Breastfeeding Article Disclaimer: I’m a firm believer that fed is best; that each parent should do what needs to be done to properly care for herself/himself and for her or his child. I write about breastfeeding because it’s my personal experience; never to shame and never to divide. Please help keep this community positive by choosing not to participate in the shaming of another parent or another parent’s choices—here or anywhere. We are all in this together.
Breastfeeding is challenging. Working through a long list of potential breastmilk-boosting superfoods to try and find one or two that actually work for your body can feel equally as challenging—and incredibly overwhelming. While trying to increase my naturally low breastmilk supply, I went through every item on this list, one by one, until I found the magic two that happened to work best for me (they are #1 and #2 on the list below, for anyone who is curious).
Tips for Finding the Breastmilk-Boosting Superfoods That Work Best for You:
- Always check with a medical professional before making any changes to your diet, especially when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. (You can read about how I’m not a medical professional here.)
- Try each item one by one, instead of dumping everything into a salad or smoothie and calling it a day. Give your body a few days to adjust before you write the potential booster off as “not working”—nothing works immediately.
- Once you figure out what items work best for you, do a quick Pinterest search for recipes with those items. It can get really boring if you just eat the same thing over and over again throughout your breastfeeding journey, so finding a way to mix it up will keep it a little more fun.
- Don’t obsess over what works for other people. Everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s breastfeeding journey is different. Going through this list is all about finding what works best for YOU.
25 Breastmilk-Boosting Superfoods
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2. Brewer’s Yeast
4. Flax Seed
5. Milk or Almond Milk
11. Sweet Potato
15. Garbanzo Beans
18. Brown Rice
What foods did you use to increase your breastmilk supply?