Top 20+ recipes for lactating moms

In this post am going to showcase top 20+ recipes of for lactating mother’s to boost their milk supply. This recipe list consists of both veg and non veg. It’s very essential for breast feeding mother’s to follow a healthy diet inorder to feed their baby and to maintain their healthy weight.

Wheat almond ladoo

Wheat almond ladoo very simple and more tasty ladoos. Wheat almond ladoo is a healthy snack as it contains wheat fibre and the benefits of almonds. You can feed your toddler with this ladoo. As it contains almonds lactating moms can have this ladoo one in the morning and one in the evening for boosting their milk supply.

Ghee is a must include thing for a pregnant women and also lactating women as it gives your body the elasticity nature for skin. This elasticity is must need feature while delivering baby and also recovering from delivery issues.

Almonds deliver a massive amount of nutrients, almonds are loaded with antioxidants, almonds are high in vitamin E which protects our cell membrane from damage, almonds can assist with blood sugar, almonds can also lower cholesterol, it maintains good skin health. It also helps in weight loss so lactating moms can have this to get enough nutrients and loss weight in healthy way. It also helps them maintain bone and dental health.

Almonds are also a rich source of folic acid, a tablet which is given to pregnant women from her first trimester contains this folic acid. Natural way of getting folic acid is by eating almonds. You can have this as extra source of folic acid.

1 cup wheat
1 cup almond
1 cup sugar

Dates halwa

Dates halwa a very Healthy dessert which you can feed young mother inorder to gain their lost iron and calcium. Eating dates can increase prolactin, which is the hormone that tells your body to produce milk.
Dates 200gms
Sugar 4 tsp
Cardamon powder

Beetroot halwa

This dish is mainly given for lactating moms during the first weeks of pregnancy as the beetroot is excellent veg that boosts breast milk in lactating moms. Milk which is added in this recipe also produces healthy breast milk. Many dry fruits are added to this dessert to make it even more rich. Cashew, almonds, raisins have their own health benefits. The main thing is the raisins which is rich in iron and calcium which is needed by the mom to recover from illness post delivery.

Beetroot poriyal

Beetroot dosa

Ulundhu kanji

Ulundhu kanji or urad dal porridge is good for bone health so it is given to lactating mother’s to recover from hip and joint pain as a result of the delivery process. It is also rich in iron, protein and calcium.


Urad dal 100 gms
Jaggery 100-150 gms
Cardamom powder

Puttarisi – Health benefits of Red Rice

Red rice is a kind of unpolished rice which has higher nutritional value compared to white rice or even polished rice. Cooking time is comparatively more than white rice and it has a nutty taste and more gratifying flavor. It is fiber rich content, Vitamin B1 & B2, iron and calcium. Because of higher nutritive content and health advantages of red rice, it is strongly advised for heart patients as well as diabetics. Additionally it is loved by health gurus as well as fitness fanatics since it’s high fiber content helps gain less weight. By consuming red rice, you can get the following nutrition and also health advantages.

1. Contains antioxidants to counteract free radicals
2. Containing Vitamin B6
3. Can Lower High Cholesterol
4. Can Help Prevent Heart Disease
5. Can Lower Blood Glucose
6. It lowers the risk of obesity
7. It helps in fighting asthma
8. It’s fortified with powerful antioxidants
9. Red rice is good for your bone health
10. It’s rich in fiber

Drumstick tomato curry

Drumstick called as murungaikai in Tamil has numerous health benefits. We have a drumstick tree at our home and we most often prepare dishes from the drumstick and also drumstick leaves. We prepare drumstick sambhar, drumstick kara kuzhambu, drumsticks gravy, drumstick poricha kuzhambu, drumstick soup etc.
Drumstick contains highly digestive proteins, calcium, iron, Vitamin C, and carotenoids. Because of the high calcium, iron, and vitamins, drumstick leaves can be used as a wonderful tonic for infants, growing kids and teens to promote strong and healthy bones. Drumstick is given to pregnant women to overcome her pregnancy phase difficulties and also post partum issues such as back pain, pelvic pain etc. As it is rich in iron and calcium new moms are given dishes made out the drumstick to feed healthy and rich breastmilk. Drumstick also increases the breast milk production for the mom those who are suffering from less breastmilk. Drumstick-leaf juice is also very beneficial for pregnant women as it can help them to overcome sluggishness of the uterus, ease delivery, and reduce post-delivery complications.

Drumstick leaves are used to treat many problems such as the wheezing of asthma, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. Soup made with drumstick leaves and flowers are highly beneficial in preventing infections such as throat, chest and skin.

