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Lactation Boost | Breastfeeding Protein

Lactation Boost | Breastfeeding Protein

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Lactation Boost is the perfect protein powder to add into your breastfeeding diet.

Formulated to support your overall nutrition as a breastfeeding mum, increase postpartum energy levels and boost milk supply.  


Lactation Boost is the perfect protein powder to add into your breastfeeding diet. Formulated to support your overall nutrition as a breastfeeding mum, increase postpartum energy levels and may boost your milk supply. Gluten Free & No Added Dairy. There is a reason that Lactation Boost is the favourite breastfeeding protein powder of Australian mums!


Optimise your breastfeeding diet with Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein including:

☉ 13.6g of Protein
☉ 50% of your RDI for Iodine
☉ 20% of your RDI for iron
☉ 210mg of calcium
☉ 192mg of magnesium
☉ Vitamin D & Zinc
☉ Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 & B12
☉ 1450mg Non- GMO Sunflower Lecithin
☉ Five galactagogues including fenugreek, blessed thistle, fennel, nettle & brewers yeast


WILD BERRY: Protein (Bovine Collagen, Hemp), Berries (Strawberry, Raspberry, Red Goji, Acai, Black Goji Extract), Natural Flavours, Mother’s Blend (Inactivated Brewer’s Yeast, Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, Fennel, Nettle Leaf), Sunflower Lecithin, Minerals (Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Gluconate, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc), MCT Oil, Banana, Beetroot, Apple Pectin, Kelp, Vitamins (B3, D, B6, B2, B1, B12)

CHOCOLATE: Protein (Bovine Collagen, Hemp), Cocoa, Natural Flavours, Mother’s Blend (Inactivated Brewer’s Yeast, Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, Fennel, Nettle Leaf), Minerals (Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Gluconate, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc), Cacao, Sunflower Lecithin, MCT Oil, Beetroot, Apple Pectin, Acai, Sweetener (Monk fruit extract), Black GOji Extract, Kelp,Vitamins (B3, D, B6, B2, B1, B12)

How To Use

Mix 3 tbsp into 200ml milk of your choice. We love the no added sugar coconut milk.

To Increase Milk Supply: Use 3 tbsp daily. You can add Lactation Boost into your choice of milk, smoothie, oats, yoghurt, chia pudding or bliss balls. Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein should be used in conjunction with frequent breastfeeding or pumping sessions, to increase your milk supply by enhancing your prolactin production. Remember- It's normal for a newborn to feed between 8-14 times in a 24 hour period!
If you need support, reach out to an IBCLC for a breastfeeding assessment.

To Support Colostrum: You can begin to take Lactation Boost from week 36 onwards while you begin to hand express colostrum. It's the perfect addition to a medjool date smoothie to support your birth preparation (6-8 dates daily help to ripen the cervix, shorten labour and decrease risk of postpartum bleeding) Always check with your midwife prior to beginning colostrum expressing & using lactation boost during the final stages of your pregnancy

For General Nutrition Support as a Breastfeeding Mum: Add 3tbsp into you diet as needed! It's a great option to use after workouts, boost up your oats at breakfast, or make into a lactation smoothie to drink on the go. The options are endless!

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Your Favourite Breastfeeding Protein Powder

Say hello to Lactation Boost, a must have nutrition packed protein powder formulated to boost energy, increase milk supply and optimise your diet as a breastfeeding mum.

  • Mother's Milk Blend

    A blend of five galactagogues including fenugreek, blessed thistle, fennel, nettle and brewers yeast, which may increase and maintain your milk supply.

  • 13.6g Protein

    A blend of collagen & hemp protein to boost the energy, balance blood sugar, promote postpartum recovery and support your milk supply.

  • Sunflower Lecithin

    1450mg of sunflower lecithin which may prevent clogged ducts and engorgement by support the flow of breastmilk. Source of choline to support mental clarity.

  • B Vitamins & Iron

    A good source of B vitamins & Iron to promote energy and mental clarity during your breastfeeding journey.

  • Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin D

    Provides 210mg of calcium with the synergy of Magnesium and Vitamin D to maintain your bone health.

  • MCT Oil & Iodine

    Rich in healthy fats from MCT oil & Iodine from kelp to reduce brain fog. Say Bye bye mum brain!

  • Made In Australia

    Maternal Essentials is a small, family run business located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Our products are proudly made in Australia.

  • Chocolate & Wild Berry Flavours

    Lactation Boost breastfeeding protein powder is available in two delicious flavours: Chocolate or Wild Berry.

  • Gluten Free & No Added Dairy

    Lactation Boost & Mothers Boost are both gluten free and have no added dairy so you can enjoy in confidence.

The research behind the ingredients in your favourite breastfeeding protein:

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Mothers Milk Blend

A blend of five galactagogues.

Fenugreek & Fennel contain a compound called diosgenin which supports prolactin production, a hormone involved in promoting and establishing your milk supply. One study reported a significant increase in milk supply after supplementing with fenugreek during early lactation. Another study found increased blood levels of prolactin & milk supply in breastfeeding mums after consuming fennel. Animal models have also suggested fenugreek supports the “let down reflex” by increasing oxytocin.

