I mentioned in this blog post that I tried my best to boost and maintain my milk supply for breastfeeding Emily right out of the gate. I wrote all about my past breastfeeding experience in this post and I always struggled with supply until now.
There are so many contributors to a women’s breastmilk supply and I’m most definitely NOT qualified to provide any medically sound advice however I did want to share a lactation ball recipe that has ingredients that are said to help boost or support milk supply!
That being said, these are simply delicious even for those of us who may not be lactating 😉
No Bake Lactation Balls
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chunks
Other optional add in’s are Brewers Yeast, Coconut flakes, or nuts. You may need to add a bit more peanut butter and honey if you are adding more dry ingredients into the mix to ensure they will be sticky enough to roll into balls.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir together. The mixture will be quite sticky and that is good!
- Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and roll into small balls, a little smaller than a golf ball.
- Store in the fridge and enjoy!
A few helpful tips:
-Don’t leave the mixture in the fridge for more than 30 minutes before rolling into balls. It will become too firm and be difficult to roll into balls.
-If you don’t have an adjustable measuring cup like this, get one! It’s so helpful when measuring out honey, molasses or peanut butter. It scrapes down the sides for you making sure your measuring is accurate when following a recipe!