Vegan Recipes for Maintaining Milk Supply

by | December 29, 2017

How Does A Vegan Breastfeeding Meal Plan Help My Supply?

As a breastfeeding mama, you probably have about fifty different questions and thoughts about your baby’s well being going through your mind at any moment. The number one concern I’ve had, and hear about in parenting groups is about our little ones health, growth, and development. One of the most frequent questions is, what is the best vegan breastfeeding meal plan during the feeding months that will make sure I have a good supply of milk?

Nursing moms require a lot of attention in regards to food and overall health, and breastfeeding is no easy feat, those extra calories are needed and deserved. The food you eat during this time not only nourishes your baby, but will aid in your postpartum recovery. Many of the foods you eat can also affect the amount of milk that is produced.

With so many great resources available on the internet, Ask A Plant Based Dietitian is an affordable group that can help nursing mothers develop a customized meal plan to keep your milk supply up, and the whole family healthy!

What Foods Should I Add to My Vegan Breastfeeding Meal Plan

A warm bowl of oatmeal can also help with relaxation, and milk production. Making your own granola is another fun way to add more oats into your meals, use it in coconut yogurt parfaits, a great snack for an afternoon boost!

Garlic is a huge milk supply booster. It also adds great flavor to your food, so  don’t be afraid enjoy some whole grain garlic bread with your pasta!

As a vegan, this was the easiest thing to add into my diet. Vegetables like carrots, yams, and dark leafy greens boost lactation, and provide so many other health benefits.

Seeds like fenugreek, fennel, and sesame all have milk production boosting properties. Tahini is a delicious option especially on salads and in baking recipes.

Our Favorite Recipes for A Vegan Breastfeeding Meal Plan

Try our delicious vegan recipes for boosting supply, check out the two tastiest recipes we’ve developed specifically for nursing moms. With a new baby, baking doesn’t always fit into the picture for a busy day. Read on to see which easy no bake milk boosters made our list.


Protein Balls for Boosting Milk Supply


1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup sliced almonds, chopped
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup agave
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vegan mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut shreds, to roll the balls in


Combine oats, almonds, flaxseed, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir.
In a separate bowl stir in peanut butter, agave, and vanilla extract until it’s combined. Add to dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon then bring together with your hands. Once mixture is sticking together, fold in vegan chocolate chips.

Roll dough into golf-ball sized (or slightly smaller) balls, roll in coconut shreds. Leave in fridge for 20 minutes until firm.



These snack bars are full of milk boosting ingredients.


2 cups rolled oats
1 cup almond butter (or use tahini for a super boost!)
3/4 cup unsalted almonds, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup cashews, chopped
1/4 cup agave
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup craisins
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup debittered brewer’s yeast (omit if not breastfeeding)


In a large bowl, add all ingredients, mix until thoroughly combined.
Line an baking sheet with wax paper.
Place ingredients in wax lined pan, pressing down with the back of a spoon.
Place in freezer overnight or at least 3-4 hours.

If you’re still gearing up for the big delivery, be sure to check out our recipes for pregnancy!


9 Responses to “Vegan Recipes for Maintaining Milk Supply”

  1. Aubree
    December 30th, 2017 @ 1:38 am

    Breastfeeding one for 2 years as a vegan mama was wonderful … now 3 months into Nursing twins… so difficult, but im doing whatever it takes! ?

  2. Angela Cameron
    December 31st, 2017 @ 6:12 pm

    Healthy nursing tea is an organic herbal lactation tea to boost breast milk production. I used it with my baby number 1 when I had really low supply and it helped a lot!!

  3. Mariana Moisescu
    January 6th, 2018 @ 8:37 pm

    Fennel tee, anise tea, oat porridge or rolled oats are usefull to increase milk supply and decrease the colic pain as well

  4. caroline
    April 24th, 2018 @ 5:43 pm

    really wonderful site

  5. carolyn chelin
    August 2nd, 2018 @ 3:16 pm

    great website

  6. lactation snacks
    September 17th, 2018 @ 5:07 pm

    good site thanks for sharing

  7. Ruthanne Glime
    March 13th, 2019 @ 4:37 am

    Respect to author, some great entropy.

  8. Jenny Ritter
    September 28th, 2019 @ 8:20 am

    Question about the No Bake Lactation Bars. Are you to cut them before putting in freezer or after freezing are you to bring out of freezer, let thaw and cut then?

  9. dino
    December 30th, 2019 @ 12:46 am

    Oatmeal pb balls’ instructions mentions salt which is not in the ingredients list.

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