Get some of the best lactation muffins to boost milk supply
As a mama that has done her fair share of pumping and breastfeeding with twins, I know how hard it can be to keep that precious milk supply going strong.
Whether you are feeding twins, exclusively breastfeeding, exclusively pumping, and or doing a bit of everything, many women struggle to keep a strong milk supply for an extended period of time.
First and foremost, make sure you are drinking enough water!
Considering your breastmilk is 90% water, you need to drink A LOT of it. Many women notice an immediate difference in how much milk they produce based on how much water they are drinking.
You should ideally shoot for 128 ounces per day, yes, that is a full gallon.
I know that sounds like a TON of water if you are not used to drinking that much. Once you start to get into the routine of drinking that much, it’s much easier to stick to. While I was pregnant I craved ice and that helped me drink a lot of water while pregnant and it continues years after too!
Not to mention some of the other benefits of drinking a gallon of water a day…clearer skin, better digestion, and relief from constipation.
If you are someone who struggles to drink enough water because you simply don’t like drinking plain water, there are ways around this.
You can also increase your water intake and milk production at the same time with herbal lactation teas. In addition to increasing your overall water intake, these teas are made from lactogenic herbs like:
- Fennel seed
- Red raspberry leaf
- Anise seed
- Blessed thistle
- Goat’s rue
- Milk thistle
These all help to support the production of breastmilk. One of the favorites here on Smart Mom Ideas is the Mother’s Milk Tea. A caffeine free herbal tea loaded with galactagogues.
Another rather simple way to keep your milk supply up is to pay attention to the foods that you are eating on a regular basis. Some of the most common foods that help to increase lactation are:
- Oatmeal and other whole grains
- Avocado, nuts, and other healthy fats
- Eggs and other protein rich foods
- Leafy greens like spinach and kale
- Chia and hemp seeds
- Beans and legumes
You can find tons of different lactation recipes on Pinterest or check out our top 15 favorites here. Plus this will give you a reason to eat cookies, guilt free.
While radically changing your diet can take some time, breastfeeding mothers can also increase their milk production with the help of lactation aids such as supplements, superfoods, herbal remedies, and teas.
However, rather than paying top dollar for a small box of boobie friendly breastfeeding snacks, why not try your hand at whipping some up in your kitchen?
Lactation muffins are a great grab and go option that you can eat one handed, which as any breastfeeding mama knows is how you eat most of your meals.
Lactation Muffins to Try Out
Here are 16 delicious lactation muffin recipes to try out.
Chocolate Chip Lactation Muffins
You can never go wrong with chocolate chip recipes! This recipe comes from a blogger and certified lactation consultant, so you know it’s gonna be good! The main milk producing ingredients in these muffins include oats, brewer’s yeast, and flaxseeds.
The oats and brewer’s yeast help to supply iron, which if you have low iron levels this can stiffel milk supply. Flaxseeds are a great source of healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids and also high in fiber.
If you prefer to not have chocolate chips, you could also swap them out for things like blueberries, craisins, or other dried fruits.
Banana Oat Lactation Muffins
Some women prefer to opt for recipes without brewer’s yeast for religious reasons or because they can be sensitive to the gluten in it. This recipe packs in some amazing milk boosting ingredients like oats, flaxseeds, eggs, and healthy fats like coconut oil and almond butter.
Top with a walnut half for a nice crunch and little protein punch.
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Irresistible Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Looking for lactation muffins that are packed with fall flavors that will help you to keep that milk supply going?
This is a great, versatile recipe that you can easily swap out ingredients for other options. For example, replace canola oil with coconut oil or MCT oil for a healthy fat boost.
Blueberry Lactation Muffins
Blueberries are not only delicious, they are a great source of fiber. This is a great recipe for mamas that have babies with sensitive tummies as they are gluten free, dairy free, and nut free. They also include main milk boosting foods like flaxseeds, oats, and brewer’s yeast.
Easy, Freezer Friendly Muffins
You don’t need to worry about complicated recipes with huge lists of ingredients to make delicious milk boosting muffins.
