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Good breastfeeding snacks

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Blamenargles Fri 01-Aug-14 20:23:13

DS2 is 1day im trying to breastfeed, but im starving just about to do an online shop. I need so good snack ideas that i can eat at the same time. That are healthy ish and filling

Ethelswith Fri 01-Aug-14 20:31:06


Lots of sugar/syrup for instant hit, but oats for slower. My DMum used to make tonnes of it for me - there are bough versions, it it's also quick and easy to make once you have a bit of energy/time back.

bakingtins Fri 01-Aug-14 20:40:40

Do you have someone willing to bake for you? You could order the ingredients for lactation cookies ( rolled oats, flax seed, brewer's yeast plus the usual flour, sugar, butter etc) and ask someone to whip up a batch until you are in baking mode yourself. Loads of variations on the recipe on the internet if you google.


Blamenargles Fri 01-Aug-14 20:46:19

Loving the sound of flapjack and cookies might have to get my grandma on the task till I have time to bake again.

Are nuts ok?

crikeybadger Fri 01-Aug-14 21:33:00

Nuts are great, especially if covered in chocolate!

Cereal bars are also good, raisins, apricots, yoghurt? Oat cakes and peanut butter or cheese?

Blamenargles Sat 02-Aug-14 08:56:25

Also what food would've best to avoid

mrscog Sat 02-Aug-14 09:00:10

I don't really think there are any foods to avoid if you're not having any problems (except loads of booze in one go). Just eat what you fancy, this is a time to be kind to yourself.

bakingtins Sat 02-Aug-14 09:04:06

You don't need to avoid anything food-wise. some women do find their babies seem to react to certain foods via breast milk, but it's very individual.
I like those 2 min porridge sachet for breakfast, another dose of oats which are supposed to be good for supply, filling and quick.

Blamenargles Sat 02-Aug-14 16:56:55

thank you everyone my mum just been and dropped a bar of chocolate off never been so happy to see chocolate blush

shoofly Sat 02-Aug-14 19:22:04

these breakfast bars are fantastic if you can manage them or get someone else to bake you a batch. They are the laziest type of baking imaginable. I buy a 4 seed mix from and a berries and raisin mix from Tesco and use those.

Blamenargles Sat 02-Aug-14 20:21:41

they look so good thry csn ho on next weeks shopping list, cant believe how hungry its making me

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