Beyond the pink drink: power foods to boost your milk supply

Pink drink is rumored to boost milk supply

This summer the internet was buzzing about a certain pink drink garnished with strawberries that, to the anecdote of many lactating mamas, increases milk production. This got us wondering what other foods and drinks will help a mama boost her milk supply? Spectra posed the question, and here are some of the responses…

Milk Tea

Spectra mama Robyn shared her recipe for milk tea: “1/3 condensed milk, 1/3 milk, 1/3 hot water with 2 tablespoons of milk powder. Don’t forget the tea bag of your choice!” Sounds delicious!

Photo reads, Anytime is a good time for tea. Steep your favorite tea in a blend of condensed milk, hot water, and milk powder to increase milk supply, says one mom.

Big Salads

Kimberly recommends making big spinach salads: “I mean big like a mixing bowl size salad. Lots of yummy ways to dress them up like red capsicum, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onion, avocado (also really good for your milk) and danish feta! Or in a frying pan melt some butter and add mushrooms, spring onion and tomatoes and pour over spinach and add crumbled goat feta on top. I also mix Moroccan spice into the veggies as they’re cooking. I also find that melon helps.”

A huge salad with plenty of greens may increase milk supply

Salads have endless potential, really

According to Virginie, she makes “a magical salad with raw kale, cucumber, broccoli, spring onions, almonds, lemon, olive oil and feta. As far as I’m concerned… unbelievable (and yum)!”

Can you possibly have too much of a good thing? Virginie warns it “might be worth mentioning that it’s preferable checking baby’s tolerance to raw kale and broccoli before having too much!”

Worcestershire sauce

According to Krystyna, “one that always made my milk increase heaps was Worcestershire sauce, believe it or not because it has barley malt in it. I would put it in stews.”

Some claim Worcestershire sauce increases milk supply

We’ve even tried it on salads 🙂

Serve oatmeal with coconut milk

Oatmeal has long been credited for increasing milk supply. Emily says “oatmeal with coconut milk & blueberries do the trick for me.” (Did you know the pink drink has a coconut milk base?)

Brewer’s yeast

Dustyn recommends adding brewer’s yeast into cookie recipes, but has one very important warning… “be aware they can make bub fart heaps if you have too many!”

Oatmeal cookies made with brewers yeast may be the power food to increase milk supply - but be careful not to have too many!

Try making some oatmeal cookies with brewers yeast!

Have you tried any of these supply-boosting foods and drinks? Have another recommendation? Let us know in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “Beyond the pink drink: power foods to boost your milk supply

  1. Trisha Longley says:

    Mother love more milk special blend capsules work wonders for me. I take 2- 2xs a day and I don’t run out of milk!

  2. ruslana.bila7 says:

    Milo does the trick for me, it has barley malt in it. I usually have a couple of cups a day and it’s working wonders.

  3. Angela Cameron says:

    My milk supply was very poor and the baby wasn’t getting bottle. I tried fenugreek capsules, mother’s milk tea, and many other remedies but Healthy nursing tea did great help and now I am producing enough supply to satisfy my little one.

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