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15 Delicious Lactation Smoothie Recipes to Try

Get the best lactation smoothie recipes here! Boost your milk supply and enjoy a yummy drink with these 15 lactation smoothie recipes. Perfect for the breastfeeding mom and even to share with dad!

three lactation smoothie flavors

Many breastfeeding moms worry about having low breast milk supply. For some women, it can take several days after birth for their milk to come in, and once it comes in, milk production can fluctuate throughout a woman’s breastfeeding journey.

I was desperate to get my milk supply up after giving birth.

I drank so many yummy lactation smoothies and ate my fair share of lactation cookies. A mom’s gotta eat so I mine as well get those galactagogues boosting ingredients while fueling my body!

Lactation smoothies are a perfect meal or snack for breastfeeding moms. They are quick to make and usually only require a handful of ingredients.

You can pack them full of nutrients and protein to help keep you healthy and fueled! They are also incredibly easy to drink. You can sip away while nursing and snuggling your newborn.

Are Smoothies Good for Breastfeeding?

There are several different foods that can help increase your milk supply—over 57 foods in fact. These are known as lactogenic foods and contain ingredients that support lactation. Some of the best foods to help boost milk production include:

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Chia seeds
  • Beans, peas, and other fatty acids
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Dried fruits

Every woman is different and will react differently to these foods. Some women may see a quick milk increase after eating foods known to help increase supply, and others might not see any change.

The good news is that anyone can consume foods from the lactogenic food list. Non-breastfeeding moms, dads, and even other children in the home can still enjoy lactation smoothies and other foods without seeing any strange side affects. (But if you want to keep it as an excuse to keep the smoothie all to yourself, then go for it!).

The other great thing about smoothies is that you can prepare them ahead of time and make lactation smoothie freezer packs for later! Just add your fruit and leafy greens to a ziplock bag or freezer-safe mason jar and add milk (or almond milk), and greek yogurt and dry ingredients when you’re ready to blend them.

Making smoothies in advance is a great way to prepare for baby’s arrival and something you can check off of your pregnancy checklist before the big day.

You can also customize them to what you want! Swap out mango for blueberry or make a green lactation smoothie with spinach! Enjoy blending these lactation smoothies up and sipping away!

Do Lactation Smoothies Really Work?

Lactation smoothies are often marketed toward nursing moms as a way to increase breast milk supply. While there is limited research specifically on lactation smoothies, some of the ingredients frequently used in these smoothies have been shown to increase milk production, such as oats and flaxseed.

It’s also important to remember that so many other factors, such as underlying health conditions and hormone levels, can also impact milk production.

So while lactation smoothies may be a yummy (and potentially helpful) addition to a nursing mother’s diet, they may not affect milk supply for everyone. 

It’s always best to check with your healthcare provider or lactation consultant if you have any concerns.

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How Often Should You Drink A Lactation Smoothie?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to how often you should drink a lactation smoothie. 

In general, lactation smoothies can be consumed daily as part of a balanced diet, but don’t rely on them solely for increasing milk supply.

If you’re a nursing mama and want to stay hydrated with a daily lactation smoothie, go for it!

What Can I Drink to Stimulate Breast Milk?

There are several drinks you can consume that may stimulate breast milk production. 

One of the most important things to remember is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. 

Other drinks that may help stimulate milk production include herbal teas, such as fenugreek, blessed thistle, and fennel tea. These teas contain phytoestrogens that can mimic the effects of estrogen, a hormone that plays a role in milk production.

Yummy Lactation Smoothies to Try

Here are some of the best lactation smoothie recipes I found. Make sure you click through the original sources for each lactation smoothie recipe.

chocolate peanut butter lactation smoothie

We’re Parents’ chocolate peanut butter banana lactation smoothie looks like something you would order at an ice cream parlor!

It is full of all-natural ingredients like cocoa powder and peanut butter, so breastfeeding moms can enjoy it, but so can spouses and other kids! Head to their site to grab the recipe for the peanut butter lactation smoothie!

strawberry lactation smoothie

This strawberry lactation smoothie from Yummy Toddler Food is perfect for a simple yet sophisticated drink. You may already have a lot of these ingredients in your refrigerator and pantry already, too.

yam lactation smoothie collage

Love Our Littles created a happy yammaries smoothie to keep those mammaries happy. I am a big fan of yams and think this smoothie looks amazing! She also includes a list of foods to stay away from that could decrease lactation, which is super helpful to know!

strawberry pineapple green lactation smoothie pack

Looking for something more tropical while increasing your milk supply? The strawberry pineapple green lactation smoothie pack from Birth Eat Love looks so refreshing and filling.

coffee lactation smoothie image with text over it

For those looking for a pick me up snack with a strong flavor, check out Michelle’s coffee lactation smoothie. This smoothie is packed with protein to help keep you full in between meals. And the instant coffee works as a great pick me up.

strawberry lactation smoothie with oat milk

This smoothie is for all of you active mamas who find it hard to get all of the right nutrients in your busy day. Jessica’s recipe at Healthy with a Chance of Sprinkles sounds like something worth trying out if you are for more of a traditional smoothie flavor with the added creaminess.

brownie batter lactation smoothie

Craving a chocolate lactation smoothie? When you want a sweet treat that can help your milk come in, this brownie batter protein lactation smoothie from Joyful Messes looks amazing! It includes a breastfeeding-safe protein powder to help fill you up too.

gingerbread lactation smoothie

Get festive with Milkdust’s gingerbread shake recipe. Curb your craving for gingerbread cookies with this yummy green lactation shake. Perfect for the holidays or gingerbread lovers!

Milkflow smoothie mix

Sometimes you just don’t have it in you to blend up ingredients for a smoothie and that’s where Milkflow comes in! It’s a lactation supplement drink mix. Just mix it with milk and ice and you have a delicious lactation milkshake / smoothie!

lactation smoothie for breastfeeding

Vigor it out claims her milk boosting smoothie can help increase your milk supply overnight! With ingredients like cashews, oats, and a frozen banana, it’s worth a shot!

carrot cake lactation smoothie

Abbey’s carrot cake smoothie is packed full of milk boosting foods like oatmeal, flax seed, and brewer’s yeast. This gluten-free and vegan smoothie from Abbey’s Kitchen would make a delicious breakfast or snack for nursing moms!

blueberry lactation smoothie

I am such a big fan of blueberry smoothies and this yummy blueberry version of a lactation smoothie from Making of Mom is full of blueberries and other health ingredients that can help get your milk flowing.

peanut butter lactation smoothie

Another delicious lactation smoothie from We’re Parents. This unique combination of flavors in the peanut butter apple pie lactation smoothie is perfect for peanut butter lovers!

four ingredient lactation smoothie

Keep it easy peasy with Coffee and Coos’ four-ingredient recipe. Check out her secret ingredient that can help breastfeeding moms boost your milk supply!

ingredients for a lactation smoothie to boost milk supply

Laptops and Naptimes shares her simple dairy and gluten-free lactation smoothie. Full of clean ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

chocolate lactation smoothie

The Chocolate Lactation Smoothie from Brittany at Eating Bird Food looks so yummy and is packed with nutrients. This would be such a refreshing drink for a nursing mama on a warm day.

Enjoy these yummy lactation recipes! Which one are you the most eager to try?