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5 Ways to Keep Your Milk Supply Strong During the Holidays

5 Ways to Keep Your Milk Supply Strong During the Holidays The end of the year can be a stressful time for many of us.  Family visits, holiday shopping and travel are all factors that can lead to stress, which can ultimately affect your milk supply.  We know first-hand how priorities can get a little out of whack whilst trying to deck the halls and often we forget to take necessary steps that ensure healthy milk supply.  Keeping your supply strong can be very hard when you’re on the road or are trying to be present with family, so we rounded up five ways to help keep your milk flowing throughout the holidays.  Stay Hydrated - When we are busy,...

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Do you know your Galactagogues? A List of Milk-Boosting Foods for a Postpartum/ Breastfeeding Diet

Galactogogues are whole foods or herbs that are used to stimulate milk production and support a healthy milk supply in lactating mothers. Through Oat Mama, we have been fortunate enough to see just how powerful galactogogues can be in boosting milk supply in breastfeeding moms, and we want to let you in on a little secret...oats and beer are not the only two things that help with lactation!  In fact, there are many common foods and herbs that increase milk supply and we bet you’ve got a few in your kitchen right now. This is great news for all of you new mamas who don’t have a moment to think about ordering a bar or buying special lactation foods.  Galactogogues...

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Lactation Recipes: Roasted Pumpkin Seed Butter with Fenugreek

Fall has arrived and it is time for all things pumpkin! Perfect for us breastfeeding mamas because not only is pumpkin seed butter the new peanut butter, but pumpkin seeds are incredibly beneficial to a nursing mama's diet and milk supply.  Zinc, mamas, zinc. Recent studies are pointing to the importance of having adequate zinc levels in your breast milk for healthy lactation. Check out some of the most recent findings about zinc and breast milk here and here. Why do babies need zinc? Let me count the ways... Zinc supports a healthy immune system and protects against common colds and infections. Zinc is great for baby's skin (oh, that soft sweetness). It also aids in brain development (woohoo). Zinc allows...

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