Lactation Smoothies

by - January 05, 2017

I have been all over the interweb looking for/trying ways to boost my lactation. If you are anything like me, you over produced for the first two months or so then your supply began to dwindle. This can be terrifying to a new, expecially first time, mother. The thought of having to switch to formula, or the feelings of being "less than" for the idea of possibly not being able to support your baby, can be overwhelming. In all reality, woman typically over produce in the begining, and the dwindling I mentioned isn't your milk going away. Our bodies make exactly enough to support baby, once our body and baby get "N'sync". If you have a healthy diet, drink enough water, and nurse baby regularly you shouldn't have to worry about losing your supply. Even when you feel "empty". Have faith in your body.

But what about boosting supply? I, myself, want to have a back stock of milk to continue feeding Milo even after I stop nursing. Also, many of you Mama's might have a job to get back to. Enjoy a glass of wine now and then, or be in a separated shared parenting situation. To me having a back stock is like a safety net. Personally, I don't want to nurse once Milo gets his teeth in. So even though my goal is to supply him with breast milk for at least his first year, or as long as I can, I do want to stop nursing eventually. So here are three of my favorite smoothie recipes to help boost lactation for that extra supply. I have tested and tweeked these recipes for optimal results! They are also perfect for breakfast or post workouts. Enjoy! Let me know what you think.

1.) Funky Monkey 
1 Banana Frozen
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed 
1 Big Scoop Peanut Butter
1 Small Scoop Hazelnut Spread
1/3 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
Coconut Water (to desired consistency)

2.) Booby Berry 
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries 
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed
1/3 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup of Kale
Coconut Water (to desired consistency)

3.) Chocolate Covered Strawberry 
1 1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries 
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed
1/3 Cup Old Fashioned Oats 
1 Scoop Hazelnut Spread  or
   Chocolate Protein Powder
Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
   (to desired consistency)

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