These easy pear and blueberry muffins are a great alternative to lactation cookies and work hard to boost your milk supply.
Keep them in a sealed container by your bed so that you can reach for them during nursing sessions.
I know how hungry new nursing moms can get!
Muffins are easy to bake and they keep your energy levels up, especially important when breastfeeding. They are so versatile and come in so many flavours and sizes. These muffins call for a couple of jars of this healthy baby food to keep the muffins moist.
These simple blueberry and pear lactation muffins are not overly sweet, feel healthy, and are full of fenugreek which is sure to help boost your milk supply.
Benefits of consuming these easy blueberry and pear lactation muffins
If you are a nursing mother I am sure that you’ve felt mid feed a sudden pang of hunger, especially during marathon stretches of cluster feeds.
I remember nursing for five hours straight, feeling ok one minute, only to feel faint with what felt like a hole in my tummy.
These easy blueberry and pear lactation muffins saved me multiple times.
For starters, they have just the right level of calories to sustain you during a nursing session, not to mention they are full of fenugreek; a known lactogenic herb.
If blueberries are not your flavour, you can easily substitute them for raspberries.
These muffins work just as well with raspberries. You can either make one of the other, or do an extra large mix and do one of each. They freeze well, although I believe you won’t have a problem eating these blueberry and pear lactation muffins in a short space of time.
Do you know your lactogenic foods? Are you consuming enough to support your milk supply?
If you are planning to nurse, it is so important to be informed about how food can either aid or hinder your milk supply. This extensive list is a great place to start. You can scan the names of all the food products, and see what you are already consuming in your normal diet or adjust your eating habits to accommodate some of these great lactogenic herbs and foods.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour or einkorn flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp mineral rich salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
- 8 fenugreek capsules (open to get the powder)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 jars of Beech-nut Pear and Blueberries jars
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line muffin trays with cupcake cases.
- Mix together butter, Beech-Nut jars, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl: flour, oats, baking soda, brewer’s yeast, fenugreek powder, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl and then add dry mixture to wet mixture.
- Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the middle cupcakes comes out clean.
These muffins are the perfect fix for hungry nursing moms. They help to boost milk supply while keeping your hunger at bay. Postpartum nursing is hungry business!
I have never tried these with homemade puree or alternative fruit jars. However, I think they should work if you picked another flavor from here. Do let me know if the comments if you go with a different flavor.
Other simple recipes for nursing mothers
This polenta recipe is great fast breakfast recipe full of goodness, and can be prepared sweet or savoury. It is an easy recipe to adapt to the needs of your family. You can add in fenugreek along with nuts and seeds to boost its lactation support benefits.