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Best foods for a new breastfeeding momma and baby?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 15, 2010 at 2:13 PM

One of my dear friends just gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl, and I'm so thrilled.

She respects my/our dietary philosophy more than most and also loves my cooking, so I was going to bring a few easy meals over in the next couple of weeks. I tried doing some research on good postpartum foods for nursing mommas and it's the usual whole grains and lean meats. Blergh.

Are there any traditional foods that are especially beneficial to momma and baby in this trying, busy time? Bonus points if it's easy to make ahead and freeze/reheat, etc.

I already know to avoid anything too spicy and pungent.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on March 24, 2011
at 07:44 PM

Ditto on the olives. This sounds great!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on August 17, 2010
at 02:30 PM

I actually make something very similar to this quiche in muffin cups. Thanks for the suggestion...I've never thought about adding olives. Mmm.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 16, 2010
at 05:06 PM

Whatever you make, bring a bottle of red wine too! Having a glass of wine will help her relax and bring the milk down when the baby is nursing!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 15, 2010
at 10:50 PM

no teets here, but ill take some quiche. rad.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on August 15, 2010
at 03:58 PM

Okay, I'm salivatin' here.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 15, 2010
at 03:49 PM

Sounds good @gilliebean! Might try that for lunch today.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on August 15, 2010
at 03:03 PM

I make crustless spinach quiche for my mother-friends. Full of good stuff for a breastfeeding mother and very easy to reheat.

Here is my recipe. Please credit if you repost. ;)

Gillie's Favourite??Crustless??Spinach??Quiche??

Makes??eight??(8)??servings?? ????

  • 1?????? 16??oz??pkg???? chopped??frozen??spinach??
  • 10???? large??eggs??
  • 1?????? cup???? ?? milk (preferably pastured and raw)??
  • 1?????? cup???? ?? gorgonzola??or??feta??
  • 1/2????12??oz??jar???? bruschetta??
  • 8????????green??olives??(stuffed??with??jalapenos - optional),??chopped??
  • parmesan??cheese?? ????

Cook??chopped??spinach??according??to??package??directions??for??stovetop.????Drain??well.?? Mix??egg??and??milk.????Beat??or??whisk??well.????Butter/grease??rectangular??glass??pan.????Place??layer??of spinach,??then??layer??of??cheese,??then??layer??of??bruschetta,??the??layer??of??chopped??olives.????Pour egg/milk??mixture??over??layers.????Sprinkle??parmesan??over??top???????as??much??as??desired.

Bake??at??350???F???????375???F??for??40??minutes??or??until??a??knife??inserted comes out clean. Cut??into??eight??pieces. Serve??hot??or??store??covered??in??fridge.????Yum!??

You can omit anything spicy, like the olives. Or use olives stuffed with something else.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 15, 2010
at 10:50 PM

no teets here, but ill take some quiche. rad.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 15, 2010
at 03:49 PM

Sounds good @gilliebean! Might try that for lunch today.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on August 15, 2010
at 03:58 PM

Okay, I'm salivatin' here.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on August 17, 2010
at 02:30 PM

I actually make something very similar to this quiche in muffin cups. Thanks for the suggestion...I've never thought about adding olives. Mmm.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on March 24, 2011
at 07:44 PM

Ditto on the olives. This sounds great!

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 16, 2010
at 02:57 AM

Most paleo foods are rather healthy. If it were me, I'd think about areas where her current diet might lack, like maybe saturated fat or meat. Or maybe she could use some magnesium or vitamin D since most americans lack that in their diet. I'd also target her psychological state by considering her preferences. Make something she really likes. It will make her feel better and she will eat more of it. -Eva

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