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Enhancing your milk supply while Breastfeeding

Since it’s my second time breastfeeding and I’ve been producing a ton of milk (think the Niagara falls of breastmilk), I wanted to share exactly what has helped me keep up my storage supply. All while trying my best not to upset the baby’s stomach! The way I eat while breastfeeding doesn’t differ that much from how I eat regularly. I just plain and simple eat a shit ton more and much more often.

One thing to note… Aaaavoid bitter greens and a lot of cruciferous veg in the first 6 weeks, then slowly start to add them in. It’s all trial and error…no one loves broccoli and kale (insert crazy baby gas) more than me but I avoid these foods for the first month then slowly start to add them in one by one to strengthen her stomach to handle everything. This takes time and every baby is different. Both my kids have sensitive stomachs and this list below has drastically minimized any issues with stomach discomfort and gas.

No matter how you choose to feed your baby, whether its breastfeeding or not – you’re doing an amazing job. There’s nothing worse than moms who shame other mothers for not nursing your baby. Do what works best for you! If trying to breastfeed is creating more stress in your life, then it may not be the best option for you.

Foods that help to increase your milk supply:

  • Fenugreek
  • Fennel
  • Oatmeal/Oats
  • Whole grains
  • Almonds
  • Barley
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Mothers milk tea
  • Lactation cookies
  • Freshly moms granola 

Other Important Factors that make a Huuuuge difference:

  • Drink tons of liquids (water, coconut water, green juice)
  • As much sleep as possible (I know…I know, easier said than done but try to take naps if possible and go to bed at night when the baby goes down)

BREAKFAST: Exactly the order I have it daily. 

1st) 10 oz. celery juice (juicer I use linked here)

2nd) Rice coconut milk latte with 1/2 shot of espresso 8 oz water w/ the coffee (so it’s not as acidic)

3rd)

  • Coconut yogurt w/ banana, 1-2 cup of mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries) and gluten free granola
  • Assortment of fruit (ex: 2 bananas, plum, mango)

4th)

LUNCH/DINNER Options

SNACKS/SWEETS

Please share anything that’s worked for you to help increase your milk supply while breastfeeding in the comments.

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