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Celebrate Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day with These Foods That Promote Lactation

by Bethany Braun-Silva


Celebrate Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day with These Foods That Promote Lactation

Any breastfeeding mom knows just how heartbreaking it is to spill breast milk. All that time pumping that liquid gold, and just like that, it’s gone. Well now, instead of wallowing in your sorrows, you can celebrate. Feb. 11 is Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, so there’s no better day to keep your head up and push through the challenges that breastfeeding moms face. After all, keeping up your milk supply can also be tough, but luckily there are foods that help increase lactation. From oatmeal to cookies, even oatmeal cookies, lactation foods are not only delicious but useful, too! Here are 5 lactation foods you’ll definitely want to try.

Breastfeeding Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites

Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites

Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites

Made with oats, brewer's yeast, flaxseed and fenugreek, all things that help promote lactation, these cookies come in chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and chocolate salted caramel varieties. ($22; amazon.com)

Breastfeeding Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle Powder Chocolate Drink Mix Amazon

UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle Powder Chocolate Drink Mix

UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle Powder Chocolate Drink Mix 

This ready-to-mix packet can be enjoyed hot or cold and is super hydrating as well as nutritious. ($15; amazon.com)

Breastfeeding Quaker Organic Instant Oatmeal Amazon

Quaker Organic Instant Oatmeal

Quaker Organic Instant Oatmeal

Quick, easy, and organic, this oatmeal is the perfect quick meal to up your lactation. ($13; amazon.com)

Breastfeeding Sweetie Pie Lactation Bars Amazon

Sweetie Pie Lactation Bars

Sweetie Pie Lactation Bars

If you’re a chocolate lover, then you will looove these bars. They’re low in sugar and high in protein and fiber, and taste great. ($20; amazon.com)

Breastfeeding Happy Mama Breastfeeding Support Lactation Oat Bars Amazon

Happy Mama Breastfeeding Support Lactation Oat Bars

Happy Mama Breastfeeding Support Lactation Oat Bars

These oat bars are a yummy peach, coconut and cashew flavor, and they’re made with real fruit, organic gluten-free oats, flax and fenugreek. ($28; amazon.com)