As a breastfeeding mom, you may have to consume more calories to maintain your energy levels. However, the good thing is you are not required to follow a special breastfeeding diet since the amount of breast milk a lactating mom produces depends on supply and demand, not what food they eat. Still, it is wise to eat balanced meals containing nutrient-rich foods to satisfy the seemingly insatiable appetite that comes with it, especially when the baby is going through a growth spurt. A lactating woman's body will prioritise making nutritious breast milk regardless of what she is eating. The nutrition needs of mom and the baby can be met with healthy food choices and adequate calories. It is important for lactating women to eat healthy food in order to feed their babies properly. Breast milk is made from the nutrients they store in their body as well as those they eat. So eating healthy food will be beneficial for moms as well as babies. 

Here are two delicious and simple recipes for lactating moms mentioned below:

1. Beetroot Pulao Garnished with Coriander Leaves: Tasty and Healthy at the Same Time


This is an ideal food recipe for breastfeeding moms with superb taste and easy-to-make

 Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of rice
  • 1½ Cup of water
  • 1  Finely chopped beetroot
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1½ tsp Coriander powder
  • 1½ Chopped green chilli 
  • ¼ Cup of chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt according to your preferred taste
  • 5 Bunches of English spinach

Method:

  • First of all, you will need to heat the oil in a pan 
  • Once the oil got heated, add the cumin seeds, chilli, beetroot, salt and coriander powder to it
  • Now cook the added Ingredients for 3 to 4 minutes then add the rice and cook it for 2 minutes
  • Now you have to add some water and cook it till the rice is properly done
  • The last thing is to garnish the beetroot pulao with coriander leaves and serve it hot

2. Moong Dal Chilla: Simple and Convenient Dish Full Of Nutritions

This easily digestible vegetarian breastfeeding recipe is a good option for newbie-mommies

Ingredients:

  • ½ Green moong dal, soaked overnight
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Chopped green chilli
  • ½ tsp Cumin powder
  • 1½  tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Chilli powder
  • ¼ Cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil 
  • Salt according to your preferred taste

Method:

  • At first, grind the moong dal with some water and put it in a big bowl
  • Now add all the ingredients in the chilla batter which you kept in the bowl
  • The next step is to heat a flat pan and grease it with the oil
  • Now pour a spoonful of the batter and spread it nicely on the pan
  • You need to properly cook the chilla on both sides

At last, serve the hot chilla with green chutney or any sauce of your choice

The above-mentioned dishes are rich in nutrients that could boost a breastfeeding mom's milk supply and help her cope with low energy levels. Lactating moms and their babies benefit from the nutrients they get from these foods. Breast milk is the only source of essential nutrients for the baby's growth and development, so make sure to eat all foods in moderation which provide some good nutrition to the body.