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Lactation Recipes: Kale Salad with Dates and Toasted Almonds

As a breastfeeding mama, there is a lot of advice out there about what you should and shouldn't put in your body. Don't worry, you don't have to completely overhaul your diet just to breastfeed, but you may notice that this milk-making business requires a lot of energy-- and nutrient-dense lactation foods can really help you feel your best. Calcium is one of those nutrients your body needs and craves while breastfeeding. It's recommended a breastfeeding mama gets a minimum of 1,000 mg of calcium on the daily. A study in 2008 from "Journal of Human Lactation" even suggests regularly eating calcium-rich foods may help breastfeeding mamas produce more milk. And especially since lots of mamas are also instructed to...

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Lactation Recipes: Iced Chocolate Sesame Almond Milk

If you're a breastfeeding mama who has just been told they can't eat dairy, you may have gone through the 5 stages of grief: denial (not my baby!), anger (wtf!!!), bargaining (what if I just eat dairy on the weekends, doc?), depression (Ice cream, good bye my looooove!, sniffle, sniffle), and acceptance (my baby is happier? coconut milk ice cream, here I come!). Since an estimated 2-8% of babies are just not down with the cow's milk, you're not alone mamas.  I love almond milk, especially the fresh, homemade kind. But sometimes I miss the creaminess of cow's milk. The trick? Add a bit of chocolate! Boom. And since we are all about boosting milk supply around here, we didn't...

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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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Banana Chai Spiced Lactation Smoothie

It’s almost that time of year again when you notice Summer is just around the corner - and when all things iced and smoothie-titled are necessary. I love using frozen bananas as the base in most of my smoothies. It adds a thick and creamy element that I love and crave in a smoothie.  With this Banana Chai Spiced Lactation Smoothie, I blended a frozen banana with almond milk, some rolled oats for heartiness (and not to mention, it’s a great lactation supporting ingredient!) and then added a hint of spiciness with some classic chai spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves. And then to help with a little boost in lactation support, some drops of fenugreek tincture (fenugreek tincture...

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