Lactation Food

Banana Bread for Healthy Lactation

This banana bread recipe promotes healthy lactation in nursing mamas. Some of these ingredients are known for increasing milk supply.  The milk boosting ingredients are highlighted. Enjoy warm with some butter!


  • 2 TBS Flaxseed Meal
  • 4 TBS Water
  • 1 ¾ C Flour
  • 1 ¼ C Oats
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 4 TBS Brewer’s Yeast
  • 1 tsp Ground Fenugreek
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ C Softened Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 C Sugar or ¾ C Maple Syrup
  • 3 Medium Mashed Bananas (the riper the better!)
  • 2 TBS Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ C Chopped Pecans or Walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 10-inch loaf pan. Mix dry ingredients together first then blend in all other ingredients. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the bread. Let cool and remove from pan.

Chicken Barley Soup for Lactation

Chicken Barley Soup For Lactation

After giving birth and amidst the exhaustion of caring for a newborn, comfort foods may be all you want. Try this delicious chicken soup recipe that is not only healthy and rich in protein and vitamins, but will also give your lactation a boost!


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of button mushrooms
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups of baby potatoes, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of pearl barley, rinsed under cold water
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of frozen peas


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add oil and onion. Cook until onion softens, approximately 3 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms, carrots, potatoes and garlic. Cook until mushrooms are soft, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. Add broth, water and barley. Boil and then reduce heat to medium-low.
  4. Simmer covered until barley is tender for approximately 25 minutes.
  5. Stir in chicken and peas until chicken is cooked through, approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe transcribed from: Today's Parent