We’ve heard time and time again that breastfeeding your baby is one of the best things you can do. While many women plan on breastfeeding their newborns initially, it is very common for new mothers to get discouraged trying to breastfeed because of low milk supply.
If you’re looking to enhance your breast milk production while boosting your overall nutrition, we’ve come up with the ultimate lactation smoothie recipe to help you kickstart your breastfeeding journey.
Why This Works
Almond Milk & Almond Butter: Whether you eat almonds raw or use almond milk or almond butter, all three options give nursing mothers a boost in protein, calcium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids, all which can help in the increase of breast milk production.
Oats: In addition to giving you an energy boost thanks to its B vitamins, eating oats can help increase the flow of lactation because they contain saponins, beta-glucans, and plant estrogens, all of which have positive effects on the hormones responsible for lactation.
Banana: While breastfeeding, potassium is needed in the body to keep your electrolytes balanced. The vitamin C and energy boost your body receives from consuming bananas is a great way to keep you up and about throughout the day.
Spinach: Leafy greens darker in color are packed with nutrients, the important breastfeeding nutrients being iron and calcium. Spinach also contains phytoestrogens to help strengthen your body’s milk supply.
Coconut Oil: High amounts of lauric acid that protect your newborn’s immune system are found in coconut oil. Mothers who consume coconut oil while nursing are said to have breast milk that is ample in nutrients and antimicrobials.
Chia Seed: Chia seeds are considered a superfood for breastfeeding mothers. Chia seeds can boost your breast milk supply naturally and is a great source of calcium, fiber, fatty acids, and more.
Flaxseed: The oils in flaxseeds contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that is semi-converted into fatty acids, along with phytoestrogens that can impact the milk supply of breastfeeding moms.
Majka Nourishing Lactation Powder: All Majka products are chock-full of nutritional health benefits, but the custom lactation blend in the Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder is what can help those who are struggling with low breast milk production. Fenugreek, organic ginger root, turmeric root extract, and other natural ingredients found in Majka’s scientifically formulated lactation blend can have positive effects on breast milk supply.
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