Q: I'm a working mom of a 3-month-old (and 2-year-old) and I'm currently pumping 3x/day at work. I am often STARVING by the end of the day and feel like my milk supply suffers because of it. Can you recommend any filling, nutritious snacks that I can bring to work with me?
Sent by Elizabeth
Editor: Yes, given that you need at least 500 extra calories a day of high-protein, high-calcium food, it's very natural that you'd feel starving during the day while breastfeeding! Some ideas:
Greek yogurt (full-fat) and drinkable yogurts without added sugar. Whole avocado (just cut in half and eat with a squeeze of lemon and some salt). Nuts and sunflower seeds. Strips of cooked chicken.
Readers, what else would you suggest for Elizabeth?
Related: Parents Need to Eat Too by Debbie Koenig
(Image: Emma Christensen: How to Make Yogurt at Home)