The Best Breastfeeding Snack for Your Postpartum Body

Whether you’re preparing a postpartum recovery to-do list for yourself, or you’re putting together a new mom survival kit for a friend, be sure to add breastfeeding snacks to your shopping cart.

Something you might not realize about nursing is that it burns a significant number of calories. In fact, studies show breastfeeding moms require around an extra 450 – 500 calories a day.

With that said, the most important thing is to make sure you’re getting the correct number of calories for your body–even if you’re not eating specific “breastfeeding snacks.”

Whether in the middle of the day or late at night, I would grab a handful of these to snack on while feeding our littles.

Blue Diamond Almonds

These are jam-packed with great vitamins and nutrients, plus they can also help with breastmilk supply.

Dried Apricots

Supernola Organic Clusters

Made with nuts, seeds, and other antioxidant superfoods, the chewy clusters by Supernola Clusters are a yummy and healthy breastfeeding snack.

Greek Yogurt

Studies show that women can lose 3 – 5% of bone mass while nursing and Greek Yogurt can also help by boosting your calcium intake.

These lactation bars by Munchkin Milkmakers are not only a dairy-free breastfeeding snack, but they’re also gluten-free!

Munchkin Milkmakers Lactation Bars

Milk Drunk Protein Powder

One of our top picks for a healthy breastfeeding snack is smoothies.

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