This is a classic lactation muffin recipe that you can make a huge batch of (when you have time lol) and freeze.
Simply thaw out a few at a time for easy grab and go snacks.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Don’t worry about feeling guilty for eating these tasty lactation muffins.
Chocolate and banana is a classic flavor combination that many mamas enjoy. This recipe includes ground flaxseeds which you should grind fresh. While purchasing pre-ground flaxseeds is much easier, they can quickly go rancid due to the high levels of fatty acids. So grind up small batches fresh and put any remaining in the freezer and use up within a fews days.
Not sure what to do with leftovers? Mix them in a smoothie or oatmeal.
Chocolate Protein Chocolate Chip Muffins
These chocolate, chocolate chip lactation muffins are free of sugar, gluten, and oil. For an extra protein boost, add your favorite chocolate protein powder.
You could also swap out chocolate protein powder for vanilla or any other flavor that would go good with chocolate chips.
Healthy and Delicious Spinach Lactation Muffins
Leafy greens are a great food to add to your diet to help increase milk supply. While these muffins might look a little weird, they are a great way to get more greens into your diet.
While this recipe specifically calls for the Milk Dust protein powder, which is another great way to boost milk supply, you can substitute that for any plain or vanilla protein powder.
Cinnamon Raisin Lactation Muffins
Reminiscent of a classic oatmeal cookie recipe, this is a quick and easy lactation muffins recipe that you can whip up and have in the oven in only a few minutes.
Simply gather up all of your ingredients, toss in your stand mixer or bowl, mix together, and bake in muffin tins.
Pecan Pie Lactation Muffins
Seeing pecan pie is traditionally made with heaps of corn syrup, it can be difficult to find healthy and tasty alternatives. This paleo recipe for pecan pie muffins is packed full of healthy fats and delicious milk boosting ingredients.
They come out dense, filling, and oh so delicious!
Apple Pumpkin Lactation Muffins
Apple, pumpkin, and chocolate chips?! These muffins are moist, delicious, and filling.
A fun way to switch up this recipe would be to use apple cinnamon oatmeal packets with tiny bits of apple in place of the plain old fashioned oats.
Carrot Oatmeal Muffins
These muffins are packed full of milky mama ingredients.
While it calls for sprouted wheat flour, you can certainly substitute for regular wheat flour, or any type of flour really. The benefit of using sprouted wheat flour is that the nutrients are more bioavailable due to the sprouting process.
Brownie Boobie Bites
These brownie boobie bites are like mini muffins.
You make these by simply adding lactation ingredients to some brownie batter mix. Of course, don’t forget to add some extra chocolate chips or walnuts!
Lazy Lactation Banana Muffins
What new mama has hours to spend in the kitchen cooking and baking? Not only are these banana lactation muffins easy to make, they are free of dairy and soy, low fat, and only about 100 calories each.
Perfect for mamas that are trying to keep up their milk supply while reducing their waistline.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Lactation Muffins
It doesn’t have to be fall to make these delicious muffins, they are great any time of year. Add some chocolate chips and dried fruit like raisins, craisins, or chopped dates to the top for an extra bit of sweetness. These muffins also include chia seeds which are a great source of fiber and fatty acids.
Easy Lactation Muffins
Much like the chocolate brownie bites listed above, this recipe uses some premade mixes and pumps up (pun intended) the milk boosting ingredients. Simply grab your favorite packet of muffin mix and add flaxseeds, brewer’s yeast, and quick oats.
Some of the flavors that work well with this are blueberry, lemon poppyseed, and cinnamon streusel. These are great because you can experiment with a bunch of different flavors and they are so quick and easy to make. Although I would avoid corn muffins, those might not turn out as good.
You could use this same tactic for premade bread, cookie, and brownie mixes as well. Oh the possibilities are endless!
This can come in especially helpful if you are trying to stick with gluten free options without having to buy a ton of ingredients to get started.
So what are you waiting for?
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