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10 Tips to Help Increase A Nursing Mom’s Milk Supply

Every mom worries about having enough milk for their nursing baby.  This second time around I have found some tips and foods that definitely help to keep my milk supply up and my baby happy.  In between each nursing session I have specific snacks and drinks that are nutritious and I have daily which I will share…

  1.  Always start your morning with something similar to my Baby Shakerecipe – green superfoods add lots of nutrition to your milk.
  2. Drink coconut water  throughout the day - at least 16 ounces daily.  Always add coconut water to your morning shake.  Coconut water is one of nature’s best foods for enhancing milk productionhas and even has similar nutients to breast milk.
  3. Drink lots of filtered water – every time I sit down to nurse I always have a 32 ounce container full  of water and by the time he is done eating my water is gone.
  4. In the late morning I make a large bowl of trail mix with raw almonds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, chia seeds, raisins, cranberries, goji berries and shredded coconut.  This is a great way to keep your protein and calcium up which is crucial while nursing.
  5. Chia seeds are such a great source of calcium, protein, omegas and energy so add chia seeds to every meal if possible.
  6. Before lunch I always make a large mug of Mother’s Milk tea by Traditional Medicinals which has fenugreek along with other herbs that help the body to produce milk.
  7. In the afternoon I make a unique drink that I promise really helps: 1 cup coconut water, 3-4 ounces plain goat milk kefir, a few scoops of goat yogurt, honey to taste and about 2 Tbsp chia seeds.  Stir it up and drink.
  8. Eat a lot of good quaity protein which is important for milk production.
  9. Rest! The more rest you get the easier it is for your body to produce milk.
  10. Lastly – don’t forget to eat and don’t try to restrict your intake of food in order to lose weight.  You need to eat a balanced healthy diet in order for your body to produce milk.

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