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Best BBQ Foods for Lactation

Backyard BBQ season is upon us! Light up the grill and bring on the watermelon. But seriously, if you are lactating you may have heard rumors about some foods harming lactation or irritating baby BUT you have also heard about foods that help spark an increase in the Pink Drink from Starbucks (hint, it's the coconut water). Here is a list of lactation fueling foods to stack high on your plate at your next BBQ.

Watermelon (and other fruits)

The problem lactating people run into quite often is hydration, so hydrating fruits like watermelon are the perfect summer BBQ staple but also a great lactation aiding food to add to your plate. Other hydrating fruits include strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, and oranges. Fresh is probably best, but NEVER turn down peach cobbler...EVER.


Let's face it, this is probably a legit Minnesota BBQ staple, so pile it on top of your brat. Sauerkraut is stocked full of probiotics which is great for your and your baby's gut.

Lean Meats

Protein is essential in making breastmilk, and it's kind of like in you probably aren't getting enough. If you don't want to add additional carbs with the bun go bun-less but add lots of veggies and maybe even enjoy 2 burgers or 2 pieces of chicken, or try all the BBQ meats!