Have you ever had a lactation smoothie before? I’m sure you’ve heard of lactation cookies, well it’s similar but smoothie form because let’s be honest, whose got time to make cookies when you have a baby? (If you do like cookies, I’ll be posting a Nuritious Lactation Bar Recipe soon!)
I always like to preface and say that lactation cookies, lactation smoothies, herbs, etc., do not increase milk production if you’re not pumping or nursing on demand. The driving force for milk production is removing breast milk from the breast efficiently and FREQUENTLY. You could eat all the herbs in the world, but if that milk isn’t being removed efficiently or frequently, then your breasts aren’t just going to make more. It’s the combination of eating galactagogues (milk making foods) and removing milk that will help increase your supply. Also reducing stress, adequate rest, hydration, and nutrition are all important as well, but it’s the actual removal that tells your body to make more.
When it comes to lactation cookies though, they’re filllllled with tons of sugar, butter, fat etc and moms aren’t eating it as a treat (like I believe cookies should be), they’re essentially bingeing on them. While many moms tell me the cookies do help- that’s wonderful!- how much bingeing and crap do you have to eat to get those results. Why not find healthier ways to get those milk boosting ingredients, which are oats, ginger, flaxseed, Brewers yeast, and fennel? That’s why I created my Lactation Bars and now my lactation smoothie.
This smoothie may not only help with milk production, but it’s loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals – good for mom and baby!
Allegra’s Green Lactation Smoothie
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