If you are a modern mama like me, you probably are more aware of the plethora of breastfeeding snacks in the market. I’ve been snacking on these snacks I will mention since the day before I gave birth and have had a great milk supply since then. I’m not going to lie and say that there were any changes in my milk supply because as I mentioned, I’ve been eating these since the very beginning. Also, the amount of milk we produce is not solely reliant on what we eat. It is actually most based on the demand, how much milk your baby is telling your body he or she needs. Stress levels would be another factor. So, keep those stress levels down and oxytocin hormones up mama!
I want to simply share my favorite lactation snacks which unintentionally are from only two brands! The snacks are not listed in any specific order. I have no “top one” favorite since I snack on whatever I feel like snacking on! Find and use my coupon code at the end of this blog and get 15% off your Boobie Superfoods order.
Boobie bars from Boobie Superfoods are a healthy and extremely convenient replacement to breast-feeding pills or teas. They come in three different delicious flavors: Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal and Blueberry Muffin, arranged in order of my favorite. These protein bars have been a lifesaver ever since our baby was born just three months ago. Breastfeeding mamas, you all know how often we get hungry and how much calories are burnt when we breastfeed. The Boobie bars are a great quick supplement especially during those wee hours when its seems like only mama and baby are awake. It makes a great breakfast replacement as well. Check out its list of wonderful milk encouraging ingredients: Organic Moringa Leaf, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Shatavari Root, Organic Turmeric, Flaxseed and Whole Grain Oats.
Towards the end of my pregnancy and beginning of motherhood, I was craving a lot of healthy shakes but did not want to start whipping out our blender and having to clean all those parts every day. Anyone with me? This is actually how I found out about Boobie Superfoods. I was in search for a healthy and baby-safe protein shake that would also benefit baby. I enjoy having this Boobie meal replacement with almond milk, but as I type this oat milk sounds divine too! Here are what this shake generally consists of USDA organic: Pea Protein, Moringa, Turmeric, Shatavari, Chia, Flax, Cinnamon, Maca and Sacha Inchi.
Not only is this a pregnancy protein shake and milk-boosting lactation shake, it also makes a very healthy pre and post Workout drink. It boasts to have 19g plant-based protein, 1 net carbs/0 sugar, 1000 IUs Vitamin D, prebiotics + custom 11-Strain probiotic blend, including all essential amino acids. How great is that? It is truly the cleanest protein shake I have ever had.
3. Boobie Bark
My go-to snack to munch on are these organic crunchy, chocolate barks from Boobie Superfood. Have you noticed yet how I am a fan of the brand? These are perfect for me on-the-go. Also, these are very convenient when I don’t want to eat a whole protein bar but want to take care of the commotion going in my belly and get on with feeding my baby or trying to fall back asleep. I love how these are lower in sugar content too because reality is, I shouldn’t be eating cookies everyday if I want to lose any pregnancy weight. Just like the Boobie products above, this too is gluten-free, vegan, fenugreek-free, soy-free and non-GMO. Oats, Flaxseed, Moringa, Cinnamon and Turmeric are five of the superfoods included in this convenient snack.
4. Munchkin Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites
Now these little lactation cookie bites are probably the most delicious lactation cookies out there. Not only is the flavor the closest to a homemade cookie that your grandma would bake for you, the texture is nice and crispy enough to feel like they were fresh out of the oven. Just like all cookies though, this has a whooping 17g of sugar for a small bag. So again, not something I would encourage to eat everyday if you are trying to get fit. Although I certainly did this the first two weeks preceding our baby bear’s birth. Munchkin boasts that this is made with ingredients traditionally used to support breast milk supply: Oats, Brewer’s Yeast, Flaxseed. However, unlike Boobie Superfoods, these are not gluten-free nor vegan.
The only savory snack we have on the list: Munchkin Milkmakers Lactation Cheddar Crisps. These remind me of Cheez-its but taste a tad bit.. healthier? I especially enjoy eating these when I have too much of the cookie bites and need something that tastes different. These also contain the very popular breast milk supply enhancers: Oats, Brewer’s Yeast and Flaxseed.
That about wraps it up for the snacks I’ve been munching on to support my breast milk supply. Although I cannot say that these indeed have increased my supply since I’ve been eating at least one of these since the day before our son’s birth, I can say they are great and delicious snacks to support my breastfeeding journey. It gives me peace of mind knowing that aside from eating more balanced meals, I get to snack on these treats that contain key ingredients to boost my milk supply.
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How about you, Mama? What have you been snacking on and have you tried any of my favorite treats above?