsp brewer’s yeast

1/3 cup water

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 large egg and 2 egg whites

12 oz. chocolate chips

handful of chopped walnuts

1 tsp baking soda

1 scoop protein powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and all wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix everything together. Add in nuts and chocolate chips. Scoop spoonfuls onto a grease baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

 

If you have any other tips for increasing milk supply, please let me know 🙂

XO, Kacie

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