Chia Seeds for Breastfeeding: Benefits + Recipe

Chia Seeds for Breastfeeding: Benefits + Recipe

If you are breastfeeding, chia seeds are the ultimate superfood to support your nutrition & milk supply. 

Chia seeds are a nutrition packed food that every breastfeeding mum should include in their diet! Not only are they nutritious, they are incredibly versatile and easy to use in your daily breastfeeding diet.

One of our favourite ways to enjoy chia seeds, is in our Wild Berry Lactation Boost Chia Seed Pudding. This recipe is the perfect healthy snack for breastfeeding mums and can be meal prepped to save you time and always ensure you have something to fuel your body in the postpartum period.  Not only does this recipe have the benefits of chia seeds, it also includes the extra nutritional boost and galactagogues from our Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein. We've included this super easy recipe at the end to help your boost your breastfeeding diet! 

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Breastfeeding Mums

Chia seeds are a fantastic "superfood" to include in your breastfeeding diet. They are filled with essential vitamins & minerals to support the nutritional demands of breastfeeding, improving your energy and possibly milk supply.

In just 2 tbsp of chia seeds you'll get:

  • 5g protein
  • 6g essential fatty acids,
  • 2mg iron
  • 180mg calcium
  • 10g of fiber. 

Protein + Fiber: 

Chia seeds are a great source of protein and fiber, keeping you satiated (fuller for longer!), balances your blood sugar, promotes bowel movements (as you can experience constipation in the early postpartum period. 

Essential Fatty Acids: 

Enrich your breastmilk supporting your newborns brain & cognitive development. Chia seeds are a great food to add into your postpartum recovery diet, as the essential fatty acids will support your mental wellbeing. Essential fatty acids also support postpartum mental wellbeing.


Chia seeds are also a a great source of iron, which is an important nutrient to include while breastfeeding as iron deficiency can impact milk supply. 


If you have excluded dairy from your diet while breastfeeding due to food intolerances or allergies in your newborn, chia seeds provide an amazing dairy free calcium source. Calcium is important to maintain your bone health! 

So, next time you're looking for a healthy snack while breastfeeding, give this Wild Berry Lactation Boost Chia Seed Pudding a try!

What makes this chia seed pudding the perfect healthy snack for breastfeeding mums?

Our mouth watering chia seed pudding (that is gluten & dairy free!)  incorporates all the benefits of chia seeds, combined with our Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein Lactation Boost is a protein powder formulated for breastfeeding mums, packed with protein, iodine, calcium, iron, b-vitamins plus galactagogues like fenugreek, blessed thistle & brewers yeast. It's the perfect protein powder to add into your breastfeeding diet, boosting your nutrition, energy and milk supply. 

How to make:

Wild Berry Lactation Boost Chia Seed Pudding


- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

- 3 tbsp of Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein (Wild Berry)

- 1/2 cup of coconut milk 

- 1 tablespoon of honey 

- 1/4 cup coconut yoghurt

-  Optional toppings: raspberries, flaked almonds, hemp seeds, gluten free granola 


1. In a small bowl, mix chia seeds, lactation boost, coconut milk & honey. Stir well to combine. 

2. Top with coconut yoghurt. 

3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 20mins or overnight.

4. Once the chia pudding has set, give it a good stir and add your favourite toppings. We love raspberries, pumpkin seeds and flaked almonds.

5. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious Lactation Boost Chia Seed Pudding!

This recipe can be meal prepped and lasts up to 5 days in the fridge.


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