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Lactation Recipes: Korean Seaweed Soup

I love pulling from other cultures to see how women nurture each other with traditional foods after birth. Here is a recipe that is close to my heart because I gave birth to my first son in South Korea, and this warm nourishing bowl of goodness was served to me at the birthing center. As the story goes, the history behind eating this Seaweed Soup came from ancient Koreans observing whale mothers gorging themselves on seaweed after birth. It just so happens seaweed is teeming with restorative vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, iodine, B vitamins, and omega 3's which a mother's body can be depleted of postpartum. This soup is also enjoyed each year on one's birthday to honor...

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Lactation Recipes: Barley-chata

We still have a few weeks left of summer, so let's pack in a few more iced drinks while we can! Here's a fun and festive beverage inspired by horchata, a Mexican rice cooler. In our version, we use barley for its super lactogenic powers. When barley cooks, a lot of its nutrients are leeched out in the water. What is left is a pleasantly savory and nutty drink which delivers a ton of B vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber to keep you feeling full throughout the day. Just like oats, barley has been traditionally served to new breastfeeding mamas for its healing and milk-producing effects. We all know it is important to stay hydrated while breastfeeding, especially in the summer....

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Lactation Recipes - Galactagoddess Fruit Salad

This is a simple and seriously addictive morning fruit salad that is a cinch to throw together and loaded with nurturing lactation foods. For centuries, papaya has been part of a mama's postpartum diet in much of Asia, and basil, along with fennel and cumin, is a traditional herb used to increase milk supply. The ingredients are easy enough, but the salad has a wow factor. Definitely a good one to share with a breastfeeding friend or bring to a new mama. I felt kinda fancy eating it, like I had been whisked away to the shores of Thailand. Nevermind my 14 month old throwing soggy bits of cereal at me. Feel free to play around a bit with this...

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