Can You Recommend Filling, Nutritious Snacks for a Breastfeeding Mom?

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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 ElizabethEditor: 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)

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