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Best snacks to reach for in your breastfeeding era

Best snacks to reach for in your breastfeeding era

In my personal experience here are some snacks I have reached for whilst breastfeeding

  1. Nuts and seeds: Almonds, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are all great sources of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. They also contain minerals like magnesium and calcium that are important for lactation. These snacks can also help keep you feeling fuller for longer due to their protein and fiber content.

  2. Bare Self Breastfeeding Chocolate designed with the herb blessed thistle and also brewers yeast. These two supplements were chosen specifically for their benefits in stimulating and supporting lactation. Blessed thistle supports the "letdown reflex" while brewers yeast supports the milk production. Working incredibly together. 
  3. Fresh fruits and vegetables: Fruits like berries, bananas, apples, and oranges are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that can boost your overall health. Vegetables like carrots, celery, and bell peppers are also great options for snacking. These foods are high in fiber, which can help you feel fuller for longer, and also provide important vitamins and minerals needed for lactation.

  4. Whole grain crackers or bread: Whole grain crackers or bread are a good source of complex carbohydrates that provide sustained energy throughout the day. They can also be paired with protein-rich foods like hummus or nut butter for a more filling snack.

  5. Yogurt: Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and probiotics, which can help improve gut health and support lactation. Additionally, the protein and fat in yogurt can help you feel fuller for longer.

  6. Hard-boiled eggs: Hard-boiled eggs are a convenient and portable snack that is rich in protein and healthy fats. The protein in eggs can help you feel fuller for longer and also support lactation.

  7. Hummus: Hummus is a great source of protein and healthy fats, and pairs well with veggies or crackers. The protein and fiber in hummus can help keep you feeling full and satisfied.

  8. Dried fruit: Dried fruit like apricots or figs can be a good source of fiber and energy-boosting natural sugars. However, it's important to watch portion sizes as dried fruit can be high in calories.

Remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other fluids throughout the day. Additionally, try to avoid highly processed or sugary snacks, which can negatively impact your overall health and milk supply. Finally, pay attention to portion sizes and balance your snacks with other nutritious foods to ensure that you are meeting your daily nutrient needs while also staying full and satisfied.


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