2 Lengthy Drumstick
2 Onion / வெங்காயம் Chopped
3 Tomatoes / தக்காளி Chopped
Oil Required
1 Tsp Mustard seeds / கடுகு
1 Tsp Cumin seeds / சீரகம்
Few Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
1 Tsp Cumin Powder / சீரகத் தூள்
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 Tbsp Chilly Powder / மிளகாய் தூள்
1 Tsp Coriander Powder / மல்லித்தூள்
1 Tsp Salt

Drumstick leaves curry

Murungai keerai poriyal for rice including this recipe in your diet keeps you healthy. The drumstick leaves has numerous health benefits and it is also good for diabetic patients and it aids in weight loss. Drumstick and drumstick leaves recipes are given to both pregnant and new moms as it is rich in calcium and iron. Women may get iron deficiency during this phase and also they need more calcium to overcome the delivery phase. They must include this in their diet to get natural way of iron and calcium.

People with anemia should include this daily in their diet. Constipation will get cured with this drumstick leaves. During the aadi season that falls between the mid July and august people will worship the goddess with the koozhu along with it many sideishes are prepared like karuvattu kuzhambu or kara kuzhambu with many veggies and kothavaranga poriyal and also this murungai keerai poriyal and they feed the poor and needy. May be our ancestors came to know about the benefits of drumstick leaves and included it as a regulation to do this in the festival every year.

2 Tbsp Groundnut Dry roasted and grounded
2 Handfuls Drumstick Leaves Cleaned
2 Tsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds / கடுகு
1 Tsp Cumin seeds / சீரகம்
1 Tsp Urad dal
2-3 Red chilly / சிவப்பு மிளகாய்
Few Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
1 Onion / வெங்காயம் Chopped
1/4 Tsp Salt

Murungai keerai poricha kuzhambu

Murungai keerai poricha kuzhambu my mother in law way of doing very easy and tasty kuzhambu. Usually she will prepare this kuzhambu whenever we get cold. While eating this kuzhambu we will get rid off cold and cough. But we should eat regularly at least for 3 days. Drumstick leaves is rich in iron and calcium so it is good for lactating moms. My MIL served me with this kuzhambu during my post pregnancy frequently it also good in breastmilk secretion.
Murungai keerai poricha kuzhambu will be good with only rice and also we should have it hot. We prepare coconut paste for doing this poricha kuzhambu you can also add coconut milk. always use fresh and new drumstick leaves. Drumstick leaves has numerous health benefits. We must always include drumstick leaves in our diet atkeast 3 to 2 times a week.
For onion paste
2 Onions / வெங்காயம் Roughly chopped
2 Small Black stone flower Kalpasi
1 Tsp Oil
For coconut paste
1 Tsp Fennel seeds / பெருஞ்சீரகம் Dry roast
100 Gms Coconut / தேங்காய்
For kuzhambu
1 Tsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds / கடுகு
1 Glass Water from soaked rice
1 and 1/2 Tbsp Chilly Powder / மிளகாய் தூள்
1/2 Tsp Turmeric oowder
1 Tbsp Rock salt
2 Handful Drumstick Leaves Fresh

Spicy dry fish fry

Dry fish is believed to be a good good that increase milk supply in new mother’s but it is given after doctor told to have non veg. May be in one or two month if you had a cesarean.

Dry fish boosts breast milk. When accompanied with Millet porridges, it is a complete meal for feeding moms.

Karuvadu thokku – dry fish gravy

Fishes have a range of important vitamins and nutrients, like EPA, DHA and vitamin D. Fishes are also rich in iodine, magnesium, iron and copper, all of which play a huge role in the development of your child. Therefore, you must definitely add it to your meal plan in order to make your baby healthier.

Nethili meen kuzhambu

Mathi meen kuzhambu

Vanjaram meen kuzhambu

Variation of mathi meen kuzhambu

Sankara meen kuzhambu

Lamb leg gravy

Lamb leg kurma

Chettinad mutton kuzhambu

After the first 40 days, start with mutton liver it’s full of iron and minerals like Zinc, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium and many more which are required for a woman’s body after baby delivery. Mutton Liver also contains Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 which are also essential dietary elements for a new mom. Then slowly start with eating the mutton meat pieces. Please note, the boiled mutton pieces and soup with rice or chapatti is highly preferred over curry or steak or fried meat.

Mutton liver gravy

Keema dosa

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Hello Friends, I am Poornima Senthil Kumar an IT professional and mother of 2 little angels. My passion for cooking is endless and this blog and Cookingmypassion youtube channel is my dream. I post day to day recipes and also some famous and interesting recipes in my blog and my channel. I love to shoot food preparations videos and also love to capture an eye-catching and mouth-watering pics of my recipes. Me and my husband both love to cook new and innovative recipes. And I am blessed to get my hubby as a supportive and acting partner in our cooking videos. We both love cooking and tasting food as much as we love each other lol... Cooking healthy food, eating happily and staying active without any illness till the last breath is the way of my life. And I would be very happy to know my friends are too happy and healthy with my recipes. No rules, Don't be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn't have to have rules. I don't like it that way. - Masaharu Morimoto Thank you.

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