Since it’s my normal Tasty Tuesday recipe-sharing day and since it’s World Breastfeeding Week I have 2 breastfeeding-friendly recipes to share. Mary shared this cracker recipe a while back and I still haven’t tried them but hoping to soon as my baby has discovered the crunch of the cracker.
And here’s a yummy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin recipe I love. It’s a perfect ‘babymoon’ gift to bring to a new mom and her family.
I’d also like to take this time to promote La Leche League’s Whole Foods for the Whole Family Cookbook.
The recipes, submitted by La Leche League moms,are simple and tasty and the cookbook is full of other cooking and nutritional information about whole food eating. I especially like the section on breadmaking. In the back of the book they have a list of Freezer Meal ideas and other ideas for breastfeeding-friendly meals to bring to a new mom and her family.
Super Baby Food tells you everything you need to know about making your own baby food and more. Another great book for breastfeeding moms is Nina Plank’s Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby’s First Foods. It’s not a cookbook but can serve as a nutritional guide for pregnant and nursing mothers and solid-eating babes. And it of course, highlights the endless nutritional benefits of human breast milk.
Lastly, while I’ve thankfully never had to resort to anything but my own breastmilk and have never actually tried this, it may be helpful to some to know about a special home-made ‘formula’ in Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. I’d probably ask a lactating friend to nurse my baby in an emergency before trying this but it’s good to know about it anyway.
And even more lastly, if you feel like celebrating breastfeeding and are in a creative mood (ahem, Elizabeth), you might like this cake idea: