Favorite Lactation Snack Recipes for Boosting Milk Supply

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Are you a nursing mom looking for scrumptious and healthy breastfeeding snacks to keep you energized all day? I’ve got you covered! While breastfeeding 5 babies over a combined 8 1/2 years, I developed lactation snack recipes especially to encourage lactation and improve general nutrition. These lactation recipes find the ideal balance between flavor and nutrition, eliminating the need to choose between the two.

While store bought snacks for breastfeeding are very convenient, making your own DIY lactation snacks allows you to be able to better control ingredients so that you can avoid unwanted ingredients and really optimize for health and milk supply.

This list includes a variety of delicious lactation cookies packed with galactagogues, healthy energy bites bursting with necessary nutrients, as well as lactation muffins, and other unique breastfeeding snack recipes you must try.

Not only will these lactation snacks satisfy your cravings, but the simple ingredients will also help supply you with the nutrition needed to produce breast milk.

These lactation snacks are:

Get ready to add some new snacks for milk supply to your breastfeeding diet plan that will satisfy your cravings, and keep you full between meals so that you can keep up with that new baby.

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Lactation snacks recipes for breastfeeding moms including lactation banana bread, lactation muffins and lactation cookies.

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Homemade Lactation Snacks Recipes

After lots of experimenting with combinations of the best breastfeeding foods, I created these homemade lactation snacks. Aim to eat lactation snacks daily in between meals. This will help to keep your milk supply up.

Just be sure to follow these breastfeeding diet tips too so that you make sure you are eating the right way for milk supply and postpartum healing.

A few of the featured lactation foods are:

You can get all the recipes included here, plus a few more in this Homemade Lactation Snacks Recipe Ebook available for immediate download. It’s a favorite among our readers!

Now for the BEST lactation snack recipes!

1- Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

These oatmeal cookies for nursing mothers are a delicious and healthy combination of flavor and purpose. These cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth while promoting your milk supply because they are loaded with galactagogues like oats and flaxseeds.

Learn more about lactation cookies and how to make them a good snack for breastfeeding.

The natural ingredients, which include coconut oil, supply necessary healthy fats, and the hint of cinnamon gives each bite a wonderful warmth. Not only are these lactation cookies delicious, but they also provide important nutrients.

Flaxseeds give omega-3 fatty acids, whilst the wholegrain of oats provides fiber, iron, and manganese. These cookies are a nutritional treat that contain some sugar, but not as much as the average lactation cookie recipes you come across.

These oatmeal lactation cookies go really well with lactation teas like Mother’s Milk. You may want to share a batch with other nursing mothers or keep them all to yourself. 😊

2- Lactation Banana Bread

Enjoy the wholesome taste of this Healthy Lactation Banana Bread, created especially for mothers who are nursing. This gluten-free and dairy-free bread makes the ideal snack or breakfast choice because of its great flavor combination with nutrients that support lactation.

With ingredients like ground flax, coconut oil, and coconut milk that are rich in nutrients, it not only promotes a healthy breast milk supply but also gives nursing moms the nutrition they need. This recipe uses Majka’s Lactation Booster, a potent combination of lactation-boosting superfoods that can be made into a breastfeeding drink or added to recipes.

This moist and delectable banana bread, which has the added bonus of dark chocolate chips, is a guilt-free treat that is good for you and the whole family. For a truly satisfying experience, pair it with nut butter and lactation tea.

3 – Banana Lactation Muffins

These Banana Lactation Muffins are a delightful snack that’s perfect for nursing moms seeking to produce enough milk. This simple, yummy recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free, making it a healthy choice for both you and your little one.

With overripe bananas, coconut oil, and coconut milk, these muffins boast natural lactation-boosting properties. The addition of Brewer’s yeast further enhances their benefits.

Unlike traditional lactation muffins, this recipe uses maple syrup as a refined sugar alternative, offering a lower sugar option without compromising on taste. You’ll love the soft texture, rich flavors, and healthy ingredients of these muffins. They are a great way to provide nourishment and support throughout your breastfeeding journey.

4- Green Smoothie

Revitalize your breastfeeding journey with this delectable Green Lactation Smoothie featuring the delightful combination of blueberries and mango. Specially crafted to support lactation, this nutritious and flavorful smoothie is a treat for both your taste buds and your energy levels.

Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like spinach, kale, and fruits, this smoothie offers essential vitamins and minerals that nursing moms need. The addition of lactation protein powder enhances it’s milk-boosting properties, while oat milk provides a dairy-free base.

You can easily whip it up in minutes in the blender, especially if you make it into a lactation smoothie freezer pack ahead of time. This smoothie is a filling and refreshing option for breakfast or a mid-day quick snack.

Check out a full list of milk-boosting lactation smoothie recipes here!

5- Blueberry Lactation Muffins

These Banana Blueberry Lactation Muffins are a delightful snack that supports lactation while satisfying your taste buds. They include mashed ripe bananas, fresh blueberries, and galactagogues like ground flax and coconut. I find these muffins are a perfect blend of flavor and nourishment, that will also keep your immune system healthy.

The addition of coconut milk and coconut oil offers healthy fats that aid in breast milk production. Lower in sugar and gluten-free, they are a healthier alternative to classic blueberry muffins.

These muffins for breastfeeding are a favorite healthy snack in the middle of the night to satisfy late-night cravings during nursing sessions because they are pretty filling.

6- Peanut Butter Lactation Cookies

Indulge in the delightful goodness of these Peanut Butter Lactation Cookies, a perfect lactation-supporting treat for breastfeeding moms. Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like peanut butter, oatmeal, and ground flax, these cookies provide a delicious and nourishing snack option.

They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free, catering to various dietary preferences and allergens while nursing. The combination of peanut butter and cacao powder is so yummy. You’d hardly guess the cookie dough is sweetened with natural maple syrup, reducing the glycemic load.

These soft and chewy cookies are a convenient and healthy option to boost your energy levels after nursing sessions.

Before trying these lactation cookies, be sure to read up on Chocolate While Breastfeeding, so that you can do it safely for you and your baby.

7- Apple Pie Lactation Energy Bites

Satisfy your snack cravings with these scrumptious No Bake Lactation Energy Bites! They help support lactation and keep you energized while breastfeeding. Bursting with milk-boosting ingredients like oatmeal, ground flax, and coconut, these delectable bites are hard to eat just one.

These lactation energy balls are gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free treats, sweetened naturally with dates. The apple pie spice flavor really makes these irresistible.

These freezer-friendly, no bake lactation energy bites are a must-have for busy breastfeeding moms. They are super easy to make and even easier to enjoy! These apple pie-infused delights are a great option to add to your list of lactation snacks for on the go.

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8 – Milk-Making Lactation Granola

Enjoy the nutritional taste of this delicious homemade breastfeeding snack, Milk Making Lactation Granola, which can increase milk supply. Oatmeal, ground flax, coconut, and chia seeds are among the components in this granola that support breast milk production.

It also offers a lovely combination of flavors and nutrients that is hard to stop munching on.

It is the ideal snack to satisfy your breastfeeding cravings because it’s low in sugar and packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like walnuts and shredded coconut.

This recipe makes a big batch so you can divide and store this granola for a quick and wholesome snack throughout the week. Eat it by the handful, on Greek yogurt, or with your preferred milk.

9- Healthy Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

These Healthy Lactation Cookies were one of the first lactation recipes I developed. I was looking for a lactation cookie that wasn’t loaded with sugar, dairy, and gluten, like most recipes out there. So I created this recipe to be a homemade breastfeeding snack that won’t sabotage your diet.

These cookies are packed with milk-boosting ingredients like oatmeal, ground flax, and shredded coconut. To keep them on the healthier side, they are sweetened with coconut sugar for a lower glycemic option.

Enjoy these chunky lactation cookies with dairy-free chocolate chips and walnuts for added antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

You can even make this into an easy lactation cookie mix so you can make cookies whenever the cravings hit.

Make sure to make a double batch of these to have them as your go-to snacks. You’re going to love ’em!

10- Pumpkin Lactation Cookies

It doesn’t have to be Fall to treat yourself to the yummy goodness of these Healthy Pumpkin Lactation Cookies!

This is a delectable lactation cookie recipe designed to boost milk supply that’s made with clean and nutritious ingredients. These lactation cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened with coconut sugar, making them a guilt-free indulgence for both mom and baby.

These cookies offer a nourishing blend of vitamins and minerals beneficial for breastfeeding moms. They are loaded with galactagogues like oatmeal, chia seeds, flax seeds, and pumpkin. Did you know pumpkin, with its rich vitamin content has been associated with boosting milk supply for nursing moms? Definitely give this one a try!

11- Pumpkin Lactation Bread

Healthy Pumpkin Lactation Bread is a gluten-free and dairy-free perfect snack for breastfeeding mothers. With reduced sugar and nutritious ingredients, this pumpkin lactation bread allows you to indulge in your favorite fall snack without compromising on your breastfeeding diet.

Sweetened with coconut sugar and made with coconut milk and oil, this bread is rich in healthy fats and galactagogues like pumpkin, oatmeal, and shredded coconut, known to boost milk supply and also keep the energy levels stabilized.

You’ll love the wonderful aroma of pumpkin spice as you bake this breastfeeding-friendly bread, a great snack to be included in the diet of new mamas.

12- Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are carefully created to be devoid of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, making them a healthy treat for nursing mothers. They are fortified with galactagogues including oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin, and coconut oil, which are known to boost milk production, and are sweetened with natural date fruit rather than processed sugar.

Pumpkin, which is rich in essential nutrients including Vitamins A, C, Iron, Folate, and Beta-carotene, has been linked to an increase in milk production in nursing women.

Enjoy this delicious baked snack, a great complement to your fall-inspired breastfeeding adventure, while indulging in the delicious aroma of pumpkin pie spice.

13- No Bake Chocolate Lactation Bars

This easy breastfeeding snack comes together fast in one bowl utilizing ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

What’s the best part? No turning on the oven, so a batch can be prepared quickly without heating up the house.

PLUS, these bars don’t include refined sugar, which makes them a much better option than most lactation snacks out there. They offer energy with the ideal balance of good fats and protein, making them a healthy solution for nursing mothers.

Nutrition benefits are provided by coconut oil, ground flax, walnuts, and shredded coconut, while protein-rich ingredients like peanut butter, ground flax, and chia seeds are included. These bars do a good job of supporting milk supply while also keeping you fuller for longer.

So what’s your Favorite Lactation Snack?

These lactation snack recipes are not only delicious and satisfying but also packed with nutritious ingredients to support your breastfeeding journey.

Whether you’re craving cookies, muffins, bars, or smoothies, there’s something for every nursing mom in this delightful roundup. Indulge guilt-free in these wholesome lactation treats, knowing that they are designed to boost milk supply and provide essential nutrients for both you and your little one while being mindful of breastfeeding foods to avoid for milk supply and weight loss.

So breastfeeding mama, what are you waiting for? Say goodbye to the dilemma of choosing what to snack on while breastfeeding because these healthy snacks strike the perfect balance for new moms.

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