Three of the biggest struggles I hear from breastfeeding mom, are lack of milk supply, lack of energy, and lack of time to eat are struggles.
That’s why today, I’m so excited to bring you an easy (and delicious) solution to all three.
But first things first…
Did you know that when you’re breastfeeding, your body’s demand for protein is 20 percent higher than when not pregnant or lactating?
Protein is essential for the production of breast milk to nourish your growing baby.
If you’re a breastfeeding mom, it’s vital that you consume your nutrients from real, whole foods. Great sources of protein such as lean meat, poultry, fish and shellfish, eggs, milk, cheese, and yogurt. While animal products contain complete proteins (all nine amino acid components) and other plant sources generally don’t, eating a variety of foods throughout the course of the day will help ensure that you get all of the amino acids you need.
Breastfeeding moms should be eating three or four servings of protein daily to increase milk supply.
But between all the demands that come with caring for a new baby, carving out time to prepare a balanced meal can feel like an impossible feat.
That’s why I love to use lactation protein smoothies as a quick, easy and delicious protein source.
In less than 5 minutes, you can quickly create a wholesome snack that offers your body a variety of the galactagogue nutrients you need to boost breast milk supply.
Oatmeal & Banana Protein Smoothie
- ½ cup oats
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or milk or choice)
- 1 scoop Majka’s Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder
- 1 tablespoon nut butter
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds, ground
- Sweetener of choice, such as honey, agave, etc.
- Ice to desired consistency
- Blend & enjoy!
Majka’s Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder was specifically designed by mothers, for mothers by a brilliant team of professional nutritionists specializing in whole food and plant-based nutrition.
They took the needs of nursing moms, hand-selected ingredients to provide optimal nutrition for both mother and child, and is said to be the best protein powder for breastfeeding moms due to it’s added super ingredients known to help increase milk production.
Personally, I was really surprised at how great the protein powdered tasted and how easily it mixed into my smoothies. I highly recommend this for breastfeeding moms, because feeling at your best in the 4th trimester starts with your nutrition. Moms don’t have to feel bad, it’s ok to be a little tired but its normal to feel depleted. But proper nutrition helps! Lean more here!
Want more quick & easy snack ideas to boost milk supply? Check out…
Majka’s lactation bites (eaten an hour before pumping or nursing)
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