INCREASE BREAST MILK SUPPLY

Healthy Foods to Increase Breast Milk Supply for New Mothers

I have always been a firm believer that food is one of the greatest resources we have to assist us with our health. So, what should you eat while breastfeeding?

 

  • Proteins


Adequate protein is needed to ensure the body can build, repair and maintain tissues and organs. This is particularly important for mom's health and baby's growth. According to the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nursing mothers need two to three servings or at least 65 grams of protein per day. Oats, eggs, dairy products such as cheese, yogurt and milk, chicken breast, nuts and beans are all great sources of protein. 

 

  • Vegetables and fruit


It is recommended to eat at least three servings of fruits and vegetables every day to get the proper balance of nutrients. All of these vitamins and minerals help produce the healthiest breast milk possible while at the same time, giving you the energy you need to keep up with all your newborn's needs. 

 

  • Carbohydrates


Carbohydrates are present in bread, pasta, cereal, and oatmeal. Carbohydrates refuel your body, giving you all the energy you need to take care of yourself and your newborn. For this reason, oatmeal and cereals are some of the best foods for new mothers.


We can see that having a well rounded diet can play a huge roll in the success of breastfeeding and of course, yours and your baby's health. Maintaining a healthy diet and ensuring that you stay hydrated with plenty of water helps to increase breast milk supply. Of course, other factors like medication and stress can determine your milk supply. Greycowbell.com can help you navigate this part of motherhood by providing you will snacks and treats known to increase breastmilk supply. It takes a village. Let Grey's Cowbell Lactation Treats be a part of your village.