Blessed Thistle stimulates blood flow to your breasts to improve milk supply.  Nettle and Brewers Yeast are filled with essential nutrients like B-Vitamins and Iron to support the nutritional demands of breastfeeding. This comprehensive lactation blend is the reason why Lactation Boost may help increase your milk supply.


A blend of collagen and hemp protein.

The recommended dietary intake of protein while breastfeeding is 67g daily. Protein is needed to support your energy, balance blood sugar, promote mood and maintain muscle mass.

Studies have shown that your protein intake while breastfeeding, influences the nutritional composition of your breastmilk. Protein also helps promote a healthy mood during the postpartum period by assisting the production of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine require amino acids found in protein rich foods to optimise their mood and motivation boosting effects. Great food sources of protein to add into your breastfeeding diet include lean meats, seafood, eggs, nuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds legumes and of course, our Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein Powder, containing 13.6g of protein per serve.

Sunflower Lecithin

Sunflower Lecithin prevents blocked milk ducts while breastfeeding.

Sunflower lecithin provides amazing support to breastfeeding mums who persistently struggle with blocked ducts. It contains a blend of fatty acids that works to emulsify "sticky" breastmilk, improving flow and may reduce blocked ducts. Sunflower lecithin is also a source of choline needed to support brain function in mum and baby. The recommended dietary intake of Choline while breastfeeding is 500mg daily. Choline rich foods include eggs, liver, peanuts, mushrooms and of course our Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein Powder, containing 1450mg of sunflower lecithin and 25mg of choline.

B Vitamins & Iron 

B vitamins and Iron support energy & mood during breastfeeding.

B Vitamins including B1 and B6 are used in your cells energy cycles to reduce postpartum fatigue. They are also needed to make serotonin, your happy hormone, improving your postnatal mood. Vitamin B12 reduces postnatal anxiety and improves Iron absorption preventing deficiency. Iron is essential to boost postpartum energy and mood. A meta-analysis found that mums with iron deficiency in pregnancy & postpartum had an increased risk of postnatal depression. The recommended dietary intake of Iron while breastfeeding is 18mg . Dietary sources of Iron include red meat, lentils, liver, eggs, leafy greens, nuts and both our Lactation Boost & Mothers Boost Postpartum Proteins.

Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin D 

Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin D maintain bone health during breastfeeding.

As a breastfeeding mum, you loose between 200-300mg of calcium daily in your breastmilk to support the growth of your baby. If your diet is low in calcium, your body will 'dissolve' your bones to release calcium into your breastmilk, in a process called bone resorption. You also require Magnesium and Vitamin D to assist strengthening your bones by improving calcium uptake. Inadequate dietary intake of calcium, magnesium & vitamin D will increase your risk of osteoporosis after menopause. By including calcium in your breastfeeding diet you will minimise bone loss, if your intake is less 500mg daily. The recommended dietary intake of calcium while breastfeeding is 1,000mg. Food sources include dairy, tofu, tahini, dried figs, chia seeds and our Lactation Boost Protein Powder, providing 210mg of calcium per serve.


Iodine promotes infant development & postpartum thyroid health.

Prioritising iodine in your diet as a breastfeeding mum will support the cognitive development and growth of your baby. Your breastmilk is the only source of iodine your baby receives, until solids are introduced at 6 months. If you have low dietary iodine, your breastmilk will have a lower concentration. Iodine also supports postpartum thyroid health.Your thyroid regulates hair growth and cognition, with suboptimal function influencing postpartum hair loss and 'mum brain'. The recommended dietary intake of iodine while breastfeeding is 270 µg. Food sources include salmon, eggs, dairy, seaweed, iodised salt and our Lactation Boost Protein Powder, providing 75 µg of iodine per serve

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Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Good but expensive

Love the product and use it when we have a busy day, id use it more often if it wasn’t so pricey. I didn’t see any increase in supply, but it does keep me satiated for longer. But I’ll think I’ll go back to regular protein powder, as I get the same outcome for a fraction of the price.

Jackie G
Boost boost boost

I ran out of the lactation boost so bought more and was pumping between 80-100ml per pump while I was waiting for it to arrive in the post. After using the lactation boost yesterday my second pump of the day today was more than 170ml in a SINGLE PUMP. I can't believe it. Can't wait to try the mother's boost. Highly recommend!!!


Love this stuff! Thought I’d give the new chocolate flavour a go after getting amazing results with the original berry flavour. Super yummy only reason I’m giving 4 stars is because I personally preferred the berry.

Debra Pereira
Love love love it!

5 weeks postpartum and this has really given me a kick in my step. It's so full of great nutrients to help keep me going and has the added bonus of being super delicious!


I can't say that I really noticed much of a difference in my milk supply but I absolutely loved having this in smoothies and smoothie bowls - so yummy! I just wish there was more servings in the tub and it wasn't so expensive. :(

6 Tips to Support your Breastfeeding Journey

☉ The more breastfeeds you do (or pumping sessions) the more milk you will make.

☉ Breastfeeding can be uncomfortable at first, but we promise it will get better!

☉ Eight to twelve feeds a day is very normal for newborns!

☉ Your milk will typically "come in" between 2-5 days after birth.

☉ Focus on lots of skin to skin in the early weeks.

☉ Make sure you are eating enough and prioritising balanced meals.

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