Many moms have questions about what they should be eating in order to make more milk. In general, you should feel free to eat whatever you are hungry for and drink to thirst. That being said, some foods are nutrient dense, which means that they have a lot of nutrients per serving.
Your milk supply will be of good quality whether or not you eat well. But, it is important to take care of yourself by making healthy food choices. Try your best to eat a well balanced diet and continue to take your prenatal vitamins as long as you are breastfeeding.
Finding time to prepare nutritious foods can be difficult when you are caring for a baby. Try to keep cut up fruits and veggies on hand to snack on rather than bagged snacks. Trail mix or protein bars are also a good choice. Keep your “nursing station” stocked with snacks and fluids that don’t need to be refrigerated and can be eaten with one hand while using the other hand to breastfeed. If you enjoy baking you might try this recipe, chock full of healthy foods!