Simple Healthy Snacks for the Breastfeeding Mom

When we become a new mom our focus is on taking care of and tending to our little one. Not only are we supporting them emotionally but also physically through breastfeeding. Amazingly, we need more calories to breastfeed than we did to grow baby in our womb.

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Getting in those additional calories can be very challenging to get in healthy foods as a new mom. There is limited time available to prepare or even get to the kitchen as we are continuously meeting our newborn’s needs. As challenging as it may be, we still need to consume healthy foods to nourish and take care of ourselves, so we are able to care for our family and not become physically or emotionally depleted.

Simple and Healthy Snack Ideas

Turkey or Beef Stick (nitrate free)

Protein bar like a Lara Bar

Protein Shake in Shaker Bottle

Boiled Egg

Cheese Stick

Avocado or Guacamole

Raw Nuts

Pre-made Meatball warmed up

Pumpkin Seeds

Apple with Almond or Peanut Butter

Carrots and Hummus

Yogurt

Banana and Peanut (or Almond) Butter with Hemp Seeds rolled up in a tortilla

 

 

MelanieMelanie is the Wellness Coordinator for Willowsong Midwifery Care, a Certified Health Coach (through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and AADP), and more importantly a mom of 3 small children. She is very passionate about empowering moms and children in attaining overall health and wellness and loves supporting Willowsong Families with health classes, free initial prenatal consults, information via blogging and much more! Melanie approaches health from a holistic perspective, meaning that she believes each component of our lives creates our overall health and wellness. You are welcome to connect with Melanie anytime via email (Melanie@Food4Thoughtdm.com).

Please don’t just take Melanie’s experience…as always consult with your medical professional and your own self understanding when making health decision; Melanie is not a medical professional, a nutritionist or dietician. She does not hold a degree in medicine, dietetics, or nutrition. Melanie makes no claim to any specialized medical training, nor does she dispense medical advice or prescriptions. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, preconception or pregnancy health. It is intended to be provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes ONLY. Please consult with your doctor or wellness team if you have questions and then make your own well-informed decisions based upon what is best for your unique genetics, culture, conditions, and stage of life.

she dispense medical advice or prescriptions. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, preconception or pregnancy health. It is intended to be provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes ONLY. Please consult with your doctor or wellness team if you have questions and then make your own well-informed decisions based upon what is best for your unique genetics, culture, conditions, and stage of life.