What Recipes Can a New Mom Make While Nursing?

updated Sep 30, 2020
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Q: New mom here. I am looking for recipes that I can stop and start throughout in case the baby wakes. For example, making anything that requires more than five minutes or so of continuous hands-on time will not work.

My oven has a timer that will shut the oven off after a specified amount of time, so that is helpful in case I get stuck in a feeding.

Sent by Andrea

Editor: Hands down your best option is going to be the slow cooker. Do the prep whenever you can find a free moment and add the ingredients to the slow cooker to run overnight. Sure, it’s a more passive form of cooking, but you get to reap all the benefits: a warm, delicious meal, and uninterrupted time with your little one.

In that same vein, other hands-off cooking methods are going to work best with your requirements. Braising, stewing, and slow simmers don’t need much tending to and only require an occasional peek and stir during the majority of the cooking process.

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