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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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