BRB, eating all of the food.
You're working overtime making your baby's food, taking care of all of their other needs and recovering from birth, so you have good reason to have food on your mind all the time these days. Breastfeeding mamas need snacks on hand that not only help with milk production, but provide energy and protein to get through the day.
Here are 9 of our favorite unique ideas for breastfeeding snacks. Bon appetite!
1. Breastfeeding cookies
Oats are a classic go-to for milk production, and with cookies this delicious ☝️, we are very happy to give it a try!
2. Dried apricots
Dried apricots are super easy for a grab-n-go snack. They're loaded with vitamins and phytoestrogens to help with milk production.
Salmon is a super-food with DHA to help support your little one's growing brain. Recover from your 9-month sushi withdrawal with some delicious rolls. Just be careful not to overdo it with tuna and other high-mercury fish.
Yogurt is full of calcium and vitamin D. Try mixing in some granola, fruits or peanut butter to make it extra-nutritious and delicious.
Okay, so popcorn isn't known for it's nutritional punch, but come on—how amazing does this look? Netflix and chill has a whole new meaning now. Might as well do it with some popcorn at your side.
8. Energy balls
There are so many ways to make amazing, nutrient dense energy balls—many of them without ever needing to turn on your oven.
9. Beef jerky
Beef jerky gets a bad wrap, but it actually can be an easy and fast way to get some extra protein on the go.