Wondering if you have enough milk is a common concern for breastfeeding mums. After all it’s hard to tell just how much your baby is getting.
A simple way to give your milk supply a boost is to focus on your healthy eating plan to ensure you are taking in all of the vitamins and minerals that will help you make milk.
Breastfeeding mums do need to add around 500 extra calories per day to their regular daily target, as the body needs the additional energy to produce the breastmilk. This is even the case if you are trying to lose pregnancy weight while breastfeeding.
Having a selection of good quality snacks on hand is a great way to keep your blood sugar levels stable and hunger pains at bay.
Try one of our 6 favourite snacks below.

Boiled Eggs

Cook a few eggs and keep them in their shell in the fridge to grab for a quick snack. You could add some sliced tomato or a piece of cheese if you feel like you need something extra. For something different, try slicing your egg and sprinkling with LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond meal powder) for an extra protein hit.

Lactation Cookies

It’s very normal when you are breastfeeding to feel hungry even during the overnight feeds. Grab one of these tasty little treats to put a stop to hunger pains and enjoy the health benefits. Ingredients such as brewer’s yeast, oats and nuts are thought to help boost the milk supply naturally. Try this recipe for Lactation Cookies here.

Homemade Dip and Carrots

Make a big batch of a healthy dip at the start of the week and you can just grab it along with a carrot to dunk into. A batch of hummus is very easy to throw together. Place a rinsed can of chickpeas, the zest and juice from one lemon, a crushed clove of garlic, a teaspoon of tahini or natural peanut butter and a pinch of salt and pepper into a blender or food processor. Blend until well combined, adding a little water if needed to make it super smooth.

Healthy Mummy Smoothie

It’s great to have a smoothie for breakfast or lunch, but you can also use them as a quick and easy snack. Just use half the amount you would use for a full sized smoothie. Try our Banana and Oat Smoothie recipe here. For something different – add loads of ice to make your smoothie into a thickshake.

Yoghurt and Berries

The combination of calcium and protein from a serve of natural Greek yoghurt is of double benefit to breastfeeding mums. Add a handful of your favourite berries for some sweetness, vitamins and antioxidants.

Fruit with Nut Butter

For a sweet snack that also gives you the goodness of protein, try slicing some apple and smearing with peanut or cashew butter (100% nuts). You could also enjoy the nut butter on some frozen chunks of banana as a snack in warmer weather.

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