7 Foods Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Eat Now

  1. Brewer’s Yeast

While this may not sound like a healthy or even edible snack, brewer’s yeast actually can be one of the most helpful added nutrients for a breastfeeding mama.

Brewer’s yeast powder is high in B vitamins, iron, protein, chromium, and selenium,” according to Capriglione. It’s typically combined in other recipes — like beer — because it’s really bitter. But before you start chugging beer to enhance your milk supply, Capriglione warns, “Alcohol can block the release of oxytocin, a lactation hormone and neurotransmitter, that can cause a decrease in the number of letdowns a breastfeeding mother has in a session.”

Many moms swear by one or two alcohol-free beers a day!

For those who dislike the taste of beer or want a different option, there are many recipes online for cookies and all kinds of goodies! Some companies have even started selling products to help boost lactation, but be forewarned, they can be very pricey!

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