Galactagogues Galore!

I’ve spent many mornings frantically eating a giant bowl of oatmeal, followed by my fenugreek pill and then waiting 15 minutes before taking my More Milk Plus tincture. It’s exhausting to say the least and I know that you know what I’m talking about.

Once upon a time, my mother came to help me once my daughter was born. My mom made me two things everyday: salmon and papaya soup, and dates with spanish peanuts tea. I swear both helped me tremendously. I had plenty of milk. Then 7 weeks in, my mom had to go home and left me with a box of recipes to continue making milk. I haven’t been on top of the recipes because let’s face it, it’s hard being a full time stay at home mom and have a full time work from home job too.

Since my daughter turned 13 weeks old, I’ve been panicky about my milk supply. She unlatches and cries a scold to tell me that the milk is not coming fast enough for her, or that it’s bone dry. It breaks my heart, b-r-e-a-k-s my h-e-a-r-t. So when this washes over me, I dig and dig for ways to boost my milk production.

This morning. It hit me like nobody’s business.

Galactagogue+Galactagogue+Galactagogues

Oatmeal+Salmon+Sesame Seeds plus brewers yeast and butter

Yes salmon in your oatmeal. If you love salmon, this savory oatmeal recipe is going to warm your insides and kickstart your milk-making day.

I basically cook the salmon the night before with butter and salt and pepper (4 minutes on each side) then add it to my oatmeal the next morning. As I write this, I start to think that sounds unappealing but it’s really not, I swear!

As for the brewers yeast and sesame seeds, I just get them from Amazon because well, you know, shopping with a baby in tow and without a car is just asking to pull my own hair out.

I thoroughly enjoy this each time I have it. Frankly, I’m a little surprised.

There are lots of other milk inducing foods,  hands and teas! I will post more soon.

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