My Favorite Lactation Treats
A few weeks back, I posted a super helpful guide for you recommending and comparing some of the best breast pumps on the market! Now that I’m breastfeeding and pumping again for the second time, I’ve learned just how important it is to arm yourself with the right tools. A large part of that is choosing the right pump and so I hope the quick comparison charts helped to make your decision easier. However, that isn’t the only part of what makes breastfeeding more sustainable!
I get tons of questions about lactation treats, supplements and products so I wanted to take a moment to put my favorite recommendations in one easy place for you to reference. I feel like the first time I was breastfeeding, I was willing to try anything that even remotely hinted at helping me to produce more milk. And honestly - I wasted a ton of money that way. I really didn’t know much about the way breasts naturally work nor what kinds of things to nourish my body with in order to help maintain my supply! As a result, I tried a few things that frankly either didn’t work or had some pretty yucky side effects. Ultimately, you want to fuel your body with galactagogues whenever you can and it’s easier to do than you think.
So that you don’t make the same mistakes, see below for 10 of my favorite lactation products! Each of them is researched for safety, natural and delicious. Bonus? They actually work for most of the moms that have tried them too.
Note: If you’re just starting your breastfeeding journey, I recommend these resources to first establish your supply before trying any kind of supplement or lactation treat. By feeding on demand as much as possible, you’ll signal to your body to produce the right amount of milk for your baby!