Foods that Boost Breast Milk Production

Ever heard of lactogenic foods?  These are basically just foods that are chemically beneficial to the production of breast milk and could, potentially, help increase your milk supply.  Many moms struggle with low milk supply and producing enough breast milk to satisfy their baby.

This can sometimes be amplified by returning to work and/or not responding well to the breast pump while away from baby.  Other than nursing or pumping often, certain foods can naturally benefit lactation.  Whether you eat these foods raw or whip them up into a yummy cookie recipe is up to you.


  • Water
  • Lactation Teas
  • Coconut Water
  • Barley Water
  • Some imitation coffees
  • Ginger Ale


  • Carrots
  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Yams
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Watercress
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Peas
  • Beets
  • Oatmeal
  • Brown Rice
  • Barley
  • Most grains/legumes
  • Avocados
  • Raw almonds
  • Cashews
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Apricots
  • Green papaya
  • Parsley
  • Salmon

Spices & Herbs

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Onion
  • Basil
  • Fenugreek
  • Dill
  • Marjoram
  • Turmeric
  • Fennel

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