But, what if the milk doesn’t come in?
Or your milk comes in, but it’s not enough? You’re worried that you’re not producing enough milk for your new boss (baby)?
No worries, we’ve all been there mama’s! That’s why we’re here, to make your Postpartum life easier by providing you with the top 5 Vegan foods that will BOOST your milk supply!
I cannot stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated while nursing! Your body is basically taking all your water supply to create your milk for baby. Which is also why Doctors say that babies don’t need water until 6 months of age because mom’s milk provides it all. Dehydrated mom, means less milk for baby. Try to keep a water bottle at your side to keep hydrated before and after nursing.
An amazing and filling breakfast to get that morning milk supply in! Low iron can cause low milk supply. Hence why Oatmeal is a great milk booster! Protein, complex carbs, fiber, and IRON. Top it off with some nuts, and you’re all set!
Seriously the BEST healthy fat in the World. And because, well, who doesn’t love Avocados? They are also filled with folic acid and have 60% more potassium than a banana! Amazing what a delish avocado can do for the body, better yet a postpartum body.
NUTS and LEGUMES.
Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds, and basically any unsalted nut. Lentils, chickpeas, and peas.
Filled with iron, folate, and an incredible source for Vegan protein for both mom and baby.
DARK LEAFY GREENS.
Spinach, Kale, Collard greens, Spirulina. All of these dark leafy greens filled with iron, calcium, vitamin C, fiber and folic acid. All the vitamins a postpartum body needs to help recover and boost milk supply for their little one.
Basically, if you continue your healthy Vegan diet, but just increase your intake of these foods, you’re golden! Just remember to stay HYDRATED.