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Potassium Broth is a broth made up of potato skins, carrots, and celery. It is best sipped warm like tea, it will rejuvenate you and speed your recovery after childbirth. Don’t forget to add a tablespoon of whey into each cup, it will help you digest and absorb the potassium and other minerals in the broth. It helped lessen my postpartum bleeding on the days I remembered to drink it. Click here for the recipe.


The Weston A. Price Foundation recommends drinking up to one quart of raw milk per day when pregnant or nursing. Drinking raw milk or eating raw cheese while breastfeeding your baby will ensure that she receives adequate calcium and synergistic minerals. Raw milk was the answer to one mother’s low milk supply, read her story.


There are too many good things about egg yolks to list here, so I’ll just say that you really cannot eat too many. Asian women eat up to ten eggs a day for the first month of breastfeeding! The yolk is the best part of the egg since it is rich in choline, which is essential for your baby’s brain and nervous system development. Numerous eggs and egg yolks should be consumed during the first few weeks of breastfeeding when extra nutrition is essential.


Fermented Foods & Beverages like Kombucha are said to increase milk supply.


Omega 3 in fish and seafood fights postpartum depression. Omega-3 fatty acids is needed for healthy brains. The traditional human diet has been high in the Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish and seafood. These foods have a spectrum of nutrients that can help fill your nutritional needs no matter who you are. Wild fish and seafood are higher in Omega 3s than farmed and they are generally lower in toxins. Learn how to get more Omega-3’s in your diet, here.


With a foundation of homemade broths, hot soups and stews are easy to digest because they have been cooked slowly and both the meat and vegetables are soft and nutrients have been retained. They are nutritious and healing to anyone, anytime.


Soaked grains will give you fiber to help you stay regular after childbirth. Soaked oatmeal also will help increase your milk supply!


Coconut oil is one of the most healthy oils anyone can consume!  It is loaded with lauric acid, that wondrous fatty acid that is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal.  The human mammary gland produces lauric acid so that human infants get plenty of this magical fat to protect them from pathogens in their environment.


Cod liver oil provides Vitamin A and D for rich breast milk and also DHA which helps protect against postpartum depression. The fetus uses up DHA quickly during the last trimester and breastfeeding uses up DHA even more. If you struggle with postpartum depression I would reccommend taking cod liver oil to ward it off.


Butter increases the levels of antimicrobial short- and medium-chain fatty acids as well as cholesterol in breast milk. Cholesterol is so important to your baby that your breast milk contains a special enzyme to ensure that your baby absorbs one hundred percent of it. Cholesterol is critical to the formation of the brain and nervous system, as well as the digestive tract.

Click here to view the WAPF recommended diet for pregnant and nursing mothers.

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