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There's been a lot of talk in the private Successful Breastfeeding Community group on Facebook lately. A lot of talk about FOOD! And food that is good/bad for lactation. (If you're worried about your diet and how it affects your milk click here.)
Good news! There's no evidence supporting that any particular food needs to be universally avoided. What is true is that having a healthy, well rounded diet, is beneficial for YOU, and can help you feel so much better overall. You also don't need to eat a perfect diet when you're feeding your milk to your baby. (I love the 80/20 rule...80% nutritious and 20% treats.)
I am a big fan of real food, whole foods, that help bring balance and wellness into my life. I am also a lover of food, cooking, and baking (I married a chef for a reason!). So, I'm going to share my own, original recipes that are going to help you stay on track with your diet during your lactation journey.
Hey there! My name is Kelly Maher Carvell, CLC, CLE.
I offer effective telehealth lactation support and education to modern families.
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When I bake, I tend to use as many plant based products as I can. I often replace dairy products in my recipes. In this recipe I use apple sauce in place of butter- it's an excellent butter replacement in baking. I also use unsweetened almond milk. This recipe is also SUPER EASY to make and requires only one bowl and one spoon to make it. (Hence the lazy!) No need for an electric mixer or fancy kitchen instruments.
This recipe was inspired by Jessica, a mom in the Successful Breastfeeding Community, after she discovered her newborn may have a dairy intolerance. (If you've been told by your doctor your baby may have a dairy sensitivity, click here. Certain breastfeeding problems, like oversupply, closely mimic dairy intolerance in infants and is commonly misdiagnosed.)
DISCLAIMER: I am a firm believer that the only thing necessary to make plenty of milk for your baby is to JUST NURSE YOUR BABY. Outside of rare, biological circumstances, having an efficient, pain free latch, and adequate time at the breast is all you need to do to make plenty of milk for your baby. If you believe you are struggling with milk supply, please get expert support or get your FREE Pump More Milk Guide.
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Lazy Banana Lactation Muffins
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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