The Yummiest Lactation Energy Bites

Welcoming a newborn into the world is a joyous and transformative experience, but it also comes with its unique set of challenges, especially for new mothers. Among these challenges, ensuring an adequate milk supply ranks high on the list of concerns.

While there are various factors that can influence milk production, nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting lactation. Today, we'll explore the connection between nutrition and milk supply, along with a delicious recipe for lactation energy bites designed to nourish both body and soul during this special time.

Understanding the Link Between Nutrition and Milk Supply:

The process of lactation is a demanding one, requiring extra energy and nutrients to sustain both mother and baby. A well-balanced diet rich in essential nutrients is essential for maintaining a healthy milk supply. Key nutrients that support lactation include protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. When these nutrients are lacking, it can impact milk production and overall maternal health.

Recipe: Lactation Energy Bites

These nutrient-packed energy bites are designed to provide a tasty boost of energy while supporting lactation. Packed with oats, nuts, seeds, brewer's yeast, and a touch of sweetness, they make the perfect snack for busy moms.

Recipe. Recipe for postpartum. Nutritious recipe. Breastfeeding support.


  • 1 cup creamy natural nut or seed butter
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1–2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Recipe. Lactation cookies. Breastfeeding support. Increase milk supply.


  • Mix wet ingredients: In a large bowl combine nut butter and honey; use sturdy spatula or spoon to combine.
  •  Add dry ingredients: Add in oats, flaxseed meal, brewers yeast and cinnamon; stir until almost combined, adding 1-2 TBSP of melted oil as needed. Then add in mini chocolate chips, stirring until evenly mixed in.
  • Freeze: Place bowl in freezer for about 10 minutes (or fridge for 20 minutes). The cold mixture will make forming the energy balls a lot easier.
  •  Scoop: Using a small cookie scoop, scoop into rounded balls and roll between palms to shape.

  • Store: balls in fridge, up to two weeks or keep in freezer for about 3 months.

Recipe. Lactation recipes. Increase milk supply. Breastfeeding support.



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