Easy Lactation Muffins
Having a baby is one of the best and scariest moments of a new mom’s life. She now has the responsibility of a new born while recovering from the delivery. One of the worries that many new moms face is if they will have an adequate milk supply if they choose to breast feed. These easy lactation muffins can help keep up your milk supply and ease some of the worry.
If you already have a favorite muffin recipe, don’t worry as we will tell you how to turn your muffin recipe into lactation benefiting muffins without a lot of extra work. This will then allow you to enjoy your favorite treat with less guilt and have a handy snack on hand for when hunger strikes.
Whether you are new to motherhood or a seasoned mom, it is important to have a support person. This is one of the things I strongly recommend. Your support person can help you navigate the ups and downs of post-partum and nursing. Remember each pregnancy is different so you may find things easier or harder with another pregnancy.
Turn to your support person and be honest with them to help you through the rough patches and celebrate the victories. Leaning on this person will help you not to become discouraged and instead will provide insight from an objective point of view. Most hospitals and birthing centers have someone on staff or volunteers available to help you.
You also want to make sure that you are getting proper hydration and nutrition to support your body as it works to provide for your newborn.Certain foods can help increase lactation and the first thing you want to make sure is you are drinking enough water.
Make it a habit to have a bottle of water nearby when you are breast feeding. Try to aim for at least 64 ounces of water a day.
Once you are properly hydrated you can enjoy these delicious and easy lactation muffins . They are a great way to make sure you eat and provide your body with supplements to help your milk supply.
These lactation muffins can be made in advance and do can handle being frozen and defrosted when you are ready to eat them. By making a batch or two in advance you will always have one ready when hunger strikes. This is also a great treat to gift a new momma by preparing her a batch or two so she doesn’t have to.
Plus, being a mom is hard work and these delicious lactation muffins let you give yourself a reward for all your hard work while eating something that is beneficial for you and your baby. So take a few minutes to whip up these muffins or if you are lucky get your sister, friend, mother or husband to do it while you nap.
- 2 Muffin Mixes plus ingredients called for on muffin mix. (I used Betty Crocker pouches that made 6 muffins. If your muffin mix makes 12 then you will only need one.)
- 4 Tbsp Flax Seed
- 4 Tbsp Brewer’s Yeast
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease the wells of muffin/cupcake pan.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the muffin mix with the ingredients called for on the muffin mix.
- Add the brewer’s yeast, flax seed, and quick oats to the muffin mix, making sure to combine the ingredients together.
- Pour muffin mix into muffin/cupcake pan, dividing the mix between the 12 wells.
- Bake in oven on 425 degrees for 5 minutes and then lower the temperature to 375 degrees and continue baking for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
How to turn your favorite muffin recipe into lactation muffins
To your favorite muffin recipe, simply add 4 Tbsp Flax Seed, 4 Tbsp Brewer’s Yeast, and 1/2 cup quick oats for every 12 muffins your recipe makes.
If you are looking for some other muffin ideas that you can use with these lactation muffin tips, you can try the following muffin recipes: