breast milk baby food recipes

Best Healthy Breast Milk Baby Food Recipes [The Ultimate Guide]

Breast milk is one of the essential things for a baby when he comes into this world. I would not hesitate to say that the majority of the parents use powder milk for their babies, which is not a good choice.

It creates a lot of trouble for a baby, and he/she can miss the most essential health benefits at the start. The reason behind it could be different but, what I assume throughout my experience is that majority of the mom’s diet plans are less healthy, and they even couldn’t produce a fair amount of milk or they couldn’t keep the healthiness in themselves too.

But, the good news is that parents now realized the importance of breast milk, and the mother especially eating healthy foods and keeping their existence more healthy too feed their baby their milk.

Moreover, it’s also been said by the WHO that the increase of breast milk feeding to babies cross to over 70% in the current times, and it means that almost population of mothers in America started feeding it again.

Besides that, WHO also recommends the mothers to exclusively feed breast milk to their babies in the first six months.

Benefits of Breast Milk for Babies

If you as a mother eating healthy food, there is a high chance that your baby can get a good amount of benefit from it. Somehow, breast milk contains a good amount of fat, protein, water, and sugar.

Now as the name of sugar mentioned here, most of the parents might get confused because sugar might not be a good option for babies in the starting period. According to USC news, there are normally three different types of sugar available in breast milk i.e. (Lactose, Glucose, and fructose). The amount of glucose and lactose are less but, the fructose is a sugar that is passed from mother breast to baby infant, which is considered as good in terms of essential baby growth and development.

The water available in the breast milk covers all the dehydration of a baby because in the start your baby couldn’t drink normal water. As I earlier said, powder milk has used by the majority of the parents for their babies in the past, and the reason they left it now is the use of unhealthy powder milk and the water that is must to include.

Besides that, breast milk also protects your baby with different health risks including asthma, diabetes, obesity, etc. These diseases affect your baby’s health, and feeding breast milk will always be a good option.

Note: “You can realize now that feeding breast milk not only gives your baby good health, protect them from several diseases but, it also allows them to taste other things like sugar that a doctor usually doesn’t recommend to a baby.”

Misconceptions About Breast Milk for Babies

There are a lot of confusing questions I came across on forums about breast milk for babies, and the one I choose to answer was about the sugar, which was at the top position. So, the question asked by the parents was that “can eating too much sugar affect breast milk”?

According to Kelly Mom, The breast milk will not get affected by the amount of sugar a mother eats in her daily life.

Another question was asked by the parents that what is the reason for milk decrement in breasts?

The answer to this question is keeping yourself dehydrated, eating unhealthy food, or not taking proper vitamins essential for you. If you follow these three things, your breast milk quantity will dramatically increase with time.

Moreover, if you stay calm and have a stress less brain, the health benefit of your breast milk will also increase, and it would be more beneficial for your baby’s too.

How long Breast Milk last?

Breast milk can be safe for 6 hours on normal room temperature, 6 weeks in a refrigerator, and 6 months in a freezer. Although, there is no unhealthiness occur when you store breast milk but, the best practice for every mother should be to use fresh breast milk.

How to Express Breast Milk?

There are a variety of breast pump machines that you can use to express your breast milk. But, there are a majority of the countries that don’t provide a breast milk pump. In this case, the best way for a mother is to use a traditional way, which is your hands.

Experts also suggest that using your hand to express breast milk is much easier and safer than using any tool. You must learn this process as you will surely need to add your breast milk in the recipes that I am going to start below in a while. So without any further ado, let’s get to the process.

Steps

Step 1: First of all, wash your hands properly with warm water. Don’t use cold water because it would increase the process much longer.

Step 2: Put a cloth dipped in warm water to moisture your breast continuously for around 2 minutes. The process does not tend to be important but, it would be good for the expression of milk.

Step 3: Now massage your breast and nipples with your hands to make it ready to produce the milk.

Step 4: Now you have to sit up and make a lean-forward position because it’s the ideal position to express breast milk rather than standing or laying down position.

Step 5: Place your thumb and index finger below your nipples. With the help of your hands, press your breast at the inward position, and roll your fingers at the outward position to properly express the milk. Its necessary is to keep your fingers at a certain position oppositely otherwise the effectiveness of this process reduces.

Step 6: Take a cup or any other thing on which you can pour your breast milk.

Note: Every woman ideal breast milk expression position are different, and trying with this technique more than once allows you to know about the best position for your own breast. However, if you didn’t understand the process, you can easily check the video below.

 

Problems With Women’s When They Express Milk

Majority of the women’s posted on forums that they are facing some issues when they hand express breasts milk, and today I will mention some of them with a quick solution.

One of the mothers said that her breasts become hard with milk, and she can’t get it to come out. If you are also facing this problem, then the best thing for you is to massage your breast with warm olive oil. After finishing massaging your breast, all you need is to massage it with a warm towel for a few minutes.

Another woman said that her breast milk is not coming out and it became painful for her. If you are also facing this issue, then it’s better to take a shower with warm water for around 10 minutes before you start breastfeeding or you are expressing it.

Now, as you have got a lot of information about breast milk expression and the benefits of breast milk, it’s the time to dive into the recipes that you can feed to your babies when they start eating solid food. I have mentioned the recipes into different categories for you. So, without any further ado, let’s start the recipes.

Breast Milk Puree 

The puree is one of the first solid foods for babies when they reach solid food age. Feeding this recipe not only gives your baby a healthy life, but you can also know its likes and dislikes for every food. The reason people starts feeding puree to their babies is that it doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients and is also easily swallowable for your babies too.

1. Avocado and breast milk Pure Recipe for Babies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado.
  • Breast Milk.

Procedure

The first step starts with steaming the avocado, so for that, you have to use a steamer, or you can also try any traditional way as well. When the avocado gets tender properly, all you need is to transfer it into a food processor, add breast milk, and blend until it gives you a smooth texture.

Read Also: Avocado Baby Food Recipes

2. Banana and breast milk puree recipe for babies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana.
  • Breast milk.

Procedure:

Banana is naturally tender and soft for babies, and there is no need to steam it. You can simply add banana and breast milk into a food processor, and blend it until it gets thin.

Read Also: Banana recipes for babies

3. Blueberry and Breast Milk Puree Recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup blueberries.
  • Breast Milk.

Procedure:

Steam or boil the blueberries for 5 to 7 minutes, and transfer it into a food processor. Now add breast milk, and blend the mixture until it gets smooth. The best way to feed this recipe to your babies is to strain it with the help of strainer so, the seeds and liquid get separated.

Read also: Blueberries Baby Food Recipes

4. Carrot and Breast Milk Puree Recipe for Babies

Ingredients:

  • Carrot (Normal).
  • Breast Milk.

Procedure:

Steam or boil the carrot until it gets fork tender. Transfer the tender carrot into a food processor, add breast milk, and blend the ingredients until it gives you the desired consistency.

Read also: Carrot Recipes For Babies

5. Cauliflower and Breast Milk Puree Recipe for Babies

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 florets of cauliflower.
  • Breast milk.

Procedure:

First of all, you have to tender the cauliflower using any traditional way or by using a steamer. Transfer the cauliflower into a food processor and blend it. Now pour the blended cauliflower into a baby food bowl, and for smoothing the texture, you need to add a bit of breast milk until it gives you a smooth texture.

Read also: Cauliflower Baby Food Recipes

6. Chicken and breast milk puree recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • Small Chicken breast Piece.
  • Breast milk.

Procedure:

The first step starts with steaming or boiling the chicken in a steamer or saucepan. When the chicken gets properly tender, transfer it into a food processor, and add the desired amount of breast milk. Blend the mixture until it gives you a smooth texture.

Read also: Chicken Baby Food Recipes

Note: The links I have put in between the recipes allow you to learn all the related recipes of the fruits and, vegetables, and meats. If you are interested, you can check them. Moreover, you can also add a desired amount of ingredients in these recipes but, if you want to feed this recipe to your babies for more than one time, then the best way is to store it into a small container into a freezer.

Breast milk Popsicles:

Popsicles are one of the attractive food for babies, and it’s very easy to prepare as well. One of the best things about it is that you can store it for many days as they usually prepare using the freezer.

Note: You need a tray and a parchment paper for these recipes in advance.

1. Avocado and breast milk popsicles

Ingredients:

  • ½ Avocado.
  • Breast Milk.

Procedure:

Avocados are naturally smooth in texture so, you don’t need to steam it. Transfer the ingredients into a food processor, and properly blend it. Shape the mixture into a small button, or pour it into a Popsicle stick, and freeze it for one or two hours.

2. Banana and Breast Milk Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana.
  • Breast milk.

Procedure:

First of all mash the banana with the help of your hands, and add the desired amount of breast milk in it. Mix the ingredients properly, shape them attractive, and freeze the mixture for an hour or two.

3. Blueberry and Breast Milk Popsicles for babies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup blueberries.
  • Breast Milk.

Procedure:

Boil or steam the blueberries for 5 or 7 minutes, and transfer it into a food processor along with breast milk. Blend the mixture until it gets smooth in texture. Shape the mixture according to your need, and freeze it for around 1 or 2 hours.

4. Carrot and Breast Milk Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • Grated and steamed Carrot.
  • Breast milk.

Procedure:

Transfer the ingredients into a food processor, and blend it until it gets to the desired consistency. Shape the mixture into small buttons, or pour it in a popsicles stick. Freeze them for more than one hour.

Breast Milk Smoothie

Smoothie is one of the delicious and easy recipes that you can try for your babies. Believe me, when your baby starts eating solid foods, breast milk smoothie give them extra help for incorporating their essential nutrients.

You can easily watch the video below to know about all the breast milk smoothie recipes for your babies, and the video also explained the other aspects as well.

Breast Milk Pan Cakes

If your baby has not crossed the age of 12 months, this category will not be a good fit for you. Somehow, the thing I want to share in this portion is that you can simply find a bunch of recipes on google that teaches you about pancakes. All you need is to change the formula milk ingredient into breast milk and prepare it the same.

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