Since the beginning of my breastfeeding journey, I have struggled with milk production and keeping up with my son. Even now, four months later, I still produce just enough. Luckily though, I get to stay home with Ronan 3 days a week.
The weekends are the hardest for us as I work both Saturday and Sunday and I’m not the world’s biggest producer while pumping. My boobs prefer the more natural route and don’t try to hide it!
I’m not one of those moms that buys a bunch of lactation pills or pre-made lactation goodies, simply because I can’t afford it on my tight budget. I started pinterest-ing and tweaking different recipes until I found a concoction that I love and that boosts my supply.
So without further adieu, here is my spin on the Lactation Protein Bites.
First I mix all the dry ingredients including the oats, flax seed, cacao powder, brewers yeast, and sometimes I like to throw in some cinnamon as well.
Next I add in my peanut butter and honey which bring everything together. These two ingredients can also be tweaked a bit depending on your personal preference. If you like just a hint of honey I would suggest putting in less honey and a little more peanut butter to compensate. If you are like me and have a sweet tooth and like the actual taste of honey then follow my recipe exactly and you won’t be disappointed!
Lastly I add in my chocolate chips and mix it all together. It’s a fantastic forearm workout.
Scoop the mixture into one inch balls and you’re done! It’s that easy. They can be stored at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or even frozen. I personally like mine refrigerated because it makes them a little firmer!
I should also mention that these aren’t an immediate fix. These do take about 24 hours to start working for me so I start eating them on Thursday and snack throughout the weekend when I have to pump. I produce roughly 2-3oz more each session and I have noticed an increase in my milk fat!
Lactation Protein Bites
This is my spin on the delicious protein bites that help with milk production!
- 2 Cups Quick Oats
- 1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seed
- 3 Tbs Brewers Yeast
- 1 Tbs Cacao Powder
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon (Optional)
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
Mix all dry ingredients of oats, flax seed, brewers yeast, cacao powder, and cinnamon together until evenly distributed.
Add in wet ingredients of peanut butter and honey and mix until all dry ingredients are covered.
Toss in the chocolate chips and enjoy the forearm workout of mixing everything together.
Roll into one inch bites. To make this easier you can refrigerate the batch for 10-15 minutes before rolling.
Store at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer to devour later.