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Breastfeeding super foods & snacks?

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littleraysofsunshine Tue 11-Feb-14 09:43:21

My downfall is snacks. I Need to think if some!

adagio Tue 11-Feb-14 09:49:44

Hob nobs
Loads and loads of water or very weak squash
more flapjack
oat so simple pots (easy to make up and filling) or sachet plus milk if you have a sling/put down able baby
massive pot of stew then frozen in portions - microwave and eat with a spoon
Heinz soup tube things where you just add water from the kettle

Anything oaty is apparently good for your milk, by the way

Have fun :-) I miss the early days!

worldgonecrazy Tue 11-Feb-14 09:54:11

Individually wrapped brioche from Aldi or Lidl.
Posh squash - I love Rocks Organics.
White wine.
Cake of any description.

I found myself craving carbs and fats, and I was shocked by how hungry I was - table manners went out of the window, I just needed to get food into my mouth as fast as possible.

littleraysofsunshine Tue 11-Feb-14 10:44:03

I'm a busy mum of a three yr old, 20mo, and 13day old son! So I tend to forget about my needs then feel awful for it!

I will look into baking my own flapjack.

Need to get slow cooker back out too. What's not good for baby? I can't remember from my girls.. As in causes gas etc

tiktok Tue 11-Feb-14 12:39:59

Eat what you like, sunshine. It's very rare that anything in the mother's diet is definitely linked to symptoms in the baby, other than cases of allergy.

adagio Tue 11-Feb-14 20:29:19

use the mums net recipe for flapjack which has condensed milk in it so it stays soft….its lush!

minipie Wed 12-Feb-14 15:12:50

Nuts (I used to eat lots of bags of almonds, cashews, brazils)

Eggs (hard boil a batch and keep in fridge)

Cheese and apple

I ate a lot of pork pies and salami

dinkystinky Wed 12-Feb-14 15:13:46

Pitta bread and houmous
apple and cheese slices
aim for some protein with carbs for slow energy release

donttellalfred Wed 12-Feb-14 19:31:44

My staples are dried apricots and almonds. I used to keep bowls of them by the bed in the early days. Also flapjacks and bananas.

This thread is making me hungry whilst bfing ds2 to sleep!

AnythingNotEverything Thu 13-Feb-14 14:27:56

Cake. And biscuits. And more cake.

Anything you can eat with one hand and doesn't need cooking or slicing.

gelati3 Thu 13-Feb-14 14:35:16

Avocados, oatcakes and cheese, almonds, cashew nuts, toast and banana. Try to avoid sugary snacks and white carbs, they will make you tired.

imissredwine Sat 15-Feb-14 12:04:41

Toast and marmite.
Cubes of cheddar.
Definitely flap jack.
Mint sauce on everything.

And I agree with the table manners comment, worldgonecrazy. If you need to eat it has to be right now.

Babytalkobsession Sat 15-Feb-14 22:17:12

Cadbury's Creme eggs were £1.50 for a 6 pack in Co-op recently. I was getting through about 3 a day smile

Eaten a lot of dried apricots, oatcakes, cereal bars and BabyBels over the last few weeks too.

mrsbug Sat 15-Feb-14 22:19:26

Horlicks before bed every night used to keep me from starving to death during night feeds

MetellaEstMater Mon 17-Feb-14 02:33:05

I picked up this recipe from a low sugar thread on here:

Mash two large bananas
Add one cup oats
Add half a cup of seeds, dried fruit, goji berries, chocolate chips or whatever takes your fancy!
Bake at 170 for ten minutes

So simple and you can make them a healthy as you like. I also add 1/4 cup of protein powder to a batch to make them extra filling.

Bodicea Mon 17-Feb-14 02:42:09

Have been eating porridge with almonds seeds and dried fruit every morning. Feeling v pleased with self that oaty is good for it,
Also love Nairns chocolate oatcakes

littleraysofsunshine Mon 17-Feb-14 12:17:34

My body just craves rubbish ;(
Biscuits etc

I've been having porridge/ wheatabix with honey for breakfast, sandwich for lunch an cups of de caf tea. And some glasses of water. But then I just have an urge to snack or rubbish

Pinter Mon 17-Feb-14 12:25:38

You can 'drink' a tinned fruit salad from a mug. Healthy! shock

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