Being a new mom comes with a ton of new choices to make and challenges to meet. So, whether you’ve decided to breastfeed or not, if you’re a new mom, you need good food to stay fueled up for whatever parenting throws at you. You can always use a handy friend. Help is here with Snap’s Top 5 Food Friends for New Moms!
Best Friends for Breakfast: Berries & Greek Yogurt
Berries have a ton of vitamin C – which helps to boost mom’s immune system and helps baby with healthy bone development. Greek Yogurt is a tasty way to replenish mom’s calcium supply.
Brunch Buddies: Eggs & Beef
Both eggs and beef are pretty super foods for breastfeeding moms. Both are high in protein and nutrient-dense with tons of good stuff like folate, iron, zinc, and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids!
Dinner Friends: Salmon & Almonds
Oily fish like salmon and mackerel are a great source of omega-3 and DHA for new mom and baby. Nuts and seeds like walnuts, pepitas, and almonds contain the DHA precursor – alpha-linolenic acid.
Best Friends for Energy: Avocado & Brown Rice
Both avocados and brown rice are a tasty way to get more healthy fiber and healthy fats into your diet. Avocados also help baby absorb certain types of vitamins and brown rice helps mom’s energy stay steady while also containing hormone-stimulating properties and helping with increasing milk supply.
Best Friends for Flavor: Garlic & Sesame Seeds
Think of garlic and sesame seeds as the guardians of the galactagogues. Garlic and sesame seeds both contain compounds that help with stimulating immune health and, in moderation, have been shown to increase milk supply.
What are your favorite new mom go-to meals? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!