How I Boost My Milk Supply

Lauren Kinney

Whenever I feel that my milk supply is low, I pull out all the stops. My tried and true methods include essential oils and lactation boosting foods.

A nourishing smoothie full of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and protein keeps me energized and full, while also giving my milk supply the boost it needs. I often skip meals, especially lunch, because I am so busy during the day. But, having a smoothie and a few oatmeal lactation balls ensure that I am eating well and maintaining a healthy supply.

These foods along with Mama Milk Boost essential oil blend are like magic for a busy, nursing mom. I apply the oil to the outside of the breast, near my underarms, after each nursing session. This gives the scent time to fade and gives the oils time to take effect.

Find my favorite recipes below!



Lactation and Energy Boosting Balls:

- 2 cups dry oatmeal

- 1 1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes

- 1 cup peanut butter, or other nut butter

- 1 cup ground flax seeds

- 1 cup dark chocolate chips

- 2/3 cup local honey

- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds

- 1 Tablespoon brewer's yeast

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Chill in the refrigerator 30 minutes.

Roll into 1-2 inch balls. Store in refrigerator.


Milk Boosting Smoothie:

- 1 cup spinach

-1 cup kale

- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries

- 1/3 cup dry oatmeal

- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds

- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds

- 2 Tablespoons brewer's yeast

- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil

add almond milk, coconut water, or your choice of liquid.

optional: protein powder, collagen peptides, greek yogurt (I do all three!)

Blend and enjoy!

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