As you probably would know, breastfeeding is enormously nutritious for your baby.
I am not going to put up the same nutritional value information with you. Let’s know about some breastmilk recipes your baby would love!
I recently came upon a wonderful TEDx talk about the benefits of mother’s feed presented by Katie Indie and some of the facts I came upon research studies. So prepared to be amazed in the end!
Babies survive and thrive because their mother’s milk is their food, medicine and signal.
Did you know that breast milk change according to your baby’s age and gender? This is because your baby’ growth and development needs change too.
Researchers are trying to synthesize a component in breast milk called HAMLET ( human alpha-lactalbumin made lethal to tumour cells) cause tumour cells to die!
The WHO and UNICEF have recommended mothers to breastfeed their children for at least 2 years. Children who have longer breastfed develop higher intelligence than those who are breastfed for a shorter time.
Do you know that King Tut built a lavish tomb to honour his wet nurse?
No wonder, why is it is also called liquid gold! Actually, a New York restaurant is making cheese out of breastmilk and selling it and the flavour depends on what the mother eats?
Now coming to the questions in your mind, Can I do cheese of out of breastmilk? Can I do any other breastmilk recipes and give to my baby? If yes, how should I store it and cook?
Come on supermoms, let’s dive straight into the healthy recipes you can make out of your breast milk.
1. Pureed Sweet Potatoes With Breast Milk
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time : 5 Minutes
Sweet potatoes – 1 or 2
Breast milk – 1/2 cup
- Wash the sweet potatoes and peel them.
- Cut them into small slices.
- Boil water in a saucepan and allow them to cook for 15 minutes.
- Blend them into a fine paste.
- Add the breastmilk into the puree.
- Serve your baby! The simple recipe isn’t it?
2. Breastmilk Oats Porridge
Breast milk- 1/2 cup
Rolled oats – 3 tablespoons
- Add the rolled oats to the blender and blend them until they reach a good consistency.
- Add oats and breastmilk in 1:2 ratio respectively.Eg.if you add 1/2 cup of oats add 1 cup of breastmilk.
- Heat the pan and add them and keep stirring for 3 to 4 minutes.
- After cooking, add the Apple Puree.
- Serve your cute little one with the nutritious breastmilk recipes!
3. Breast Milk Pancakes
- Mashed, ripe banana- 1
- Breast milk-1 cup
- Egg -1
- Melted coconut oil- 2 teaspoons
- Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
- Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
- Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
- Butter for greasing
Additions – raisins, nuts, chia seeds ( if your baby is able to chew, or else grind them well to make a fine powder.), a vanilla extract of your baby won’t catch a cold easily!
Banana substitutes- sweet potatoes,apple
- Add mashed banana, milk, egg, coconut oil in a mixing bowl.
- Whisk the wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl. Whisk the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together.
- Grease the frying pan with butter in medium-low heat. Add the rounded shaped batter, approximately 1-2 tablespoons for each pancake. Cook until you see bubbles forming in the surface.
- Flip on the other side until they turn golden brown.
- Serve your baby!
4. Breastmilk Popsicles- Natural Remedy For Teething Pain
- Pump or express breast milk.
- Pour breast milk into an icecube tray which is BPA free.
- If the spaces are large, fill 1/2 of breastmilk.
- Once frozen, take the breast milk cube and
- Place into a mesh feeder bag.
- Give it to your baby and watch them get relief for their teething pain.
5. Avacado Breastmilk Puree
Organic Avacado -1
Breastmilk – 1/2 cup
- Mash the Avacado with a mixer.
- Mix with breastmilk to reach a good consistency.
If you are a working woman, you are surely looking for ways to make sure your baby can get all the breastmilk’s nutrients.
Even when you are away from home, just look up to spice the menu with creative breastmilk recipes. Millets is a healthy choice for your baby if it is more than 9 months old.
Tips To Store Breast Milk
- Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water before expressing breast milk.
- Store breast milk in a cleaned, capped, BPA free container.
- Don’t store breast milk in disposable water bottles. Label the container with date. Place the container in the back of the refrigerator where it stays coolest.
- You can add freshly expressed breast milk to frozen milk you expressed the SAME DAY! Don’t add warm milk as it will make the milk to thaw. Keep in mind that research states that the longer you store breast milk in the freezer, the greater the loss of vitamin C. Read my previous article on the best diet list for 6 month baby!