Favorite snacks for new mamas
In honor of world breastfeeding week, I’m packing up a care-package for my friend here in Charleston who is just had a baby and is working hard at breastfeeding. I’m packing up some of my favorite snacks to support her lactation and thought I would share whats included. I have listed some goodies below. This post isn't sponsored, however I did include affiliated links through Amazon, and I do collect a small commission for items purchased.
1. Baby 🥕 to help her meet her increased Vitamin A needs when lactating. I like beta carotene sources like orange veggies for new mamas. I included a packet of Rx almond butter to give some protein and make the carrots more yummy. Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2KlkEpi
2. Epic baked pork rinds. I don’t eat pork products so I haven’t tasted these personally, but apparently they are really good! I like to promote the consumption of foods that are rich in the amino acid glycine post-baby, and pork rinds are one of the best sources. Having a baked option is awesome, and the fact that they can be delivered is even better. Buy them here: https://amzn.to/2MabP3G
3. A big ole water bottle. Mama’s fluid needs are higher when lactating. Having mom fill this up and commit to drinking all day is a fab idea. I like using S'well bottles that are stainless steel. Buy one here: https://amzn.to/2Kin3kQ
4. Seaweed snacks are an easy snack that helps mom get a boost of iodine to help her meet her increased needs for that nutrient. Buy some here: https://amzn.to/2O22knw
5. Oatmeal and breastfeeding go together like peanut butter and jelly. Kodiak cakes makes this awesome oatmeal that is ready in literally 60 seconds. It contains protein and fiber, and even a little bit of fenugreek (not a clinical dose, but can’t hurt!). This is a super-easy thing for mom to make with one hand. Buy some here, along with some of their other products: https://amzn.to/2MfPhP4
6. I make chia seed pudding every night before bed (lying...probably twice a week). It is a great food for mom to eat or even make herself. Just mix 2 Tbsp chia seeds with 1/2 cup milk of choice, and let it sit in your fridge overnight. Top with whatever you like! Eating it will give mom a nice boost of omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants, and fiber. Buy some chia seeds here: https://amzn.to/2O2d2uj
7. Last but not least appears to be for baby, but its really for mom. Gerber Soothe probiotic drops with Vitamin D contains a probiotic called lactobacillus Reuteri. This probiotic has been studied in very well-designed clinical trials, and the results suggest that babies who have adequate levels of this probiotic experience 50% less crying time. Cutting crying time in half is a gift to both baby and mama. If your doctor told you to supplement baby with Vitamin D drops anyways, may as well use the one with the probiotic, too! Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2AyvPLP
Any other favorite snacks to eat or share when breastfeeding? Comment below!
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