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How to Make Lactation Energy Bites

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You can make delicious no-bake lactation energy bites at home very easily! Energy bites (aka energy balls) are a nutritious way to increase breast milk supply fast while also helping you drop the baby weight.

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What are Lactation Energy Bites?

Energy bites are a tasty (and often nutrient dense) treat that usually consist of oats and coconut oil, with many other healthy ingredients added in as well. These health-food snacks need to be kept in the fridge to remain firm and can make a great snack or dessert any time of day!

Energy balls are a popular health food snack that can be made in large batches quickly at home. They are a delicious pre or post workout snack as well as a yummy sweet treat to end a meal. I have a Tupperware on hand in the fridge at all times!

Some of my favorite energy balls right now are these tasty chocolate lactogenic energy balls.

Energy bites are usually low-calorie, can be filled with antioxidants, and can be easily filled with galactagogues.

lactogenic energy balls with dates oats and figs to increase breast milk supply

What are galactagogues?

If you are unfamiliar with that term as a breastfeeding mama get to love it now! A galactagogue is a food or supplement known to naturally increase breast milk supply. There are many lactogenic foods that can help to increase your breast milk supply fast.

There are also anti-lactogenic foods that you should be avoiding right now because they can actually decrease your milk supply!

Anti-Lactogenic Foods to Avoid:

  • soft drinks and all carbonated beverages
  • coffee, black tea, green tea
  • Aspartame
  • Citric juices and Vitamin C supplements

RELATED: The Best Supplements to Increase Breast Milk Supply Fast!

lactogenic energy balls with dates oats and figs to increase breast milk supply

What Lactogenic Foods are Included in These Lactation Energy Bites?

These are the absolutely most galactagogue filled energy bites I’ve ever created! They pack a wallop of lactogenic ingredients into one tasty little ball.


The 2 Most Lactogenic Fruits

The most lactogenic fruits are:

  • figs
  • dates
  • apricots

So in this recipe I’ve included both dates and figs for a naturally sweet way to boost your milk supply. Dates are a superfood that also happen to be a good source of potassium, iron, and fluorine.

According to BBC Goodfood, “Figs are high in natural sugarsminerals and soluble fiber. Figs are rich in minerals including potassiumcalcium,magnesiumiron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and K that contribute to health and wellness.”


Flax Meal

One of the most commonly known galactagogues is flax seed. Flax has a pretty mild but nutty flavor and is easy to include in all your lactogenic smoothies and overnight oats for a quick boost to your milk supply. I use this flax meal here.

Flax meal is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is also a great source for fiber and protein! All 3 of those nutrients are vitally important during breastfeeding in the postpartum period.

Protein is the macronutrient responsible for rebuilding your muscle tissue, repairing your organs, and rebuilding every cell in your body. It is equally important to building every organ and cell in your growing baby’s body!

If you are concerned you might not be getting enough protein at this vitally important time for healing your own body and growing baby’s it’s a great idea to add in some super healthy protein powder to your breastfeeding diet.

Protein powder is an easy and fast way to make sure you’re getting enough protein even while you’re a super busy and exhausted new mom. My favorite super clean protein powders are:

  1. Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder. The first protein powder with pretty strong galactagogues right in the ingredient list! Plus I’ve got a custom 20% off your first order code just for my readers! Enter VIGORITOUT20 at checkout. Learn all about Majka and why it’s great for breastfeeding moms in this post!
  2. Ora Organics So Lean and So Clean. This protein powder is low sugar, low carb, and high protein! Many of the ingredients in So Lean and So Clean are very high in essential fatty acids which are extremely important to keeping your milk nutritionally dense and rich and satisfying for your baby.

RELATED: The Best Protein Shakes for Milky Mamas



Oatmeal is known as a galactagogue that can increase milk supply in some women. Oatmeal is high in iron and another great source of protein.

All oats are great for you but old-fashioned rolled oats are much less processed than instant oats and thus have more nutrients. I used old-fashioned rolled oats when making this recipe.


Lactation Protein Powder

There are a handful of protein powders that are safe for moms and their breastfed babies. When picking a protein powder while breastfeeding it is a great idea to aim for either a plant-based protein or whey protein.

Avoid common baby allergens like:

  • soy
  • dairy
  • gluten

The protein powder included in these lactation energy bites made it onto the list of included galactagogues because there is finally a protein powder on the market with galactagogues included right on the ingredient list! They’re called Majka and they make their products with moms in mind.

Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder includes a lactation blend that include fennel and fenugreek. Very well-known galactagogues that work well to boost milk supply for most mamas. Fennel and fenugreek are included in most Mother’s Milk teas to increase breast milk supply.

You can substitute any protein powder that you love into this recipe. But if you want to give Majka a try I can offer you 20% off your first order with a custom code I scored for my readers. Just enter VIGORITOUT20 at checkout! Check out Majka here now.

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